Want to Lose Weight? Help Your Friendly Intestinal Bacteria Thrive Why are livestock given low levels of antibiotics to fatten them up? One way of adding more fat to an animal (or to a person for that matter) is to alter the gut bacteria, which the antibiotics do very well. It turns out that there […]
A recent large-scale study of over 7000 people who were placed on a Mediterranean diet made headlines around the world. The study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people with high risk for heart disease: smokers, overweight people, diabetics and those with other risk factors who were placed on a Mediterranean […]
Why is epigenetics so revolutionary? In the past it was thought that whatever was inherited through the genes and DNA was fixed and unchangeable, our biological destiny written in the double helix of our DNA. One of the first clues that this was not so came from the world of honeybees.
In a group of 80 patients, those receiving Five Element acupuncture reported less pain, better energy and fewer emotional problems.
The effects of persistent organic pollutants (POP) is great enough that there is a new term for their effect on weight gain-obesogens.
Unknown to her, she had multiple food allergies to which her body responded with increased cortisol, the main stress hormone.
Sarah, a long-standing patient of mine was baffled. Despite eating well and exercising she had put on thirty pounds in the past two years, mostly around her midsection. The one thing that had changed in her life was a difficult divorce leading to on going stress with her ex husband and their two children.
The bottom line is that you can eat your way to being less stressed, even using dark chocolate if you want. Increasing foods that reduce inflammation like organic dark colored vegetables and fruits and eating a diet lower in animal protein will reduce cortisol and improve well-being.
To protect your cells and organ function there are food groups which are not used enough in most people’s diet that are extremely beneficial in improving cholesterol levels, blood sugar levels and reducing inflammatory hormones.
The function of the brain is dependent on good eating habits as much as the heart or any other organ and yet most of the time the first approach to treating emotional issues is a prescription, not a food diary investigation.