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Iranian Food

It has been a while since my last blog so I thought I might jot down some thoughts about my latest trip to Tehran, Iran. I thought you might be interested to hear about the food. Unfortunately, much of the news from the states is not favorable to Iran politically but I rarely hear or…

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Probiotics For Mouth

Although I have counseled people for decades about the importance of healthy bacterial diversity from the mouth to the anus it took a personal dental experience to remind me how crucial oral probiotic balance is to total health. My upper incisor broke in two.  Since it was an emergency the dentist could only glue it back together…

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Medication: Heal Or Harm

I was listening to Christine Northrop’s new book, Goddesses Never Age.  She discusses many important issues of healthy living one of which is the getting older with health and vitality. Of course she goes way beyond medicine into spiritual health but the one thing that caught my attention was her point about medications. She talks about…

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Keep It Simple

Keep it Simple Happy New Year ya’ll.  Even though it is already January 20th we all are only starting to contemplate changes we want to make in the coming year. I like to call the first week in January “intentions” week. This is the decompression period after the holidays to recover from over spending, buying,…

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The Holiday Pig-Out

Here come the holidays again full of pig-out’s and overeating. At my age I am over it because I just don’t feel good when I overindulge.  However the statistics are that the average American eats 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day and a colossal 7000 calories on Christmas! All of the experts usually say, “don’t worry…

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Farmers Market 2014

It is farmers market time again and the BEST season to buy local foods.  This is just an update of last years post with a few new suggestions.  They are all really “no brainers” but may be helpful to first timers. There is a skill to maneuvering through the tables, food stands, and carnival of…

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The Best Health Plan: Choose Organic

According to Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, Associate Professor of Environmental Exposure Biology at the Harvard School of Public Health, reducing pesticides in your diet is critical to reducing the toxic effects of pesticide exposure for you and your family.  In a video Dr. Lu states that most pesticides come from our foods and those pesticides…

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The Caloric Expenditure Of Parenting

I have always recommended that new moms be more concerned with their food intake than worrying about exercising the first 6 months or even 5 years of their children’s life to lose weight.  Obviously exercise is beneficial for many other things, fitness, immune support, stress management, strength and over all well being.  For burning calories…

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Cut Out Soft Drinks

This is the official week that people start to feel alive again and come out of the fog after the holiday sugar addiction. We threw all our wonderful sugar gifts in the trash. I went to get gasoline this weekend at the QT.  As I walked through the store, tempted to get a diet coke…

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Gut Health And Chemicals In Food

Every time I am about to get sick or eat the wrong foods I get a stitch in my side and sluggish digestion.  Almost all of my patients have gut (gastrointestinal) related issues.  It could be overall fatigue, weight gain and not feeling good or more severe symptoms from conditions such as depression, fibromyalgia, chronic…

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Holiday Cheat Sheet

  I thought you might like a quick look at some of the holiday treats we all love. This is just a ballpark of some of the foods we will be exposed to during the next  several weeks.  Have a little of each and walk your socks off! Starbucks Grande Holiday Drinks 2% milk 320-400 to…

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Net Nutritionist Has A Makeover!

Hi…When Net Nutritionist went live in 1997, there were hardly any nutrition websites or any ecommerce because not that many people used the internet…. Today is a different story so it was time for a makeover. The main reason for the new website was to present Net Nutritionist as a nutrition and functional medicine practice.…

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Farmer’s Market Checklist

It is time to hit your local farmer’s market.  Shopping at the farmer’s market is the absolute best way to get your daily dose of antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and good fats! I recently visited the market and even though it is a good 15 miles from my house it was totally worth the time and…

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