We absolutely need and rely on the hormone insulin, but only when it stays in its sweet spot: just enough, not too much. Too much insulin has a direct adverse effect (obesity, type 2 diabetes) and many far-reaching effects, including an increased risk of cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease and more. News out just this week of […]
Why haven’t I seen this information before now!? It doesn’t change my mind, but if you are still getting routine mammograms, it might change yours. I saw this article first in Consumer Reports. The Institute of Medicine, the nonprofit arm of the National Academy of Sciences issued a Report in 2012 (link is external) that […]
A couple of exciting events have happened in the world of nutrition recently, causing feathers to ruffle and fur to fly! The first was really a political move that shocked many. The National Food Policy Conference was organized for early April as a key informative event for federal policy makers. Nina Teicholz, author of The […]
When was the last time you had trouble sleeping? Too much caffeine, emotional stress, loud neighbors, or the anticipation of leaving on a trip can all interfere with a good night’s rest. But if you frequently have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep, you can count yourself among the one-third of Americans who suffer […]
A truly excellent clinician, podcaster, and researcher, Michael Ruscio, DC, recently focused his attention on Homocysteine. (You can read the transcript of his podcast here (link is external) and stay tuned for an upcoming podcast of his in which we talk about it together!) I wanted to add to his discussion, and then asked myself: […]
It’s the sugar. I predict that within 5 years, doctors will not be relying on routine lipid panels to assess risk of cardiovascular disease. My prediction reveals my inherent nature as an optimist!
FRIDAY at the Physicians and Ancestral Health conference started with an excellent discussion of Mood and Memory by Dr. Georgia Ede, renowned psychiatrist and ketogenic diet blogger.
One of the most challenging aspects of my practice is trying to help people recover lost brain function: even when they know they have a problem, and want help for the problem, the path of relief is not straightforward.
Calcium’s role in the body is vast: not only is it the main component of healthy bones, but in all its other locations it participates in the proper balance of electrolytes that facilitate communication between cells as well as the production of
We had a great winter retreat in Arizona this winter, and enjoyed a wide variety of talks. All of which directed themselves one way or another toward a health, ancestral-based, lifestyle.