Blue Bottle artisanal coffee, roasted in the ‘hood here in Oakland’s Jack London Square. Now, if we could just settle the acrylamide issue….
Now that I’ve talked you off coffee, let’s dive deeper into some of the badness of the stuff. Do you recall the debate that surfaced in 2002 about a potential carcinogen found in fried foods, called acrylamide? There was much sound and fury when the discovery landed on front pages nine years ago, and [...]
Do you take thyroid medication? Judging from my integrative medicine practice, I believe we have an epidemic of underfunctioning thyroid on our hands. Most national organizations of endocrinologists have issued guidelines that if you have symptoms of low thyroid function, a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) < 2.5 makes the diagnosis, yet most conventional physicians use [...]
What is your most irrational fear? As you titrate with us off caffeine, gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar, what are you most afraid will happen? Let’s start with caffeine. Today is D#1 of the Gottfried Cleanse, and I’m kicking caffeine – or at least I’m starting the process. Why is it so hard to decaffeinate? [...]