1). Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) do not decrease the risk of developing esophageal cancer – one of the primary reasons PPI’s are prescribed – a 2017 literary review and meta-analysis finds. PPI’s are also linked to increasing the risk of serious bacterial infections. Learn more about tapering off of your PPI medication. PLOS One   […]

“Humans were not built for eternal and effortless homeostasis.” Searching for ways to improve your health? Diet and exercise may not be your only tools. Stepping outside of your daily comfortable spaces and exposing your body to extreme environments (freezing water and extreme altitudes for example) can unlock physiological responses – fine tuning insulin production, […]

Root veggies such as carrots, parsnips, beets, yams, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, onions, and even ginger grow underneath the ground where they’re not only the anchor and foundation of a plant, but they also soak in enormous amounts of minerals. Bonus: when you roast or bake root vegetables, they caramelize into a glorious sweet flavor, […]

These days I’m obsessed with biodynamic farming. Conceptualized by Rudolf Steiner in the 1920s, it considers soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically connected tasks, emphasizing the use of manure and compost from the farm cycle, and excluding artificial chemicals. Instead of conventional test and replace algorithms that check levels of calcium, nitrogen, […]

Studies show that the human circadian clock system plays a critical role in disease development, even in the absence of other contributing factors. Circadian dyssynchrony has been shown to increase disease risk for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity, depression, and bipolar disorder. Integrative Practitioner   A fascinating conversation between Dr. David Perlmutter, author of Grain […]

This healthy yet decadent chocolate mousse tastes like the “real deal” with each creamy and rich spoonful. Enjoying pleasurable but healthy foods, including dessert, is a big part of Dr. Chutkan’s Live Dirty, Eat Clean Diet. So, go ahead . . . you’re in for a nutrient-dense treat. *SERVES 2 Ingredients 1 ripe avocado ¼ […]