Articles in: Dangerous Food & Herbs
In this section, you will find well-documented articles citing foods, substances, supplements and herbs that should be avoided. In most cases, the pros and cons regarding these items are discussed allowing you to make your own choice about the frequency of ingesting these products. The purpose of this section is to educate you on how to stay out of harm’s way by avoiding toxic substances.
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes, 14 seconds Did you know that a recent US geological survey found methyl mercury in every fish sampled from 300 small streams? Two-thirds of these fish exceeded safe consumption levels established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Fish sampled from lakes and reservoirs had […]
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes By now we have all been sufficiently confused about the merits and dangers of soy. Ancient writings from China suggest that the soybean was traditionally considered unfit for human consumption. The reason may be that the soybean is uniquely endowed with certain toxic anti-nutrients that […]
Concerns about certain sleep medications including the pharmaceutical giant Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) have come to a head as reports continue to surface of Ambien users experiencing sleepwalking, memory loss/amnesia, binge eating while sleeping, having sex while sleeping, and other troubling side effects. Ambien has been on the market since 1999. […]
While research citing the many benefits of coffee has made headlines, there are still concerns as to whether excess caffeine is in our best interest. In my article, Coffee: The Good the Bad and the Ayurvedic Perspective, I listed research on both sides of the caffeine and coffee aisle. Interestingly, […]
Every winter I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients for protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what they include – and don’t include – in their diets. But somehow, despite their best intentions, they find themselves with this very […]
Back in 1999, The New England Journal of Medicine wrote a shocking article citing the risks of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Celebrex and more – but no one raised an eyebrow! The article starts by telling us not to worry, but goes on to say: […]