If there is one disease I ask my patients to have on their minds, it’s type 2 diabetes. According to the 2017 report from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans have diabetes (30.3 million) or prediabetes (84.1 million).1 This means that nearly half of Americans have the disease or its precursor.
Seafood: Friend or Foe? Why Seafood is Still Good for You, and What You Can Do to Keep Your Family Safe
If you’re a seafood lover, these headlines along with the already well-known risks of parasites, heavy metals, and chemicals may have you thinking twice before going to a sushi restaurant for date night. So should you stop eating seafood? The simple answer is no, but read on to find out why the benefits of seafood greatly outweigh the risks, and the steps you can take to continue enjoying seafood this summer.
Iron is a well-known essential mineral that plays key roles in a variety of important processes in your body. You’ve probably been told by your parents or doctors about the dangers of iron deficiency, especially if you’re a woman. Perhaps the most important of the warnings is that without iron, your body wouldn’t make enough…
Guest Blog by Dr. Anna Cabeca “I don’t feel like myself.” I hear this often in my practice among women struggling with hormone imbalance. They’re suffering wild mood swings: Irritable and snappy in the morning, depressed when the workday ends, and then anxious as bedtime approaches. Happiness rarely comes, and they can’t recall the last…
Growing up, your parents probably told you that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Turns out, apple cider vinegar may do just the same. From weight loss to cold and cough remedies to insect repellent, this superfood seems to be good for, well, just about everything. People put it in food and salad dressings, and they even drink it straight.
LaCroix is a zero-calorie fizzy water that claims to be all natural and has earned a cult-like status among millennials in recent years. This ever-so-slightly flavored water has been around for over 30 years but recently became more than a household favorite.
If you’ve been poking around in the health and fitness world, you’ve probably heard of biohacking. Maybe you’re a biohacker yourself, or maybe you’re a complete novice. Either way, I want to share my top 11 biohacks with you because biohacking is one of my favorite concepts.
If you’ve ever been to or lived in California, you might have noticed that there are cancer warnings on more products than anywhere else in the country. Now, when you reach for a bag of coffee beans, there is a warning that the coffee you’re about to buy may cause cancer. There are even warnings inside coffee shops on their signage. It’s enough to make you wonder if you should stop drinking coffee altogether.
In the functional medicine world, we are all about preventive care. But, there aren’t a ton of resources written on helpful testing – the sort to catch potential health conditions early or look deeper at the root cause of your symptoms.
Maybe you’ve heard it in the news recently – glyphosate has been in a number of legal cases worldwide and there’s no sign of this trend slowing down. This is good news, since glyphosate (also known as Roundup) is a pesticide that has infiltrated every aspect of our water and food systems and is wreaking havoc on human health.
Spring is a time where we hear a lot of people talking about detoxes. Beauty magazines, health and wellness bloggers, and more are all talking about their favorite detoxes. Detoxes for skin, rapid detoxes, juice detoxes, colon cleanses – you name it! It seems everyone has their own take on how to detox your body.
It’s not just farm workers who are exposed to these chemicals, nearly everyone is now exposed to pesticides on a daily basis. In fact, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has estimated that about 50 million Americans drink groundwater that is contaminated by pesticides. In addition to contaminated drinking water, pesticides are in our food.
Ah, coffee. Coffee might be one of the most beloved smells and tastes in the world. There are few simple pleasures in life as enjoyable as cup of coffee in the morning. The best part being that coffee is one of those satisfying delights that is actually good for you.
Can we cure Alzheimer’s Disease? Understanding the link between toxic exposures, insulin resistance, and brain health.
The recent discoveries surrounding Alzheimer’s suggest that one day getting this disease could become optional. In understanding the progression of this disease better, researchers are finding ways to catch it earlier and identify contributing factors so that we can prevent, stop, and reverse this devastating condition.
The problem is so out of control it’s crushing small businesses and leaving customers with imitation products. I see this as a pervasive problem that is hurting numerous people. As a doctor, what comes to mind when I hear all of this is the growing issue of fake supplements.
If you want to be your healthiest self, reaping the benefits of insulin sensitivity should be a priority. When you’re insulin sensitive your don’t have sugar crashes, you can eat more deeply satisfying food without gaining weight, and your whole body functions better.
Most people can relate to the frustrating situation of making an appointment to see their doctor, only for the appointment to start an hour or more later. Then, after a very rushed visit, being sent home with a prescription and no new insight into what exactly is happening with their health.
When you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) it can feel like your life is on hold. Debilitating pain, frequent trips to the bathroom, and extreme weakness makes getting through the day next to impossible.
When most people think of tryptophan, they think of the Thanksgiving myth we’ve been told about why we get sleepy after eating turkey.
We need to reduce our toxic burden wherever possible, support our body’s natural detox pathways, and incorporate detox binders into our health routine.