In America today, we are eating huge doses of sugar, especially high fructose corn syrup. It is sweeter and cheaper than regular sugar and is in every processed food and sugar-sweetened drink. Purging it from your diet is the single best thing you can do for your health!
Many people are searching for functional medicine doctors because they're unsatisfied with what conventional medicine offers. They're unhappy with the way conventional doctors think about their health. They're discouraged by the focus conventional medicine places on just suppressing symptoms.
A recent study out of Harvard found a lack of data proving that eating dairy leads to better bones, weight loss, or improved health. The researchers found, instead, a number of serious health risks, including cancer, tied to dairy consumption.
All of these symptoms are potentially related to low thyroid function or what we call hypothyroidism. They can negatively affect your quality of life, but when you correct your thyroid function, you can get rid of these symptoms.
Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem.
44 percent of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25 to 35 percent have reflux. It causes tremendous problems, and nobody is asking why. Is there some other factor that's driving this epidemic?
Chronic, unremitting stress takes a heavy toll on our health. Over time, it can lead to burnout of the adrenal glands, making it impossible for your body to respond normally to the stresses of life, leaving you feeling tired and crummy most of the time.
Through the science of functional medicine, a new way of thinking about how to solve this (and every other!) complex health problem, you can fix this problem quickly by simple changes in diet and a few other simple strategies.
The best way to ensure you are eating the highest quality, most nutritious food possible is to prepare your own food in your own kitchen. We are all chefs. You don't have to be trained at Le Cordon Bleu to know your way around a kitchen.
Bottom line, this type of study does not prove cause and effect. If I did a study on sunrise and humans waking up, I would find 100 percent correlation, but that doesn't mean that the sun came up because you woke up. Correlation, yes; causation, no.
Here are easy-to-make or easy-to-buy foods that you can grab and go anywhere with. We all travel out of the house frequently, and with a little bit of planning and shopping, we can stay healthy and keep ourselves out of food emergencies.
There is absolutely no biological requirement for milk, and the evidence for low-fat milk is lacking, along with the bone benefits. The dairy lobby has its tentacles deep in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
We all have our favorite summertime foods: a juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, a hearty potato salad, or cool, refreshing ice cream. Here are some recipes I recommend as healthy alternatives to those warm-weather favorites.
With all the new diet trends that seem to spring up daily, it's not surprising many people are confused about what to eat. At the end of the day, all diets use a gimmick or trick to make you focus on how to change your eating habits to be healthier.
The path to energy, to well-being is not far for most of us -- it is a few bites of food, a few steps, a few moments of rest away. It is disarmingly simple, yet even the best and the brightest among us often fail to make the connection between how we treat our bodies and how we feel.
If there is one thing I could encourage everyone to do, it is to take just one week to see just how powerful a drug food can be. There is nothing to lose but your suffering. It doesn't take months or years to see change. It happens in days or weeks.
Today, I want to celebrate my mother because she taught me something so essential and enduring that it has become my greatest passion: cooking. The closer we can get to the food we eat, the shorter the link between field and fork, the better off we will all be.