When someone changes from a “Standard American Diet” to a whole foods diet that cuts out things like grains, dairy, and sugar, the results can be dramatic. Today I talk with Melissa Hartwig, founder of Whole30, to discuss the best ways to help people make the leap to “real” food.
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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that affects 5 to 15 percent of women. Even though it is the most common form of hormone imbalance, conventional medicine has had little success in treating it. Today I’m talking with Dr. Amy Nett about the Functional Medicine approach to PCOS and how it differs from the conventional model.
In today’s podcast interview, I discuss why conventional medicine has failed to address chronic disease and what we can do about it—as individuals, as healthcare practitioners, and as a nation. The stakes are enormously high. Chronic disease is destroying our quality of life, shortening our lifespans, bankrupting our governments, and threatening the health of future generations. Read on to hear my thoughts about about the future of medicine and healthcare in the United States, and beyond.
Every year something like this happens. I could almost set my watch to it. A big media story claims something you’re eating will harm your health. In this case, we’re talking about a Netflix documentary called What the Health. This film, which was produced by two vegans and animal welfare activists, makes a series of ridiculous and unfounded claims like eating an egg a day is as bad as smoking five cigarettes, fish is toxic, and drinking milk causes cancer. Read on to find out what peer-reviewed science actually tells us about human nutrition.
In the conventional world, whole grains and legumes are viewed as universally beneficial. In the Paleo world, they’re viewed as inflammatory foods that should be avoided by everyone. Who is right? That’s the question I cover in this week’s podcast. It turns out that the answer isn’t as simple as dogma on either side of the debate suggests.
Candida is one of those polarizing topics in medicine. On the one hand, you’ve got the conventional medicine perspective, which holds that candida only causes problems in severely immunocompromised people—like patients with HIV/AIDS. On the other hand, you’ve got some people in the alternative medicine world that blame candida for everything and claim you can diagnose it accurately simply by spitting into a glass. Today I’ll share my experience with fungal overgrowth and how I treat it.