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How Food Marketing is Making Us Sick and Fat

Junk food is everywhere. I walked into Staples a few weeks ago for office supplies and was met with endless amounts of candy at the register. It used to be that we just had to avoid falling into the traps of junk at the grocery store, but now, junk food is ubiquitous and demanding our […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – What Do Genetics Really Tell Us? with Dr. Ben Lynch

           Download MP3 Are there things happening in your body that you can’t see? We were all born with the genes that are code for everything in our physical bodies and even account for some personality traits. Genes determine hair and eye color, sleep patterns, how you detoxify, food sensitivities, and so […]

Is Bone Broth Worth the Hype?

Food should taste good, smell good, look good, and it should be good for you. That’s what this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is all about. As a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author, Marco Canora promotes delicious, simple, and healthful food. His restaurant Hearth is one of my favorites in NYC and has earned positive […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Fascia: The Connective Tissue That Keeps You Healthy with Dr. Shalini Bhat

           Download MP3 Have you ever thought about how our organs are able to stay in place, exactly where they need to be? There is a stretchy webbing, or connective tissue, inside of our bodies called fascia that runs from head to toe around our organs and our muscles. We are learning […]

Should we tax junk food?

The outside influence that industrial food and agriculture lobbyists have on our policies encourages a food system that engenders disease. For example, in the 2016 election, the American Beverage Association and the soda companies spent more than $30 million fighting taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. It was only because a deep-pockets organization and a billionaire (the […]

Practicing Awareness to Live Your Best Life with Dr. Dan Siegel

           Download MP3 What kind of person would you be if you were calmer, more centered, kinder, and relaxed? Do you think you would feel better about yourself and your relationships with others…make different decisions…be more loving? The golden ticket to living your best life is within reach for every single human, […]

The Awakened Family

Years ago when I was getting remarried, and my daughter protested, I told her that it was my life, and it was my decision. At another point, years ago, I told my son who was struggling with some homework, “Why can’t you do your homework like your sister?” I didn’t even remember saying these things, […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Cultivating a Resilient Mind with Dr. Yashar Khosroshahi

             Download MP3 You may take great care of your body, but do you take care of your mind? Do you sit with feelings when they arise or do you get weighed down by them and become resentful? Do you take time out of your productive day to slow down and sit […]

Why cholesterol may not be the cause of heart disease

Cholesterol has become so confusing. The reality is, most of us have little understanding about the cholesterol levels in our blood and the whole topic is much more complicated than we previously thought. Many people still believe that eating cholesterol and fat, especially saturated fat, causes heart attacks and that taking statin drugs provides a […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Wild Food, Brain Food, and All Things Nutrition with Josh Gitalis

           Download MP3 We talk about the topic of food often—it gets a lot of airplay, but shouldn’t it? We eat three, sometimes more, times a day and we believe that food fuels our cells. It’s important! Today, we are talking with Toronto-based functional nutritionist Josh Gitalis who is passionate about helping […]

Should we all avoid gluten?

Twenty years ago, most people didn’t know anything about gluten. People didn’t even know how to spell gluten. Now gluten-free diets have become all the rage. But are celiacs the only people who should be on a gluten-free diet? My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is here to say no. Clearly, […]

The Broken Brain Podcast – Vision Therapy and the Brain with Dr. Fabian Tai

           Download MP3 Have you ever wondered how vision plays a role in the health of our bodies and our brains? Problems with our eyes can give us clues to what is going on inside—and, conversely, problems with many activities may be a result of compromised eye function. What you may not […]