We are in the midst of a thyroid epidemic. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists estimates that 27 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime. What’s worse, up to 60% of people with thyroid dysfunction don’t even know it! As thyroid
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.
“I used to be vegan,” Kristen confessed reflecting on the trajectory she’d traveled since we met. “I remember, before I came in for my consultation, I spent weeks walking in the meat aisle of my neighborhood coop, trying to get comfortable with the idea of buying animal foods. I finally took the leap, tried the
Think about the last time you had a huge zit on your face. Do you remember how your energy contracted and you wanted to honor your invisibility by avoiding all social contacts? How this experience of yourself was literally the opposite of radiant and bold let alone sexy and sensual? This phenomenon is all the
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,
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