Category Archives: Nutrition

Evaluating Nutritional Supplements

Why I Recommend Nutritional Supplements I frequently prescribe nutritional supplements for my patients.  These play a key part in healing, and may take the form of micronutrients that act as cofactors for many intracellular enzymes, or herbal combinations that have been used in integrative medicine for years for their particular healing benefits. My reasons for […]

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How full is your bucket?

I have come to view health in this way:  We were all given a bucket at birth.  It signifies our ability to stay healthy by bouncing back from stressors and detoxifying harmful things thrown at us throughout our life. When your bucket overflows you get sick with a chronic illness.  Cancer, auto-immune disease, diabetes, depression, […]

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Eat, Drink, (Sleep) and Be Merry–4 keys to vitality

EAT Good food. Whole food.  I promise to eat good food, whole food and nothing but the food. That means minus the chemicals that are preservatives, colorings, and artificial flavors. If you can’t pronounce it or it sounds like a science experiment, don’t put it in your mouth. DRINK Drink water. Drink when you are […]

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New Year’s Resolution #1–Detox

It’s that time of year when we think of getting healthy.  Cleaning up our act. Should you clean up from the inside out?  Should you do a detox? The internet and email inboxes are flooded with various detox ideas: “the 10-day detox” “detox with your doctor” “sign up here for this detox”…  This usually includes buying […]

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Grass-fed Beef

A recent study compared the nutrient content of grass-fed versus corn-fed beef. The findings were significant. Grass-fed beef had higher concentration of omega-3 fatty acids, a lower ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids, higher b vitamin concentration, and higher content of the anti-oxidants vitamin E and beta-carotene. This calls to question the advice of […]

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Processed foods alter gut bacteria

Your microbiome, the bacteria that live in your intestines and elsewhere in your body, serve very important functions.  They help you digest food.  They secrete nutrients that nourish the cells lining your intestines.  They affect which genes in your cells are active and which ones are inactive.  They support a healthy immune system, making you less […]

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