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The Science Behind Slow Eating

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Average Reading Time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds Years ago, I co-directed an Ayurvedic in-residence wellness center with Dr. Deepak Chopra. There, we prescribed specific Ayurvedic treatments and guided patients through 1-3 week long detoxification and rejuvenation programs. The organization we worked for had a handful of centers around the country, […]

Did You Break Up With Bread? Make Up Now

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 49 seconds New research has discovered that certain strains of gut microbes are able to break down gluten in the gut. (1) So if you are otherwise healthy and are not a Celiac sufferer, researchers suggest you should be able to digest some gluten […]

Soothe Your Sinuses & Cleanse Your Mind: Meet The Dynamic Duo

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes, 17 seconds Most folks complain of some type of sinus problem throughout the year. Poor air quality, winter dryness and pollens in the spring and fall leave few unaffected. Some experience sinus irritation, headaches, congestion, sore throats, and breathing difficulties. Blocked sinus passages result in […]

Part 4: “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cholesterol!” A Better Way To Read Your Results

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 55 seconds Over sixty years ago, an unproven theory that cholesterol, particularly saturated fats, caused heart disease was introduced into the American psyche. At the time it was called, the “Lipid Hypothesis,” and while based on flawed science, it became the gold standard for […]

Part 3: Cholesterol: Size Matters

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 14 seconds It will take some time for doctors and the general public to decompress from sixty years of conditioning that a high cholesterol reading on a blood test means an increased risk for heart disease. While the total cholesterol number means little according […]

Part 2: Saturated Fats and Cholesterol Exonerated

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 19 seconds The “Lipid Hypothesis,” or “Cholesterol Theory,” suggests that saturated fats – which are loaded with cholesterol – are the cause of heart disease. Today, sixty years later, we are learning that this theory was based on flawed science and that saturated fats, […]