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5 Strategies to Prevent and Treat Cancer

Today’s house call focuses on a topic very personal to me. “Mark, what would you do if you were diagnosed with cancer?” a friend recently asked. I’ve had a lot of time to think about this. I’ve sadly seen a lot of cancer in my life, both with my own family and with patients. The […]

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

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 […]

My Holiday Survival Guide

Instead of featuring a recipe this week, I want to share my favorite tips for surviving the holidays and making the most of special moments with your loved ones. I can’t think of a better time of year than the holidays to embrace all that life throws at us. Stress levels tend to soar about […]

Why I Wrote My New Book: Food. What the Heck Should I Eat? (+ 7 Take-Home Principles)

Eating healthy is more confusing than ever. I’ve been studying nutrition for 35 years and found that even experts are confused by the science. If the people we look to for nutritional guidance keep changing their views, no wonder the rest of us are so overwhelmed! You know what I’m talking about. One day eggs […]

Holiday Menu Inspiration

I love this time of year. It’s filled with long dinners with friends and family, delicious food, and great conversations. I often host holiday dinners at my home, and love to create healthy, nourishing, and mouth watering dishes to serve to my loved ones. So many of my patients have anxiety around this time of […]

Nutrition is Just One Part of Your Best Health

What you eat literally controls almost every function of your body and mind. Food connects us to one another and to our bodies. Food can reinvigorate our health, bring families together, restore vibrant communities, improve the economy and the environment, reduce pollution, and help our kids get better grades and avoid eating disorders, obesity, and […]

My Favorite Winter Beverages

Last week I posted about my favorite soups and stews to keep you warm through the winter months. This week, I want to share my favorite beverages to sip on when it’s cold outside. During this time of year, I love flavoring my drinks with turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin. I encourage you to experiment […]

Conquering Arthritis Naturally

Arthritis has become a 21st century epidemic, affecting 1 out of every 4 people. Even more shocking is that 30% of adults age 45-64 have doctor diagnosed arthritis. Something has changed in our environment, making all types of arthritis more and more prevalent. Inflammation is the most basic problem in all arthritis, whether it is […]

Soups to Keep You Warm this Winter

Cold weather makes me crave comfort foods, which are traditionally thought to be unhealthy, but they definitely don’t have to be. Food can bring you nourishment, comfort, and warmth, and it can still be good for you. I tend to eat less raw vegetables and cold foods through the winter months, and instead, I focus […]

My Personal Health Crisis

Last year, after about ten years of feeling pretty great, my body broke down. A perfect storm of antibiotic use after a tooth infection, mold exposure, and a horse back riding accident led to a few of the most challenging months of my life. What was really frustrating about this experience was that my normal […]

Crunchy Chocolate Reishi Almonds

Everyone loves a treat every now and then. This treat from my friends at Foursigmatic contains reishi mushrooms, which are one of my favorite superfoods. Reishi mushrooms contain powerful healing properties that boost your immune system and support healthy hormone production. When I want to indulge in some chocolate, this is the perfect recipe. Click here […]

What Does It Mean To Be Unconventional?

Modern industrial medicine treats disease with medication or surgery. That’s what it is designed to do, and when it comes to emergency interventions it is still the best medicine in the world. When someone comes into the emergency room with a severed leg, conventional medicine treats the problem with incredible efficacy. But when it comes […]

Zucchini “Pasta” with Green Harissa Sauce

This week we are featuring a recipe from my friend and colleague, Dr. Susan Blum. This delicious zucchini pasta with green harissa sauce packs a lot of flavor, is vegan and Paleo friendly. Click here for PDF version. 

The Number One Tool You Need To Get Healthy

My patients and readers tell me that one of the biggest obstacles they face on their path towards better health is lack of support. I always say that getting healthy is a team sport, and unfortunately, many of us are lacking the positive encouragement and supportive relationships we need in order to move toward our […]