Do you know what’s really in a bottle of wine? Is wine healthy, or a health hazard? In this series about wine, I will look at how wine has changed from its traditional form into a commercialized product, go through the benefits and risks of wine consumption, and share how to find high-quality wine. This first article will cover a brief history of wine and how wine has evolved into a processed product, not unlike the other processed and refined foods we see today.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is much more common than statistics indicate, and it can have devastating consequences. It has been associated with everything from brain fog, cognitive decline, and heart disease to learning disabilities, infertility, and autoimmune disease. When you don’t have enough B12, it can affect virtually every system and tissue in the body. Despite this, B12 deficiency is rarely tested for—and even when it is tested, the lab results are problematic. Today I discuss the right way to get your B12 tested and how to treat it if you are deficient.
Industrialized society has exposed us to thousands of toxins. Some are known to be harmful, while the effects of others are unknown. But there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Read on to learn how to decrease your exposure to toxins and increase your detoxification capacity.
Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day? Researchers have been trying to answer that question for years, particularly as it relates to achieving a healthy weight. Read on to learn what the latest randomized clinical trials are telling us, and whether intermittent fasting is really an effective weight loss strategy.
A Paleo-type diet is a great option for adults, but what about children? Will it provide everything they need to thrive? Today I discuss the specific nutritional needs of kids and how a Paleo diet can meet those needs. I’ll also talk about the American habit of providing “special” meals for kids—kids’ menus at restaurants, kids’ breakfast cereals, etc.—and how these are not only unnecessary but also unhealthy.
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be talking about functional medicine and ancestral health in Stockholm, Sweden, and London, U.K., this summer. Each location will feature seminars for both clinicians/healthcare practitioners and the general public, as well as a unique and intimate pop-up dinner.