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,
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.
Note: The author acknowledges, with great compassion, that this is a challenging topic for the many individuals who make the difficult decision to begin treatment with psychiatric medication. All patients must be given the most complete and accurate information about these medications, including: side effects (risk for dependence, violence, impulsivity, etc), the importance of properly
Is There an Easier Version? I stared out over the sea of beautiful women from all walks of life. It was an intimate gathering in the West Village, and we were there to talk mental health, healing depression, and personal transformation. Heather spoke up. She had dabbled with different diets, some supplements, but ultimately, she
The Smoothie Cure: Heal Your Brain by Changing Your Breakfast People often ask me what I eat for breakfast. If you’re looking for a quick and easy recipe to improve brain health and functioning, and give you energy to spare, try my KB Smoothie. Loaded with healthy fats, lecithin, protein, and antioxidants, this smoothie packs a
Turmeric “Coffee” Alternative In the height of my residency training, I was up to 6 cups of coffee a day. Granted, at least once a week, I was awake for a forced-all-nighter, but I took any opportunity to refuel. Long before I had my health awakening, I did a 3 day juice cleanse, which my