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Oxalate Overload: How It Affects Your Gut, Urinary Tract, and Risk of Autoimmune Conditions

In personalized lifestyle medicine, sometimes one person’s superfood is another person’s poison. Such is the case with oxalates, which are found in high concentrations in many presumed health foods. Once I started testing, I realized that many of my patients were experiencing the downstream consequences of excess oxalate intake, usually in the form of green…

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Stroke, Toxins, and Women

You may never think of stroke. You may not think you’re at risk, that it’s a problem that occurs in older people, like grandparents. Certainly, it’s not a health risk for you. Turns out that strokes are on the rise among millennials. According to the Centers for Disease Control, strokes among women ages eighteen to…

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The Ketogenic Diet in Women

Ketogenic diet in women

As nutritional ketosis or “keto” grows in popularity, I see more women struggle with it. Certainly, there are some people who go on the ketogenic diet, see all the benefits of mental acuity and fat loss, and none of the problems. More men than women experience this level of keto success. Then there are the…

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Ways to Wean Yourself Off of Alcohol

In all three of my books and on this blog, I write about how alcohol threatens your hormonal health. It causes weight gain, robs you off your sleep, wrecks your ability to cope with stress and accelerates your aging. While some argue that an occasional glass of red wine might be good for you, my…

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The Truth About Gluten and Going Grain Free

We can’t have a conversation about grains without talking about gluten, which is in so many of our favorite products. The word “gluten” is actually the Latin word for “glue”; it is the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye that provides elasticity to baked goods, such as bread, cereal, and pizza. The problem is…

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Can Yoga Keep Menopause Away?

A new study of menopausal women has shown something that we’ve known for decades: that yoga helps reduce symptoms of menopause. Read more about the study right here in a recent press release. In short, yoga was better than no treatment at reducing an aggregate of menopausal symptoms, anxiety-related symptoms, vasomotor symptoms such as hot…

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Q&A: Cupping of the Body and Face

During the 2016 Summer Olympics, cupping therapy received a lot of attention. After all, it was hard to miss the red circles on the backs and shoulders of swimmers like Michael Phelps. Cupping, for your face or body, is often offered by acupuncturists, massage therapists, and increasingly, physical therapists, as a way to withdraw toxins,…

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Is Fungal Overgrowth Causing your Symptoms?

Are you frustrated with any of the following symptoms? Gut issues such as constipation, gas, or bloating Irritable bowel syndrome Malabsorption Recurrent yeast infections Itchy ears or scalp Dandruff Fatigue Acne or rosacea Patchy skin rashes, usually itchy Allergies Headaches Joint problems Thyroiditis Mood and brain symptoms While these symptoms have multiple causes, I commonly…

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