This is from cardiologist Dr. Gundry: Lectin Shield Lectins are a protein present in many plant-based foods we eat. They can interfere with your digestion, energy, and overall health. Lectin Shield is a unique blend of potent compounds designed to bind to the lectins in your diet. Promotes regularity and pleasant bathroom visits Blocks dietary lectins Helps reduce feelings of gas and bloating Aids against out-of-control food cravings Made in USA PRODUCT DESCRIPTION This groundbreaking new formula was created to offset the discomforting effects of lectins (proteins commonly found in plants that make them harder to digest). Lectin foods pervade the typical American diet and it can be difficult to maintain a completely lectin free diet. This is where Lectin Shield comes in. Lectin Shield works to protect your body from a pile-up of lectins and to promote full-body comfort. Supports intestinal health. Blocks dietary lectins. Helps reduce instances of gas and bloating. Helps curb cravings for lectin foods and encourages digestive strength. Please email me to join with me in a 1-2 month experiment using this product. SHIELDING YOUR...
Topic: Women’s Health
calling all women, young and old, even if you have already suffered breast cancer. You don’t want to get it again, right? Please peruse this website a bit and figure out how to incorporate DAILY breast massage, to simulate lymphatic drainage and avoid “stagnation” (the term for disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine): http://www.breasthealthproject.com/breast-self-exam.html
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.
Yet again, we learn that drugs are good for the pharmaceutical industry and not necessarily for patients. Even worse, these drugs are frequently prescribed to the most at-risk group: women in their 40s and 50s. Action Alert! You’ve heard before about the dangers of SSRIs, an incredibly popular class of antidepressants that can cause violent outbursts—both homicidal and suicidal. But now, researchers have found another alarming side effect: they may promote breast cancer.
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...
The Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com) – Gluten: The Greatest Enemy of Clear Skin – Maura Henninger, N.D. – (Friday, February 08, 2013) – When Lisa, who works as a nurse at a nearby hospital, entered my office, her big, relaxed smile was the first thing I noticed. But her easy manner quickly fell apart when she started talking about what had overwhelmed her for the last five years: cystic acne that wouldn’t budge, no matter what she did. Her skin had been beautiful — perfect — all through puberty, high school and college; she’d never had to think twice about it. Until she turned 24 and great big, painful pimples started to turn up, starting on her jaw but soon spreading all over her face. She’d tried a number of approaches: a vegan diet, chemical peels, herbal supplements, and medications prescribed by her dermatologist. Nothing helped, and she was becoming increasingly desperate.
five basic ideas (see also previous post featuring Dr. Burkitt): 1) more fiber (good quality bread, celery, apples, hot oatmeal, all leafy vegetables, berries) 2) less fat in particular less (or zero) animal fat 3) less (or zero) sugar 4) less salt 5) no processed foods It’s not just about weight or looking good in jeans. It’s about the whole enchillada from macro (planetary health) to micro (the bugs that co-exist with you your whole life in your tube). Check out this brief excerpt from an upcoming book about the human biome and how drastically it has changed (due to poor diet) in the past 100 years: Forthcoming book by the folks at Human Food Project. Click Here if you would like to receive a notice when this book becomes available. So what should you eat to improve the diversity and possible resilience of your gut microbiome to reduce the risk to invading pathogens, unnecessary inflammation, leaky gut and so forth? Nobody really knows for sure and the answer is likely different for different age groups and populations. But at...
http://youtu.be/t7wmPWTnDbE it’s short, humorous, and could save your life. Watch it now!
September 10, 2012, NY Times Popular Antibiotics May Carry Serious Side Effects By JANE E. BRODY Antibiotics are important drugs, often restoring health and even saving lives. But like all drugs, they can have unwanted and serious side effects, some of which may not become apparent until many thousands of patients have been treated.