With spring upon us, lilacs, violets, pansies, chrysanthemums, daisies, and other blooms explode onto the scene, taking over gardens, fields, and mountainsides as if they were here for a reason, perhaps screaming, “Eat me!” or at least, “Look at me!” We all know that certain flowers are edible, but little is known about their medicinal […]
Join us May 6 @ 5:30 pm MT for a very special LifeSpa Podcast with Dr. Timothy McCall! Dr. McCall used both ancient wisdom + modern science to treat his cancer. Dr. McCall’s new book, Saving My Neck: A Doctor’s East/West Journey Through Cancer, is available on Kindle + will be available in print on May 2.
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch no-oil vegan diet for 40 years.
If you’re not familiar with John McDougall, MD, he is perhaps the most well-known leader in the vegan community. He is the author of 13 best-selling books (including The Starch Solution and The Healthiest Diet on the Planet) and has been preaching a high-starch, no-oil, vegan diet for 40 years.
All year long, and especially each winter, I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients with a subclinical protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what to include—and not include—in their diets. But somehow, despite the best intentions, they find themselves crashing due to a significant […]
Are you the kind of person who eats the same thing day after day, month after month, year after year? According to Ayurveda, there are circadian cycles that we must pay attention to in order to maintain good health. Based on these daily, seasonal, and life cycles, there is mounting evidence that our diet should […]
Have you ever felt your blood sugar crash? You desperately need a nap, crave sweets, or long for a strong cup of coffee? These may be signs of low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, which is extremely common and often misdiagnosed. When I ask patients about their blood sugar, they often tell me they have low […]
In the name of health, many have mistakenly switched from whey protein powders to plant-based protein powders thinking they are more natural, less processed and better for you in general. We can blame this notion on millions of marketing dollars that have been slowly convincing us that a protein powder made from peas, hemp, soy, […]
With the diet pendulum on the move once again, the diet du jour is the ketogenic diet. More and more people these days are trying out this diet with goals of quickly losing weight, stabilizing energy and mood, and getting those ripped abs everyone seems to be after. (4,8) Ketogenic diets and other low-carbohydrate diets […]
In a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition, scientists compared animal proteins to plant proteins and evaluated their impact on type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk. While high-protein diets, high-animal protein diets and a diet of processed red meats have been linked to increased diabetes risk in many studies, this was the first […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes The Paleo Diet has many great merits, such as encouraging whole, seasonal, non-processed foods, and healthy fats and pasture-raised and grass-fed meats. However, it seems that within the Paleo community there is much discrepancy and continued refinements that are being made. Eating a high-protein diet, like Paleo, has become a […]
A new study reported in the 2016 annual meeting of the Endocrine Society found that eating a high protein breakfast that included whey protein had a powerful effect on weight loss, satiety and post-meal blood sugar spikes. (1) The study evaluated 48 overweight and obese individuals with blood sugar spikes. They were asked to consume […]