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 … [Read more...]

Women and Addictive Tendencies: Food and Alcohol

We live in a culture of partial truths when it comes to food and alcohol. We tend to exaggerate our assets and minimize our liabilities. I used to do it too. I would go out on a Friday night and feel like a rock star after a few drinks, and not be honest about the bad behaviors and experiences that … [Read more...]

The 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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Orthorexia: An Unhealthy Obsession with Healthy Food

What's your food status? You eat whole foods only. You shun processed food, refined sugars and flours. You're a fierce advocate of food quality. You limit eating out because you are aware from my previous books that dining out is associated with greater risk of diabetes. I’m thrilled if … [Read more...]