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.
It would be quite a skill to avoid fluoride these days. Most water supplies have it, as do most toothpastes, non-stick pans, and many medications such as Prozac (flouxetine). It is estimated that the average American gets somewhere between 1.6 and 6.6mg of fluoride each day. The World Health Organization considers safe levels of fluoride […]
Bloodletting, in one form or another, has been around for thousands of years, and until 2004 when the FDA approved Medical Leech Therapy, it was frowned upon in the west. The thought of leeches sucking your blood may send shivers up your spine, but before you cast judgment on a thousand-year-old therapy backed by plenty […]
Iodine deficiency is one of the most important and prevalent global deficiencies of the late 20th and early 21st century. While great strides have been made in fighting this epidemic, there is still ample work to be done. Here are some statistics: From 1971-1994, iodine intake levels in the United States decreased by 50%, according […]
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 […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 37 seconds Arsenic, which is a silent killer, has become a heavy metal concern as of late with high levels showing up in supplies of rice and apple juice. While arsenic contamination of soil and water is largely due to volcanic eruptions and soil erosion, arsenic is also used […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic superfood used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple in the Indian diet, being […]
Perhaps the most prolific dietary heart health mantra that has been preached and practiced for the past 30 years is to reduce your intake of salt. In this article, I want to share the science behind a modern myth: that salt is one of the causes of blood pressure and heart-related issues. (3,4,5,6,7,8) In fact, […]
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 31 seconds A few years ago, “Julie,” who was a patient of mine, complained that her thyroid blood test suddenly skyrocketed. She had been on thyroid medication successfully for years, and had always received regular thyroid testing. Her test revealed an unexplainable, sudden and extremely high rise in her […]
Back in 1936, the Department of Agriculture wrote the first report on mineral deficiencies stating that virtually all soils in the US are mineral deficient and that 99% of all Americans are mineral deficient. Since then it hasn’t gotten any better. With the start of pesticides and fertilizers in the 1940’s, a 2001 report in […]
After several decades of working with thousands of patients, writing and researching articles, and deepening my understanding of Ayurveda, it has become clear to me that the pith of optimal health and longevity lies in restoring the digestive strength and healthy microbiology. I believe everyone should have a working knowledge of how to troubleshoot different […]