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Carbohydrate Recommendations for Optimal Health!

Did you know that carbohydrates are not essential nutrients? Your body has no nutritional requirement for carbohydrate; and can actually make carbohydrates through a process known as gluconeogenesis, where your liver converts amino acids into glucose. Your body can also convert fat for energy as well, through a process known as ketosis. There are essential […]

Dark Chocolate, Walnuts and Wine?

Can chocolate be a part of the True Paleo regime? Without a doubt. If you choose a dark, raw chocolate, preferably fair trade and organic, you can create the perfectly decadent treat for that special occasion without having to resort to adulterated versions (faux paleo) of cakes, cookies, muffins and other sweets. Real chocolate (dark- […]

What, No Tools?

Of the various medical freebies I receive in the mail, I only read two of them. One is the monthly American Family Physician, which enables me to do continuing education at home, so I can pursue my serious education at non-accredited conferences on nutrition and lifestyle changes, not often sponsored by medical schools.  The other […]

How Women Can Restore Their Sex Drive

Testosterone replacement therapy is a controversial subject regarding men and it is almost taboo to discuss testosterone replacement therapy in women. Women, like men, produce testosterone, but to a much lesser extent (about 1/10th) than men do. Why do women take testosterone? Women may choose to take testosterone to restore a healthy sex drive, increase […]

Plant Neurobiology: “Foolish distraction” or “new science”?

Michael Pollan, author of Omnivore’s Dilemma and other books, has written an interesting article on The Intelligent Plant in The Atlantic. He begins by recounting the ruckus in the scientific community following the 1973 publication of the “The Secret Life of Plants.” Over the years, most of the claims in the book were discredited. However, the issue has […]