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Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Posted on Mar 11, 2014 in Blog Posts |

I’ve been reading a great book this week called, Grain Brain, by David Perlmutter, MD. For me it is a compellation of years of knowledge coming together about how we can truly protect our brains and bodies through our diets and lifestyles. I have been interested in the brain for as long as I’ve been in medicine… I started working in healthcare at age 17 as a Nurse’s Aid on the Alzheimer’s Unit of a long-term care facility. This job made me...

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Immune Boosting 101

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 in Blog Posts |

As nice and warm as its been here in southern California, winter is still here are people are getting sick. People report taking concurrent rounds of antibiotics and/or antivirals and still being stuck in bed for 2 weeks or more. The best way to avoid this is to feed your immune system so it can remain vigelant and protect you from what is going around… My favorite immune boosting herb is Astragalus. Astragalus membranaceus is a powerful herb...

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What Diet is Right for Me?

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog Posts |

What diet is right for me?  I get this question all the time and unfortunately there is not a magic answer, but there is a diet that is best for you.  It is an individualized one.  No one diet is good for everyone… The Definition of DIET, according to the dictionary, is  food and drink regularly provided or consumed (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diet). First of all, according to the number one definition of the word diet, it...

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A Year of Gratitude

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 in Blog Posts |

As we approach Thanksgiving I would like to challenge everyone to take a little bit of this fabulous holiday and try to bring it along with you until this time next year. The possibilities of improving your health by simply adding a little gratitude to each and everyday are well documented. In fact, a study at the University College London revealed that elderly people who were happy with their lives lived up to 20-35 percent longer than their...

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Do you have GSTM1?

Posted on Nov 19, 2013 in Blog Posts |

GSTM1 is an important gene to be aware of. It is a critical gene in the body that is responsible for making and recycling glutathione.  The reason this gene is so important is due to the fact that we live in a toxic world and are constantly exposed to things that can damage our bodies.  “Almost every chronic illness known to humankind has been linked in some measure to free-radical-induced tissue damage,” says Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO,...

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