from a colleague: For my bulletproof turmeric, I have used coconut oil, butter, honey, and spices to optimize digest and the absorption of curcumin. Curcumin is notoriously difficult to absorb, but fats and spices, particularly the black pepper in the garam masala, greatly increase our absorption of curcumin into the blood stream. 1 cup water 1 tsp turmeric (optionally add one capsule of curcumin 95% extract) ¼ tsp garam masala 1 tsp maca (optional, but delicious) 1 Tbs grass fed butter 1 Tbs coconut oil or MCT oil 1 tsp honey Simmer water with turmeric and garam masala for 10 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer. Add remaining ingredients and whirl in blender or with immersion blender until foamy.
Topic: Healthy Diet
We all know our “health care” system isn’t working. That’s because it’s actually a highly profitable disease management system. The industry makes money when you are chronically ill. I know that sounds cynical but observe how darned easy it is, 24/7, to buy poor quality food made of fluffed up GMO corn, soy or refined wheat. GMO corn is everywhere in the form of corn syrup (HFCS). Kids are targeted in sophisticated advertising campaigns to pester their parents for horribly poor quality “food” choices.
New research is revealing something remarkable about why the body sweats. Beyond its obvious role in regulating body temperature, sweating has been found to facilitate the elimination of accumulated heavy metals and petrochemicals, indicating that if we want to be healthy we should put regular effort into doing more sweating. Sweating has long been known as a source of bodily, if not also spiritual “cleansing.” But until recently, very little ‘scientific’ confirmation existed proving that using heat and/or exercise to facilitate perspiration-induced detoxification actually works the way that many natural health advocates claim.
Expect to pee in a cup. An in-office urinalysis is a quick and inexpensive way to get a lot of information beyond urinary tract infection. For example it can rule-out overt diabetes or point to liver problems. Frothy urine can suggest congestive heart issues. Ketosis can suggest severe carbohydrate restriction. The pH should be slightly acidic — otherwise there may be something wrong with your stomach’s ability to produce stomach acid. Often when my patients have alkaline urine I ask them if they eat TUMS (or other acid blockers). Often they admit they do and we can have a conversation about how important stomach acid is for digestion. Sometimes I have the patient undress and get into a gown right away. If they are shy or new to me, we’ll talk first. I ask about their sleep and food habits. I’ll ask about exercise. If it’s a new patient I ask about their grandparents’ and parent’s health to get a sense of their genetic risk factors. I’ll ask about their current job and living situation to determine whether any...
Q: My doctor diagnosed me with COPD and said I’d need to take steroids the rest of my life. I don’t know what this means and there must be a better treatment. Help! A: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a group of lung problems that make normal breathing more difficult. The best known of these lung problems is asthma — on the rise at a rapid rate in particular among inner city children. The combination of rising pollution in cities and non-food quasi-edible items increasingly landing in the grocery store cart is noxious. Asthma is caused by two major factors: constriction of the micro-units of the lungs, calledalveola, which pick up oxygen from the air and transfer oxygen to the blood stream, and inflammation. Both aspects need to be addressed by therapy. Other diseases under the COPD umbrella include chronic bronchitis, brochiectasis, emphysema and cystic fibrosis. Typically, a conventionally trained doctor or nurse will have only one solution: a steroidal inhaler. Long term steroids are best avoided: they destroy normal tissue over time, increase cancer risk and often cause diabetes. ...
Q: I have bad psoriasis but don’t want to take prescription medication. What else can I do to clear up my skin? Thank you! Julia M, Florida A: Hi, I’m going to talk first about the difference between eczema and psoriasis, because sometimes patients get those mixed up. Eczema is an adjective – not a diagnosis. Eczematous skin is red, flaky, often itchy – in general, skin that’s irritated. The diagnosis is “atopic dermatitis.” What that means is skin reacting to some kind of offending substance. “Derm” is the root word for skin, in Greek, and “itis” means inflammation. The “atopic” part refers to an inappropriate immune response. The challenge with almost all skin concerns is to find out what creates irritation to the skin, and then avoid the offending substance. The vast majority of skin complaints are not cancer, and not life threatening. But they can be severely compromising. If you have eczema, or atopic dermatitis, you have a sensitive immune system and you’ll have to manage this condition life long. Drugs are not the answer, because they suppress...
Community Gardeners Less Likely To Be Overweight 22 Apr 2013 People who are involved in community gardening tend to have a considerably lower body mass index than their non-gardening counterparts, a team from the University of Utah reported in theAmerican Journal of Public Health. Previous studies had shown that community gardeners provide both nutritional and social benefits to neighborhoods, lead author CathleenZick explained. “But until now, we did not have data to show a measurable health benefit for those who use the gardens.” The Utah team used BMI (body mass index) to measure how close or far people were to their ideal body weight.
Check out this amazing article and be very wary of antibiotics and antibiotic-riddled meat and dairy products. http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2013/02/26/in-the-magazine/health-in-the-magazine/good-bacteria.html
Worth watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAMlir8oprw