New research is showing that “prolonged immunologic stress” is a risk factor for OCD. What causes prolonged immunologic stress and what does it do to your immune system?
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Stress: we all know it’s bad, but the reality is there will be some so you need to know how to manage and minimize it. Most women have stress from various sources and it can even seem stressful just thinking about de-stressing. Tell an anxious, stressed woman to sit quietly and meditate and watch her […]
There are a handful of healthy diets that are commonly mentioned in the Paleo and functional medicine realm. One of these is the SCD diet, or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Today we speak with Steven Wright, who provides easy steps to get started with the SCD diet and how you can use it to improve your […]
You know that yoga will make you flexible and strong but did you know that it has many other incredible health benefits? Research in yoga is quite advanced and this evidence-based review reveals 12 proven benefits for mind and body:… The post Yoga – 12 Scientifically Proven Benefits appeared first on Doctor Akil.
You know by now that what you put into your body is key to your overall wellness. But paying attention to what you eat isn’t only the best way to fix your ailments – it’s also the best way to prevent illnesses from cropping up. My guest tonight, Andrea Nakayama, knows this better than most. After losing […]
Want to Live to 100? Whenever I would suggest that my patients develop a plan to live to 100 and beyond, it would usually elicit groans, complaints and sometime panic. After all, who wants to live to be 100 years old, sick, on tons of medications, and unable to live life to its fullest? Fortunately, […]
An essential oil is the natural, aromatic liquid that is within many shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, and bushes. They are usually extracted through steam distillation. Scientifically, we know that the natural aromas of essential oils are more than just pleasant. They are emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and physically healing. God has imbued the aromatic molecules of […]
If you follow health news, you might be thinking exercise doesn’t matter when you’re trying to lose weight. Vox just published a big piece showing how useless exercise alone is for weight loss. The NY Times says “eating less” is way more effective than “exercising more.” Obesity researchers like Gary Taubes and Yoni Freedhoff—who don’t […]
A little ways back, Dr. Noah De Koyer of the Centre for Epigenetic Expression interviewed me for the “Beyond Your Wildest Genes” podcast. We chatted about my own transition from vegetarian to paleo-primal, Chinese Medicine, client success stories and more. During our conversation, I answered a handful of questions, including: Is it EVER possible to […]
U.S. organic food sales have grown from $1 billion in 1990 to $31.5 billion in 2011 (1), and the demand for organic meat products has steadily increased over the last two decades. Most consumers cite an improved nutrient profile as their primary reason for buying organic (2). But is organic meat really better for us, […]