The dictionary defines “germophobe” as “a person who fears physical contact with germs and is therefore obsessed with cleanliness”. Given what we know now about the fact that there are 10 bacterial cells to each human cell in our bodies, this seems like strange behavior indeed. How can you even focus on the germs outside […]
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We know how it is… You’re busy, it’s hot, and the last thing you want to think about is the next three days of meals. The fridge is looking especially bare (aside from an impressive array of paleo hot sauces). Your stock of fresh veggies has dwindled to suspiciously slimy butter lettuce and two very […]
Quercetin Strengthens Immunity: You may have heard that it is essential to eat all the colors of the rainbow for optimal health. Why is this so? In the most recent decade, studies are gaining popularity in identifying fruits and vegetables as the primary tools for cancer prevention. Nature provides fruits and vegetables with different micronutrients […]
What’s the best dental insurance? It’s not the dental rider on your employer’s health plan. It’s not the government-assisted program better known as a freebie. It’s not some self-pay contraption. It’s none of those obvious things. The best dental insurance is you doing what…
A top priority in starting a healthy eating program is eliminating inflammatory foods, and one of the foods that is most hazardous and most common is vegetable oil. Even “healthy” canola oil belongs in the “not-so-fast” category with cottonseed, safflower, and soy oil. Easily contaminated with GMO or non-organic, their main drawback is that they […]
Sad truth about most exercise resolutions: they’re temporary. The most important choice about an exercise program is finding one that gives enough reward to make it stick, which usually means finding one that is actually enjoyable.
Super busy lives mean many of us shy away from cooking. Juggling to-do lists, demanding jobs, children’s busy schedules, and perhaps less-than-stellar skills in the kitchen, cooking seems to slide way down on our list of priorities. My lofty goal involves shifting people’s perception about working with food and creating a meal. We have raised […]
Most of us past the age of 50 notice that we are forgetting things from time to time, sometimes quite alarmingly.
VIDEO VERSION What is your opinion about gluten? How have you come to your conclusions? As a functional medicine physician, I find most articles I read in the popular press incomplete. I would like to share what I have learned in my journey from conventional doctor to functional medicine physician. The basic statistic is this: […]
The number of patients with thyroid conditions that come to our office (and are unaware of their condition) is overwhelming! Thyroid disease is epidemic! According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. Up to 60 percent of these individuals are aware of their health condition. This […]