Posts Tagged ‘food’

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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JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #20

JJ Virgin's Book Sugar Impact Diet

If you’ve ever despaired that your sweet tooth is the bane of your existence, stop what you’re doing and go get a copy of my dear friend’s new book, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet. You’ve probably heard of JJ Virgin – she’s a clean-eating, smoothie-sipping, burst-training goddess after my own heart – and her latest…

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How to Conquer Cravings + 5 Substitutions That Will Satisfy

Woman Crave for Sugar and Sweets

Few of us are immune to cravings. Research shows that cravings are unrelated to body mass index. Yet for women who are overweight or obese, cravings usually are for foods high in fat and processed foods. I’ve found that I can crave almost anything, but usually it involves carbs (even the healthy type) – sweet potatoes with ghee, chips…

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The All-Day Energy Diet: Dr. Sara’s Book Club #17

Yuri Elkaim’s Book The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days to Increase Energy

If there’s one thing that’s indicative of good health, it’s how energized you feel on a day-to-day basis. That’s the premise of Yuri Elkaim’s book “The All-Day Energy Diet: Double Your Energy in 7 Days,” and it’s this month’s read for my book club. Your energy level is a clear indication that your body is…

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Breakthrough Science: Curing “Incurable” Diseases

Breakthrough Science - Healing “Incurable” Sickness

The “incurable” diseases are not as incurable as you think. I expected to bedridden and befuddled by now due to my “incurable” disease – secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. For 7 years, I’d been going steadily downhill, despite taking the latest, greatest drugs. In 2007, I could walk short distances using two walking sticks, and could…

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