When I was 37, a health crisis hit me like a lightning bolt. I remember sitting in the gynecologist’s office. The look of concern on the doctor’s face unnerved me. She was going on and on about a gigantic fibroid sitting in my uterus. My mind drew a blank. “What?” I thought. “How could that […]
The New Coronavirus outbreak in China and its subsequent spread worldwide has caused many of us to feel worried and anxious. Some of us might have gotten in a panic mode. All of these feelings are normal in the face of a brand new virus whose behavior seems highly unpredictable. As world governments started implementing […]
For over 40 years, the fear of saturated fat was widespread in the United States as a result of the previous U.S. Dietary Guidelines urging us to limit its consumption. This dietary advice was based on the assumption that saturated fat raises the risk of heart disease. However, a 2014 article in the Annals of […]
Are meat replacement products really better for your health and for the planet? Recently, when working at my local food coop, I was assigned the task of stocking food in the freezer section. I found a type of sausage called “Beyond Sausage,” a type of plant-based faux sausage made by the company Beyond Meat. It […]
Is eating chicken really better than eating beef? How do you shop for chicken that’s raised in the most nutritious and humane way? This past week, chicken has gotten a lot of coverage in the press. We’ve learned that chicken companies including Tyson and Perdue, which have already been involved in an investigation by the […]
Many of my readers have asked me whether I was able to naturally shrink the huge uterus fibroid tumors that I had about a decade ago through dietary changes. So I’ve decided to write a separate post to follow up on my health journey, originally recounted in this blog post here. During my half-year trial […]
In my last post, I talked about emotional eating and how to get to the root of the problem. Today, I want to finish up my thoughts on this all-too-important subject. But before I offer you my insights and practical tips, I just want to discuss briefly what I mean by food addiction. Usually, when […]
In my last blog post, I talked about how I overcame my chocolate addiction. In the months that followed, I had some relapses but finally was able to kick this habit for good. I wanted to wait to write a follow-up blog because I wanted to make sure that this transformation is real and is there […]
I have a confession to make: For years and years, I was a chocoholic. Even though I ate only dark chocolate–anywhere from 65% to 85% dark, still, being a Non-secretor, sugar wrecks havoc in my body real easily. (Sugar is an “avoid” for the Non-secretors of all blood types, but Type O Non-secretors are most […]
While Gluten-Free, Grain-free, Paleo and Low-Carb diets are all the rage, they may work for some and not others. These diets emphasize cutting out grains and starch from your diet. Unless you are diagnosed to have Celiac Disease, you don’t necessarily have to cut out all gluten from your diet. And not all grains or […]
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