When I worked for the New Jersey Nets, I traveled 17 days out of each month for the 2000 NBA season. The job was great, but I felt the travel took years off my life. I remember waking up in hotel rooms: my eyes were puffy, the ring on my finger was tight, and my
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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.
What is the Pineal Gland? The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland in the deep center of the skull. With the prevalence of chemicals like fluoride in our environment, it is important to detox the pineal gland to keep it functioning optimally. The pineal gland may be most well-known for its production of melatonin. It
Americans have been taking multivitamins since the 1940s, when American chemist Carl Rehnborg developed a multivitamin supplement called Nutrilite, which eventually was bought out by Amway. Years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit the original Nutrilite farm as a consultant and became aware of Carl’s original entrepreneurial vision. With the growing number of nutritional
Twenty million Americans suffer from thyroid conditions, and a shocking 60% of Americans who have a thyroid condition are not even aware that they have one. Join me as I interview Lisa Markley, MS, RDN and Jill Grunewald, HNC, authors of The Essential Thyroid Cookbook. In this podcast, we will learn how we can all
Remember the popular children’s tune, “Toe bone connected to the foot bone, Foot bone connected to the heel bone, Heel bone connected to the ankle bone…” and so on. Of course, in med school, one learns that things are a bit more complicated, but the message still holds strong: Everything in the body is connected.
Did you know that fluoride was used through the 1950s to suppress thyroid function in cases of hyperthyroidism in South America and Europe? (1) Fluoride exposure has also been linked to the calcification of the pineal gland and decreased melatonin production. (6,7,8) Today, fluoride is everywhere from the drinking water, to non-stick pans, toothpastes and
Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 42 seconds In the last 10,000 years, our diets have changed dramatically. Just about every food has been domesticated, naturally selected or hybridized to be tastier, sweeter, easier to eat or less poisonous. Poisonous nightshades, for example, including potatoes and tomatoes were farmed to be bigger and sweeter, with
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 are extremely hard to digest. As a result, soy is
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 26 seconds The pineal gland, which is a pea-sized gland that sits in the center of the skull, has been ascribed numerous health functions over the years including enhancing sex, promoting sleep, boosting mood and increasing longevity by as much as 10-25%. (1) French philosopher René Descartes, in the
The healing wisdom of Ayurveda offers extensive knowledge for women. Ayurveda guides women to balance their natural body rhythms which are closely linked to nature. According to Ayurveda, healthy menstrual cycles, fertility, and menopause depend on a delicate balance of: the subtle connection to the lunar circadian clock the flow of prana and apana vata
Nutritional deficiencies are responsible for many common symptoms and issues, but awareness about their connection must be raised. B12 deficiency, for example – one of the most common deficiencies in the world – can result in brain shrinkage and cognitive decline. This podcast covers a range of nutritional deficiencies and zooms in on the most common