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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 […]

Lion’s Mane Latte

While visiting China, I discovered folks there knew more about food’s medicinal properties than I did – even after many years of research. Medicinal foods are a part of their everyday diet and mushrooms play a huge role within Chinese medicine. Reishi, lion’s mane, chaga and cordyceps contain powerful healing properties that boost your immune […]

Is Your Environment Harming Your Thyroid?

It’s not just genes; your environment could be harming your thyroid. I had the pleasure to sit down with thyroid expert Dr. Izabella Wentz and talk about all things thyroid last year, and one of my favorite moments of the interview was our discussion around environmental toxins and their impact on the thyroid health. After being […]

The Ultimate Detoxification Foods

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or even just plain feeling crummy as a result of the Standard American Diet (SAD), you’ll want to seriously consider detoxifying. Unfortunately, feeling lousy has become the “new normal” for many people. We dismiss things like carrying around extra weight, […]

What’s the Link Between Diabetes and Alzheimer’s?

New research shows insulin resistance, or what I call diabesity (from eating too many carbs and sugar and not enough fat), is one of the major factors that starts the brain-damage cascade, which robs the memory of over half the people in their 80s, leading to a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. But don’t think too […]

Poached Eggs Over Roasted Butternut Squash

This week we are featuring a recipe from our favorite ghee company, Fourth & Heart! Their ghee is top-notch quality, sourced only from pasture-raised cows in New Zealand. This recipe is the perfect combination of sweetness from the butternut squash and savory from the White Truffle Ghee. It’s a great option for any meal of […]

Food, Fat, and Infertility

One of my favorite moments from last year’s Fat Summit 2 was interviewing Dr. Stephanie Daniel about food, fat, sugar, and infertility. Dr. Daniel is a practicing physician and founder of Functional Medicine SF, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Daniel’s particular areas of interest and expertise are in women’s health and fertility and […]

Carrots, Hot Peppers and Shallot Stir-Fry

This quick and simple recipe is the perfect side dish to spice up any meal.  The ginger and garlic are anti-inflammatory and will fill the room with the comforting smell of home cooking. Click here to download PDF version.  Notes: If Chinese Five Spice is not available, you can simply leave it out. However, if […]

Are You Suffering From Adrenal Dysfunction?

Steve tweets, “what is your recommended protocol for treating adrenal fatigue?” This is a question that I get almost daily. First, let’s talk about why your adrenals are important. Your adrenals are important because they help you respond to stress. If you have chronic stress, your adrenals get beat up, , and your energy plummets […]

Dessert Ideas for Social Gatherings

We are wrapping up this month’s series of what to eat in social gatherings with everyone’s favorite – dessert! In case you missed the previous week’s here are some delicious snacks and appetizers, refreshing mock-tails and my favorite entrees for hosting any social gathering. While you all know my opinion on sugar, I do believe […]

My Thoughts on GMO Foods

The promise of GMOs is alluring for many. We were all told that genetically modifying crops would make them immune to weed killers and pests, leading to an abundance of foods that would solve our world hunger problems. We were also told that these crops would require fewer pesticides and herbicides, but is this true? […]

Social Gatherings – Mains

Summer is almost here and so are the food-filled gatherings and celebrations. It can be tempting in social settings to throw your healthy habits out the window and dive into the cheeseburgers, heavy pasta salads and sugary treats.  But luckily it doesn’t have to be this way. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite […]

Free Memorial Day Recipe Guide + ButcherBox Offer

Now, we all know that burgers are the culinary star at any summer barbecue. One of the first things I make sure to stock up on before I throw an amazing backyard party is quality meat.   ButcherBox understands that clean meats can be hard to get — and more expensive than conventional alternatives. They […]