Coffee Hijacks Thyroid Levels

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 for thyroid levels that if you have symptoms of low thyroid function, a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) < 2.5 makes the diagnosis, yet most…

Read More

Is That Acrylamide in Your Coffee?

  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 like Japan’s…

Read More

Dump the Junk: Reasons to Dump Caffeine

  I recommend to all my patients that they limit caffeine intake and completely detox for at least 14 days twice per year. And I getta lotta push back. Why? Probably because most of my patients have some degree of adrenal dysregulation, and caffeine gets them going in the morning, and keeps them going during…

Read More

Fiber Is the New Sexy

What could be more sexy than a beautiful gut? All glistening and shiny, doing it’s job just right, not inflamed, not allergic, just all happy? Fiber takes you there: removes toxins, keeps things moving, gives you a sense of satiety. Most important? Fiber protects your gut from injury and disease. Let’s get some.   My…

Read More

Do You Hide Behind a Tunic?

    Reflecting today on my growing selection of organic tunics and what they represent psychically. Around the time that I turned 35, and met for the first time my rather unforgiving metabolism, my collection grew. Some women buy Spanx. I buy tunics. At first I told myself that it was all about the low-ride…

Read More

The Pusher as Exerciser: 10 Strategies that Help!

In other words, are you hard core? Use whatever word that speaks to you most: fierce, badass, someone with a strong personal code? I bet you are similar to me. Maybe you like to push yourself to your limits, to feel that good burn of hard work, to sweat and then revel in the endorphins…

Read More