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Adult Auto-Immunity and Childhood Trauma

Dysregulation of the immune system is at the heart of much of chronic medical and psychiatric illness. Causal factors include overuse of antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, hormones, toxins, infections, the degraded food supply, life style and emotional stress, combined with genetic vulnerability. What is not sufficiently recognized or treated is the impact that repetitive overwhelming adverse childhood experiences have upon […]

Nutrient Power: The Walsh Research Institute

Last summer I stumbled upon the work of Dr. William Walsh of the Walsh Research Institute, when he was interviewed by Dave Asprey on the Bulletproof Podcast. I was instantly struck with Dr. Walsh’s character; his authenticity, accessibility and humanitarian stance, as well as the groundbreaking scientific work that he has been doing for more than 30 years. He is […]

TACA, GAPS vs. Paleo AIP

The pomegranate, with its many seeds, is an ancient symbol of fertility. It is often eaten on Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, which we just celebrated. One meaning of the custom is that we wish that our good deeds in the ensuing year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate. On Rosh […]

Sweating

I once saw a naturopath who told me that given my O blood type, that is was essential for me to break a sweat every day in order to feel my best. I reluctantly and very briefly followed her recommendation, but then quickly returned to my old habit of long walks and kundalini yoga, neither […]

The Value of a Supplement Hiatus

I recently undertook an 8 day cleanse. The most powerful benefit resulted from following the recommendation to stop all supplements that were not absolutely essential. I had been feeling unusually tired, which was part of the rationale for undertaking the cleanse in the first place. I thought that it might do me good to get […]

Fat Fast and Menopause

All my life I have struggled with my weight. Both sides of my family suffered from morbid obesity, along with metabolic syndrome, a preoccupation with food and emotional eating. Only when I reached puberty and began to individuate, did I realize that it was not written in stone that I had to be overweight like […]