Average Reading Time: 5 minutes I work with many patients to re-introduce wheat back into their diet. Many of them report that when they go to Europe, they can eat bread without difficulties, but when they consume bread stateside, they have digestive-related symptoms. Why might this be? Is It the Hybridization? Of course, it is
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Dairy Is Not Required It should be clear that there are many cultures around the world that do not eat dairy products. Most of pre-industrial Africa and Asia, with the exception on India and Hindu cultures, rarely consumed milk. That being said, Northern European cultures have been healthily eating dairy for thousands of years. Conclusion
Have you been hearing the dire predictions about the future of our world? I know many people who feel helpless in the face of it. But there is at least one thing you can control: your diet. Switching to the Planetary Health Diet is a choice we can all make for ourselves and each other.
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.
Have you heard of the #1 New York Times bestseller Grain Brain? In it, Dr. David Perlmutter argues that wheat, carbs, and sugar are the brain’s “silent killers.” He recommends going completely gluten-free and using fat as your main fuel source. 1.5 million people have read his book, and while it has made quite a
Do you wake up with a dry mouth, bad breath, or a scratchy throat? Do you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea? Curious about an unorthodox technique based on ancient wisdom to stop snoring and protect your teeth and gums, while boosting your parasympathetic nervous system and putting fight-or-flight responses at ease? Read on for
When you eat a meal of made up of mostly carbohydrates, you are putting yourself at risk for dangerous blood sugar spikes after the meal. Today, I’ll let you in on a little-known secret about plant-based fats! When blood sugar spikes after carb-heavy meals, insulin repeatedly rises, and the result is a diabetes-provoking and cancer-causing
It’s almost Thanksgiving! Here are a few tips to make sure you feel energetic and vibrant after all that Thanksgiving food. #1: Eat When the Fire is Hot One of the nice things about a Thanksgiving meal is that it is typically in the early afternoon–when the digestive fire burns the hottest! According to Ayurveda,
A new study out of the University of Copenhagen found that the making or baking of bread pre-dated agriculture by 4000 years! (1) By 14,400 BC, hunter-gatherers harvested wild cereals such as barley, einkorn wheat, and oats—ground, kneaded, and cooked or baked them into bread. (1) These findings suggest that the bread-making may have encouraged
The body has two opposing nervous systems that act to either speed up or slow down various functions of the body. How you breathe determines which nervous system is activated. Startled by a bear, you would likely take a mouth wide open, gasping breath. When under stress, we cry, scream, yell or gasp, and run
Most people think we lose weight by converting body fat into energy, creating heat, and by sweating off the pounds during vigorous workouts, but the way the body actually rids itself of fat may surprise you. In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers investigated where the fat goes when one loses weight