When Cancer Hits Home: Finding a Path When None Exists
Many of the people who are close to me, including my friends and many of my patients, know that my wife, Mariah, is being treated for a fairly aggressive form of breast cancer. In addition, my older sister Sharon passed away last fall (2015) from a long-term battle with leukemia. As you can imagine, cancer
Why Go Paleo?
Need more reasons to go Paleo? Just look at the Tokelau, an indigenous population of the South Pacific. Tokelauans are characterized by two extraordinary things: 1) their reliance, for centuries, on a limited diet of coconut, seafood, wild fowl, and fruit and 2) remarkably low rates of heart disease, hypertension, obesity, and diabetes among the
How Your Diet Affects Your Reproductive Success
At least 6 million people of reproductive age in the US (that’s 7.4% of the population) are struggling with infertility. For many in this group, the cause of that infertility remains somewhat mysterious, only adding to the frustration. Meanwhile, we continue eating processed foods, living stationary life styles, and enjoying all the other perks of
Gary’s Story: Coping with the impossible. Cancer hitting home.
Many of the people that are close to me know that my wife Mariah is being treated for a fairly aggressive form of breast cancer. My older sister Sharon passed away last fall (2015) from a long term battle with leukemia, and overall it has been a lot for me to take in. I am
If Living Healthy is so Important to Longevity, Why Do Some Unhealthy People Live so Long?
Did you know that people who live to be 95 are just as likely to make unhealthy lifestyle choices as anyone else? At least that’s what one study from the Yeshiva Institute for Aging found. Smoking, drinking, failing to exercise, eating processed foods—some people do these things all their lives and somehow still manage to
How to Relieve Stress–The Natural Way
Stress—its something we’ve all experienced, albeit at varying intensities. What most people don’t know, though, is just how bad persistent stress is for our bodies. Excess amounts of DHEA, adrenaline, and cortisol (the primary stress hormones released by the body) can cause everything from depression and sleep deprivation to chronic pain and weakened immunity. Some
Histamine Intolerance: When Allergies Get Out of Hand
In this day and age, the food we eat and the lifestyles we lead don’t always leave us feeling so great. Headaches, constipation, lethargy, gas, bloating, etc. are things we’ve all experienced at some point. But nailing down the exact cause of our symptoms can be a real challenge—oftentimes they can signify anything from daily
Toxins in Modern Day Farming: What Your Food Labels Aren’t Telling You
The next time you go the grocery store and fill up your cart with fruits, vegetables, bread, and snacks, chances are that most of them will contain traces of a chemical called glyphosate. Glyphosate is the most widely produced herbicide in the world. In the US, it’s referred to as “Roundup.” You could say that
Red Meat Isn’t Bad for You
Red meat (beef, pork, lamb) has been in the headlines recently, and not in a sympathetic light. Just this past month the World Health Organization declared cured and processed meat (like bacon, sausage, ham, etc.) as “group 1 carcinogenic”; that means that when it comes to causing cancer (colon cancer, specifically), these meats are now