Do you ever feel like something should be “scientifically proven” before you trust it? In medicine, we worship the controlled, randomized trial. We believe in an objective reality that is not observer dependent, and we treat individuals as interchangeable cogs in the wheel of science. We are looking for cause and effect, stimulus and predictable,
The Paleo Brain
Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term used in the medical literature to encompass the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with what our genome has evolved, over millions of year, to expect.
Can Wheat Make You Crazy? Maybe you’ve heard of the books Wheat Belly or Grain Brain. Maybe you’ve chatted with friends about a NY Times editorial claiming that gluten free is a fad. Maybe you’ve been raised, as I have, in a cultural consciousness that says, yeah food matters, but not that much. I’d love
The following guest post was written by my amazingly talented friend Lea at MavericKitchen. In this hilarious blog, you’ll learn what coffee enemas are used for, how the procedure works, and what you can do to avoid common pitfalls. Coffee Enemas: Say What?! If you told me a year ago I’d be writing this article, I
Adapted from A Mind of Your Own by Kelly Brogan, MD A silent tragedy in the history of modern health care is happening right now in America, but no one is talking about it. We have been told a story of depression: that it is caused by a chemical imbalance and cured by a chemical
I’ve always been allergic to dogma. In any institutional setting – educational, religious, medical, and most definitely, airports! – I find myself developing hives and hot flashes whenever I need to follow rules that make no sense. I made a beeline to self-employment. To me, rules for rules sake tend to represent, at their core,