Both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have seen a dramatic increase in recent years. What’s causing this rise? It’s not just genetics or bad luck. Environmental factors, like diet, do play a role—despite what conventional medicine might say. Today we’ll discuss what the latest research says about the underlying causes of both ADHD and ASD and what areas to investigate if you or a loved one has been diagnosed.
Does adrenal fatigue really exist? Is it an accurate representation of stress-related pathology? Do the adrenal glands really become drained and unable to produce cortisol? Today I’ll discuss the current scientific evidence behind what happens to us when we experience chronic stress and propose that a much more accurate term for this would be HPA axis dysfunction.
A recent AHA presidential advisory recommends yet again that we reduce our saturated fat intake to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This time, coconut oil was added to the “avoid” list. But is it really unhealthy? Read on to learn what the research says and why we shouldn’t take this AHA report to heart.
The conventional view of cancer is that it is caused by DNA mutations in the cell nuclei. However, the metabolic theory of cancer proposes that some cancers are caused by a dysfunction of cellular respiration and that the restriction of glucose in the diet may prevent and even reverse some cancers. Today I’ll review the research supporting this theory and explore how the ketogenic diet may impact cancer tumor growth.
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
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
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
- 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.