Are GMOs Safe?

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Genetically modified foods (GMOs) have been popular in the news lately ever since California failed to pass Prop 37, which would have required the labeling of GMO ingredients on all products sold within the state. While California may be setting the stage for the discussion of future labeling of GMO foods in our country, currently there is no regulation anywhere in the United States requiring the disclosure of GMO ingredients to consumers. This is in… Read More

RHR: Holiday Weight Gain, Sugar Cravings, and Lyme Disease

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Another Q&A, folks! I hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving and had a restful long weekend. In this episode, we cover: 2:13 What Chris ate for breakfast (including his coffee ritual) 10:10 Avoiding holiday weight gain 17:56 What to do about sugar cravings after meals 23:00 Demystifying Lyme Disease 34:39 Addressing Diverticulitis 39:46 Chris reveals a HUGE book update (breaking news) 42:11 Underweight with Hashimoto’s 46:54 Can tests really measure how healthy we are? Links We Discuss:… Read More

Become a fermentation ninja – without leaving your pajamas

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Eating fermented foods is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health. Fermentation increases the beneficial bacteria, vitamins and enzymes present in foods and makes the nutrients they contain more bioavailable. Our ancestors knew this implicitly: almost all traditional cultures that have been studied included fermented foods in their diet. Fermented foods have powerful healing properties. I’ve written and spoken many times before about the importance of the gut flora,… Read More

How to cure lactose intolerance

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Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food intolerances, affecting up to 65% of the world’s adult population. (1) Many people choose to completely cut out dairy as a way to avoid the gastrointestinal symptoms that frequently come along with eating dairy foods. But is true lactose intolerance really the cause of their digestive distress, or are many people prematurely eliminating dairy because of a perceived inability to digest milk products? And is it… Read More

Recipe: Baked Apples

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Need a sweetener-free dessert for Thanksgiving? This easy, delicious recipe is sure to please! Type of dish: Dessert Equipment: Oven-safe pan or skillet Servings: Makes 4 servings. Ingredients: 4 crisp apples 4 TB butter ground nutmeg (about 1/4 tsp or more to taste) ground cinnamon (about 1/2 to 1 TB) 6 whole cloves Directions: Preheat the oven to 350F. Peel apples and cut them in half. Remove the cores with a knife. Break the butter… Read More

Recipe: Curried Chicken (or Turkey) Salad

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Curried chicken is a great lunch option and a great way to use leftover chicken or even Thanksgiving turkey for a curried turkey salad option. Adjust the amount of curry to amp up or tone down the flavor. Type of dish: Lunch Equipment: Cooking pot, whisk Servings: Makes 2-3 servings. Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (instructions on poaching them below, or instead, use leftover cooked chicken from any part of the bird) 3 celery… Read More