Grocery Check-Out Caution
Bottom line: there’s a new player on the estrogen mimicker stage that I want you to look out for: BPS. But first let me give you some background… Last month’s reader question motivated several of you to send more questions about estrogen dominance in women (of which rough PMS is a common symptom). One of… Read More »
Food Combining: A Recipe for Digestive Bliss
Indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome are modern phenomena. Our ancestors did not eat the way we do. Their diets were composed of one or two foods at a time as they came across them, with many meals consisting of nothing but animal protein. With the advent of agriculture, a more varied diet became available, but… Read More »
Arthritis Agony Relief
My clients come to me struggling with many different types of inflammation. Unfortunately, arthritis is becoming increasingly common. This advanced joint inflammation can be extremely painful and debilitating. Don’t make the mistake, however, of assuming that yours is necessarily a life-long, progressive ailment of aging that you” just have to accept”. The most common medications… Read More »
Warm up! Reconsider Coconut Oil
Saturated fats have long been unfairly vilified in the media. While we have, as a nation, reduced our fat consumption steadily for the past few decades, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease have skyrocketed. In truth, saturated fat plays a number of critical roles in the body (if this is news to you, please check out this prior… Read More »
Thriving in the Holiday Season
I’m taking a break this month from more clinical topics in order to share a very practical one. There are myriad articles written this time of year about how to navigate and “survive” the holidays. Buy presents early. Purchase pre-made party foods instead of making them at home. Get your kids to help with decorating… Read More »
Secrets and Solutions to Sound Sleep
Some of us like to joke about needing more sleep. But many of us don’t get enough simply because we can’t. And this is a big, missed opportunity! While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock… Read More »
Green Coffee Beans: Weight-Loss Fad?
Weight loss gimmicks. Some of them are frivolous; some of them, downright dangerous. It isn’t often that a seeming “magic pill” notion comes along that is actually backed by science. But green coffee beans are a bit of an exception. At a meeting of the American Chemical Society earlier this year, researchers announced a gold-standard… Read More »
To Buy or Not to Buy: Organic?
I find many people are confused about why buying organic foods is so important. Is it because the flavor is better? Well, in many cases, I find this to be true but not always. In my blind student taste tests, some can tell the difference, and others cannot. Is it because organic veggies have more… Read More »
Breast Fibroids – Relief at Last!
Over the years, I’ve met dozens and dozens of female clients who have struggled with them: cystic breasts. Lumpy, thick tissue with nodules that are sensitive or even painful, breast fibroids are benign in principle. But they can also be an early warning that your hormone-sensitive tissues need some help. Let me introduce you to… Read More »
Quercetin: Allergy and Asthma Quieter?
Bless you! Gesundheit! Thanks to the explosion of beautiful plant life, we are once again entering another allergy season. Like many, you may suffer from seasonal sneezing, nasal congestion, sinus headache, weepy eyes, or post nasal drip. Our immune system can react with alarm to the protein in a particular type of pollen… Read More »