Calorie Restriction is Natural Each Spring Every spring, our ancestors would be challenged to feed their families as Mother Nature delivers us from an abundance of food in the fall to an austere diet of greens, plump roots, and a scarcity of berries in the spring. Our gut microbes change from a predominance of carbohydrate-consuming
How is Your Holiday Diet? With holidays around the corner, chances are you’ll be indulging in excess food, snacks, and alcohol, while watching your blood sugar, cholesterol, and unwanted winter weight rise. Several studies suggest between the first week of November and first week of January there is significant increase in weight gain and obesity
Did you know that the number one cause of gallbladder disease is a low-to-no-fat diet? Considering gallbladder removal is the number one abdominal surgery in the US, I think this is worth talking about!
According to Ayurveda, spring (March-June) is kapha season. Kapha literally means “to stick together.” It’s a muddy, wet, rainy time of year, where the earth is holding onto more water—nature’s response to a long dry winter.
Have you ever wondered why so many religions have fasting holidays in the spring? While Lent, Ramadan, and Passover encourage fasting or calorie restriction, Mother Nature is encouraging the same. When we look outside and see what’s being harvested, the choices are austere.
While spring is a great time to lose those extra holiday pounds, it is also a time that we can easily gain weight. Let me explain so that we can all become successful springtime fat burners.
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
The Ketogenic Fad With the diet pendulum on the move once again, the diet du jour is ketogenic. 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,
Fasting + Autophagy The 2016 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Japan’s Dr. Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of the underlying mechanisms of a physiological process called autophagy. Autophagy is a natural process by which the body degrades and recycles damaged cells, proteins, and toxins. Autophagy comes from two Greek words: auto