Corona Virus Update: Prevention Approaches

Hello everyone: As this crisis is developing and more and more observations and research are becoming available, it seems that the information is consolidating to form a pretty substantial view of what is going on. The infection takes 2 to 11 days to incubate (day 5 on average) and this is when you feel you are getting flu like symptoms: such as fever, headache, dry cough, myalgias(back pain), nausea without vomiting, abdominal discomfort with perhaps some diarrhea, loss of smell, anorexia, fatigue. Then about 3 to 5 days after you get the flu like signs and symptoms that you are infected, the virus moves into the lungs (the dangerous phase) and you may experience shortness of breath due to the viral pneumonia setting in. About 10 days after flu like illness starts, there can be an immune ‘storm’. This is where the immune response is so strong and severe, that the inflammation ... Read more

Plant Based Diet: How To Get Started

Hello again everyone: Here are some links and book recommendations to help you get started on implementing more of a plant-based diet, and to follow the EAT Commission’s recommendations of what your plate should look like. The main thing is to not get overwhelmed with this idea, and to simply take it one step at a time: such as, removed processed foods for a starter. Next, remove added sugars. Next, increase vegetable intake and include nuts, seeds, fruits and whole grains slowly. Please, read the bottom two links as they answer many, many questions. If you make a list of steps, and these are do-able steps, and you just simply do one at a time…then you will not get overwhelmed and you will succeed in creating a healthier you, a healthier family, a healthier community and planet. Read more

COVID-19 INFORMATION AND POLICY UPDATE

 3.16.2020  As a health-care provider, it is important to keep our office open and our services available to you. We will still be seeing patients and we have initiated protocols to ensure that all surfaces are disinfected. Right now, there are no vaccines or other anti-viral medications that are known to be effective against COVID-19, thus only supportive care is available. At this point, your best defense is your own health, and this is where the supportive care we offer can be helpful and may often be critical. A list of supportive care supplements and actions you can take will follow below. STOP and THINK BEFORE COMING IN TO SEE US We also need your help to make sure we can continue to be here to serve your supportive health care needs. To that end, we ask anyone wanting to come to our office to stay home if they’re not feeling well and/or have had any contact with any ... Read more

Planet Rescue: Your Food Choices Really Do Matter

Hello everyone: Yes, your food choices matter and not only for your direct health, but for the health of the planet. There is more and more credible science behind the concept of sustainability, and it is revealing that for individual and planetary health and wellbeing, what you eat has now become incredibly significant. Read more

How Blue Is Your Zone?

Hello once again: Why am I so into food and what to eat? Because it represents the single greatest cause of death and disability, as outlined in my 2.24.2020 blog. So, the more you know, the better for you and your family and friends, and the better for the planet. https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/blue-zones-6-secrets-borrow-people-who-live-longest-ncna921776 Bottom Line: As you read this simple and straightforward article, you will see that is not about any one single thing that you can do, but a small group of important steps to take that are easy and do-able for nearly everyone. Putting together a high-quality food plan, with socialization, walking, having a purpose and a spiritual life, and several other suggestions have been shown to add up to a ... Read more

Plant Vs. Animal Protein

Hello again to one and all: As more and more scientific information becomes available as to how food impacts our health and gene expression, and how our food choices are either good for the planet or not…it becomes clear that the theme is sustainability. That begs the question: Is animal-based protein a sustainable product for both our health and the health of the planet? While that is an excellent and timely question, science is just now unraveling the answer. Here is part of it? Read more

Diet and Death Risk

Hey everyone: Yes, you guessed it…what you eat can alter your risk for death and illness, for better or worse. Take a look at this study: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/examining-low-carbohydrate-low-fat-diets-risk-of-death?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_country=US&utm_hcp=no&apid=32362300&utm_campaign=MNT%20Weekly%20News&utm_term=MNT%20Weekly%20News https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2759134 The authors state: “Diet plays an ... Read more

Soy Oil May Not Be Healthy for Humans

Hello to All: Here is very interesting new research that reveals soybean oil is probably not good for us. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/01/200117080827.htm Read more

Brain Food: Flavonols Reduce Dementia Risk

Hello again everyone: Here is some interesting information about how our dietary choices can lower our risk of Alzheimer’s by almost 50%: https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/alzheimersdisease/84603?xid=nl_mpt_SRNeurology_2020-01-31&eun=g1207968d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NeuroUpdate_013120&utm_term=NL_Spec_Neurology_Update_Active https://n.neurology.org/content/early/2020/01/29/WNL.0000000000008981 Wow, pretty great info and empowering!! So… where do we get dietary flavonols? Read more

Obesogens: Hidden Chemicals Making Us Fat!!

Hello again to everyone: Did you know that there is a class of chemicals called obesogens? Here is the definition: Obesogens may be functionally defined as chemicals that inappropriately alter lipid homeostasis and fat storage, change metabolic setpoints, disrupt energy balance or modify the regulation of appetite and satiety to promote fat accumulation and obesity. This includes endocrine disrupting chemicals. The following links are quick reads and both give you some idea of the most common obesogens and how to decrease your exposure: Read more