Many of you may know Erin-- the fabulous Pharm D that worked in our office a few years back. Erin is a phenomenal gal and we embarked on the journey into natural medicine around the same time. As we both Read more
If you are like me -- you are just starting to realize why it is important to add supplements to your diet. Even if we are eating a clean, healthy and unprocessed diet; the mineral content of the soil Read more
This cold and flu season is still upon us and unfortunately, many patients are still being plagued by these nasty viral symptoms. Here are a few tips to try if you feel like you are coming down with something.
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Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp local honey
1/3 cup blackberries
Process all the ingredients together in a blender and then season with ground pepper and sea salt
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This stuff is a must -- If you read labels these days you will be hard pressed to find a mayonnaise or salad dressing that doesn't contain some type of vegetable oil. Even the commercial mayos that advertise to Read more
So I got a little wicked crazy this weekend and decided to splurge on some pizza. We do gluten-free carry out around here sometimes, but my future son-in-law inspired me to make my own cauliflower pizza crust. He made Read more
Here's a throwback post that is certainly appropriate for this October weekend. This smoothie matches the season and will be a great way to start the lovely fall day.
Thanks to Smoothie Queen Amy for this great recipe
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Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
So I have been struggling with gluten-free baking because honestly -- I've never been good at baking!! Then when I try to modify recipes using flours I'm not familiar with, it just makes a perfect storm of Read more
I know that I have to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into my diet. But, it’s expensive and I don’t know where the heck I’m going to get coupons for fresh produce! If I buy them in the store, are they all grown without pesticides? Do I have to buy organic?
So I think I’ll build a garden and grown them at home. Is the soil in my backyard safe? Is there an industrial plant nearby spilling chemicals into my soil. How much of my dumb dog’s pee does it take to lower the nutritional value of the bell pepper?
Tower garden is a state-of-the-art vertical aeroponic growing system that allows almost anyone to grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables at home. All you need is a sunny patio,deck, or balcony. Maybe I will use this product to bridge the gap.
Big City Farms specializes in growing heirloom and open-pollinated vegetables on vacant parcels of land in downtown Indianapolis. The operation is committed to bringing farming back into the urban environment. The produce is availabe to the public through a CSA program that runs from June through October. In addition to growing high-quality vegetables, the farm also works to increase food and farming educational opportunities, as well as exploring ways in which well-grown produce can be made more accessible to under-served populations. Big City Farms partnered with Wishard Hospital last year, as part of a pilot program to get local vegetables directly to participants in a healthy living program. The feedback from the patients was wonderful, and the dieticians noticed that the overall eating habits of the folks dramatically improved once they had guaranteed access to fresh produce.
Max Gerson MD was a german physician born in 1881. He was one of the first men that experimented with using diet to cure disease. He developed a “migraine diet” that when used on his patient, not only cured the migraines, but it also cured his skin tuberculosis. He then went on to study diet more and work with a nobel prize winning physician to treat cancers. in 1958, he published A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 cases. I find it amazing that we have ignored this basic knowledge for so many years in the flurry of our capitalistic dreams. We have forgotten the basics!
The Beautiful Truth–Is a movie about a 15yo Alaskan boy who sets out to investigate some of the Gerson findings after he is inspired by a research project he is assigned. Check out the trailer below:
After a long day yesterday in which I was tormented by the fact that one of my patients may have recurrent cancer, I arrived home and lost my mind. At dinner, I threw back my chair, screamed at the top of my lungs and proceeded to bawl for a few hours. “Mom is doing the best she can people!” Moral of the story—-exercise when you are overwhelmed. It may prevent you from spontaneously combusting like me.
Sidney (12) endearingly told me as I was tucking her into bed one night: “Mom- you have your own smell.” In my mind, that meant that I had my own flowery, fresh, clean linen, homemade cookie kinda of mom smell. “Oh Sidney, that is so sweet. What do I smell like?” Her reply, “corn chips, baby milk, and old people” Wow! That was just about all I could say. Wow?! Another day in the life of the unappreciated mother with good intentions. Well, at least my therapist will have fun with this one.