Choline is an essential nutrient for proper growth, development, and overall function of the human body, yet nine out of 10 Americans don’t get enough. Even if you supplement with choline, a recent study suggests that certain gut microbes could prevent proper choline absorption. This may be especially harmful during pregnancy. Read on to learn what the research tells us about choline and how to optimize your choline status to support overall health.
In this episode, we discuss: Robert Biswas-Diener’s journey from psychologist to coach What is positive psychology? Combining positive psychology and coaching The fundamentals of health coaching How health coaching differs from an expert or authority approach How asking powerful questions shifts the dialogue Framework for coaches just getting started What an aspiring health coach should look for in a training program Show Notes: ADAPT Health Coach Training Program Upside of Your Dark Side –… Read More
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well? Read on as I discuss the results of a recent study, and learn which of your prescriptions might be influencing your gut microbiome—for better or for worse.
We often make the mistake of assuming that big problems require big interventions to make a difference. But it’s actually a series of small changes that tends to make the biggest impact, instead of these hugely dramatic interventions. That’s the message with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee’s new book, How to Make Disease Disappear. Today we talk with Dr. Chatterjee, the star of the hit BBC One series Doctor in the House, whose mission is to help 100 million people feel fantastic by restoring them to optimal health.
While Functional Medicine is gaining in popularity and reputation, the costs associated with it are still prohibitive for many people. By implementing corporate and community wellness programs, Functional Medicine can begin to reach people on a much wider scale. Today, we have a roundtable discussion with Amory Langmo and David Sprague from the Berkeley Fire Department; Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Danielle Cook, and Tracey Clow from CCFM; Yaron Hadad from Nutrino; and Chuck Hazzard from Oura. We discuss the success of the Berkeley Fire Department pilot wellness program we worked together to develop and implement for their incoming class of 10 new recruits.
B12 deficiency isn’t a bizarre, mysterious disease. But recent research suggests it’s far more common than previously believed.
There are many reasons why people choose to go vegetarian or vegan. Some are compelled by the environmental impact of confinement animal feeding operations (CAFO). Others are guided by ethical concerns or religious reasons. I respect these reasons and appreciate anyone who thinks deeply about the social and spiritual impact of their food choices—even if my own exploration of these questions has led me to a different answer. But many choose a vegetarian diet is… Read More
Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. (1) These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract… Read More
This is a guest post written by staff clinician Amy Nett, MD. The normal small bowel, which connects the stomach to the large bowel, is approximately 20 feet long. Bacteria are normally present throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract, but in varied amounts. Relatively few bacteria normally live in the small bowel (less than 10,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid) when compared with the large bowel, or colon (at least 1,000,000,000 bacteria per milliliter of fluid).… Read More
Many of you have probably heard of the ‘alkaline diet’. There are a few different versions of the acid-alkaline theory circulating the internet, but the basic claim is that the foods we eat leave behind an ‘ash’ after they are metabolized, and this ash can be acid or alkaline (alkaline meaning more basic on the pH scale). According to the theory, it is in our best interest to make sure we eat more alkaline foods… Read More
- All About Sweeteners
- Food Additives
- Effortless Paleo Weight Loss
- Thyroid Disorders
- Gut Health
- B12 Deficiency
- The Diet-Heart Myth
- Nutrition for Healthy Skin
- Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions
- EFAs, Fish & Fish Oil
- Natural Childbirth
- Raw Milk Reality
- Shaking Up the Salt Myth
- The Truth About Red Meat
It’s one thing to tell people what to eat from a health perspective, but it’s another thing to actually make it possible and give them support. Michelle Tam knows that it doesn’t have to be hard. Making healthy recipes fun, easy, and filled with umami is the goal of her new book, Ready or Not! 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo. Today we discuss tips, tricks, and ways to get your entire family on board with cooking and eating healthy meals at home.
If you love pancakes but are on a gluten-free diet and are tired of eating pancakes that taste like cardboard and have a texture like hockey pucks, check out this recipe!
This stew is quickly prepared if you have cooked chicken breasts on hand. Make it the night before and it’ll be ready for breakfast.
Tandoori Masala is a spice mix that is used as a marinade for roast chicken in Northern Indian and Pakistani cuisine. It’s easily available in stores but commercial brands often have gluten and MSG included as additives.
What if huevos rancheros took a trip to India? They’d probably taste a lot like the spicy eggs in this recipe. If you like a milder taste, just tone down the chili powder and cayenne. This dish is excellent on its own or can be served with sausage, bacon, or any leftover meat.