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The Best (and Worst) Sweeteners

I’m often asked, what kinds of sweeteners are best? Everyone knows the artificial ones are crap, but of the natural ones, there’s still some debate. Here’s my breakdown of each common type of sweetener. Artificial Sweeteners High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS): FAIL. While the body gets to choose whether it wants to [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33-07:00April 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|Tags: |2 Comments

The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Diet

I’ve recently had a lot of patients tell me they’ve started the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) Diet, and have experienced good results. So I decided to look into it a bit more. Here’s what I’ve found. Autoimmunity: What it Is As I discuss here, autoimmunity always goes back to the gut. [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33-07:00March 18th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

What Makeup to Wear for Acne

Acne is really more about what’s going on internally than what’s happening on your skin. That said, what you put on your skin, for skin care and for makeup, can make a difference. First, a quick breakdown on what acne is, to better understand why this is the case. Acne [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33-07:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Beauty, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Vitamin K2 and What It Does

You probably know it’s important to take a calcium supplement, especially if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. But remember that study that said taking calcium supplementation could increase the risk of heart attacks? The concern here is that atherosclerotic plaques contain calcium deposits, and perhaps therefore taking calcium in supplement [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:33-07:00February 19th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Nutrition, Supplements, Women's Health|Tags: , |0 Comments

Intermittent Fasting

If you’re interested in fitness and weight loss and you’ve been following the trends at all, then you probably have heard of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting means alternating between fasting and eating for longer periods than just while you’re asleep (which is what most of us do). The most common [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:34:01-07:00January 15th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Fitness & Weight Loss, Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Tips to Maintain Your Weight This Holiday Season

1) Eat before you go to the Christmas party. This principle is similar to “don’t go shopping when you’re hungry”: if you’ve already eaten something healthy before you get there, you’ll be much less likely to pig out on the delicious but thoroughly unhealthy spread you’re likely to find [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:34:01-07:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition, Recipes|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Diet Soda Makes You Fat

Most of you probably already know that diet soda isn’t good for you because, collectively, artificial sweeteners are associated with leukemia, brain tumors, breast cancer, bladder cancer, uterine and ovarian cancer, skin cancer, immune dysfunction, DNA damage, preterm delivery, and neurological problems. *Whew.* But, in the moment, sometimes you just [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:34:02-07:00October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

The FODMAPs Diet

What FODMAPs Are The FODMAPs acronym stands for Fermentable Oliogosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols—all of which are carbohydrates. Fermentable carbs are those that bacteria digest for you. The FODMAPs diet was developed to deal with functional gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain or discomfort. Here's what those [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:34:02-07:00October 9th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Nutrition|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

5 Ways Alcohol Affects Your Heart

This guest post comes from Jessica Kane of AEDs Today. Thanks for the great content, Jessica! Drinking alcohol can either hurt you or help you, depending on the amount you drink. Although it's usually heavy drinking and binge drinking that can have the most dire effects, even moderate drinkers can't get [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:34:02-07:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments, Health, Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why the Chronic Vitamin D Deficiency?

Just about every patient I test is low in Vitamin D unless they’re supplementing with it (which by my standards means less than 40 ng/mL — the lab says less than 30 ng/mL is considered deficient). This is the case across the board, even though I live in AZ where [...]

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