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5 Steps to Kill Hidden Bad Bugs in Your Gut that Make You Sick

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DOCTORS ARE TRAINED TO IDENTIFY DISEASES by where they are located. If you have asthma, it’s considered a lung problem; if you have rheumatoid arthritis, it must be a joint problem; if you have acne, doctors see it as a skin problem; if you are overweight, you must have a metabolism problem; if you have […]

15 Ideas to Survive the Holidays While Feeling and Looking Great!

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It’s holiday time!  This is when we are all tempted (even me) to indulge and eat too many things that taste good but make us feel bad.  Then, of course, we promise ourselves to go into food rehab right after the holidays.  But what if you could enjoy the holidays, have amazing food and not […]

Rekindled exercise

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Back in the day, I lettered in track and cross country. I also pole vaulted. I was district champion and was in the best shape of my life. That was many years ago. Then, I graduated from high school and a couple years later started a family and went to work full time to support my family. […]

6 Simple Strategies to Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Time

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“How do I make smart eating choices on a busy schedule?” patients frequently ask.  As a busy doctor, I can understand how eating healthy might feel like a herculean demand and become short shift among the numerous demands in your life. While eating healthy on a time budget does require a little planning, it’s easier […]

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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Satisfy that holiday sweet tooth with this healthy Pumpkin Spice Cookies recipe! Look for aluminum-free baking powder the next time you go shopping. Aluminum may pose potential risks to our health as a neurotoxin. While the dose makes the poison, some studies show a relationship with aluminum that is stored in the body and neuro-disorders […]

Halloween Tricks or Treats for the Stallmans!

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The month of October is a special time for our family. We have three October birthdays, and Mike and I married on Halloween. We always enjoy celebrating the last holiday of October and our anniversary with great festive Halloween fun. In past years, we always started our evening with a carb laden and sugar laced […]

Why I am a Pegan – or Paleo-Vegan – and Why You Should Be Too!

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As a doctor, it is my job to figure out the best way to keep my patients healthy. We now know that food is medicine, perhaps the most powerful drug on the planet with the power to cause or cure most disease.  If food is more than just calories, if food is information that controls […]

Family

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One of my favorite animated movies is “Lilo and Stitch.” It is such a sweet story that talks about family or Ohana. The term Ohana is Hawaiian and it means “family bound together to cooperate and remember one another”. As Lilo says, Ohana means no one is left behind or forgotten. When we started this […]

Think Yourself Thin? How About Think Yourself Well!

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We all have heard of the mind-body effect that says suggestions, desires, beliefs, expectations and fears influence what people experience.  We all know that thoughts and feelings affect our health. And, we all know that stress is bad for us.  I used to think this was soft science. But a few recent discoveries of how […]

Perfectly Imperfect!

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Last week proved to be a difficult one. I had to come face to face with my food diary, and I had to actually turn it in to be reviewed by Dr. Hyman and Lizzy. The great news is that turning it in proved to be so helpful.  Dr. Hyman and Lizzy provided great suggestions on […]

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really that Bad for You?

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High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an insidious chemical that has crept into our food supply over the past few decades. Today HFCS represents1 more than 40 percent of caloric sweeteners added to foods and beverages. HFCS can contain anywhere from 55 to 90 percent fructose and is derived from corn, a heavily subsidized (read: cheap) […]

My birthday!

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This time of year brings a lot of celebrations in our family. Between all the normal holidays, most of us have birthdays. For me, this year was a milestone birthday; I was going to be 25! For me, celebrations were about family, fun, and food. Our family parties were always about eating an awesome dinner […]

The Real Food Revolution: A Manifesto for a New Food System!

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“Treat the whole problem of health in soil, plant, animal, and man as one great subject.” —Sir Albert Howard, The Soil and Health There is one place that nearly everything that matters today in the world converges. It is our fork, and what we decide to put on it every single day is of utmost […]