Do you have high cholesterol? Are you concerned about your heart health? You might want to get your thyroid checked out. Thyroid hormones play a major role in lipid metabolism and are one of the major causes of high cholesterol. Read on to learn more.
The episodic model of care from conventional medicine is outdated in technology and failing in approach. Today, I talk with Dr. Sunjya Schweig, Co-Director at the California Center for Functional Medicine, to discuss how the shift towards the Collaborative Care Model used in Functional Medicine improves care for chronic diseases by providing a team approach and collaborative network of medical professionals who can work together to help and guide their clients.
An epidemic of childhood behavioral disorders is sweeping the globe. Research suggests that heavy metal toxicity may be one of the underlying causes of childhood behavioral disorders, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and tics. Read on to learn about the relationship between heavy metals and behavior, the primary sources of heavy metal exposure, and why detoxification may be beneficial in the treatment of childhood behavioral disorders.
We often hear people talking about how the Paleo diet is lacking scientific evidence to support its health claims. But is that really true? Today, I talk with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, PhD (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom), about the science and research that supports the ancestral diet and lifestyle—and how you can use that knowledge to customize your diet to match your own unique needs.
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
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.
Store bought Thai curry paste can be blistering hot, as it is often made with Thai bird chili peppers. Serrano chilis can be used instead and this simple recipe let’s you adjust the heat to your liking.