I know the names Acai (pronounced ahh Sigh Eee), Cacao (pronounced Ca Cow) and Goji sound like exotic, foreign substances, but the truth is these are nutrient-dense “superfoods” that are rapidly gaining in popularity. And my prediction is, as more of us focus on ways to live longer, healthier lives, these strange sounding powders and berries will soon become household words.
The term “superfood” was coined in 2004 by Dr. Steven Pratt ...
The Over-Drugging of a Nation
Typically, gut specialists (gastroenterologists) and the brain docs (psychiatrists) do not function under the premise that their specialties are in any way related. However, new understandings have emerged which show a wonderfully interwoven, codependent relationship between what goes on in the gut and how well the brain functions. The relationship is so profound, that I and many practitioners in the integrative, functional medicine community often refer to the famous quote ...
Recently, a neighbor expressed great concern (actually fear) regarding the fact that because her parents developed dementia, she too would follow that same course.
I immediately and emphatically responded that we have more control than we think over whether or not we develop a particular illness...even if there is a genetic predisposition for it to occur. Genes are a factor for certain. However, new research tells us that we can often ...