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09.19.17
Where do you find the highest concentration of cholesterol in your whole body? In your BRAIN. The brain is cholesterol-rich on purpose—because it needs large amounts of cholesterol to function properly. So, what does that mean for the growing number of people choosing naturally cholesterol-free plant-based diets? And what about the 15 million Americans who take statin medications like Lipitor to [...]
09.05.17
Plant-Based Diets, Micronutrients and Mental Health Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? Or do they put people at risk for serious deficiencies that increase the likelihood of developing psychiatric disorders? In my last post, Food Fights: Are Vegan Diets Healthier for the Brain? we compared big-picture health effects of plant-based diets to [...]
07.28.17
How brain-healthy is YOUR diet? We think a lot about how plant-based diets and animal-based affect our hearts, our blood sugar levels, or our risk for cancer, but how do our dietary choices affect our brains? What do we actually know about vegan diets and mental health? As a psychiatrist who specializes in nutrition, this question is near and dear [...]
01.30.17
I was fortunate to participate in two excellent nutrition conferences in sunny Florida last week: LowCarbUSA’s first-ever Keto Getaway in West Palm Beach and the annual Physicians for Ancestral Health retreat in Miami. It is one thing to forge relationships online and another entirely to spend time with colleagues face-to-face. I truly value these meetings as they help me to [...]
01.17.17
Smith College students extraordinaire Anjali Kumar and Meredith Clancey produced a wonderfully creative new 7-1/2 min video Pulling Out Our Sweet Tooth to educate college students about the dangers of sugar. I was delighted that they included an interview with me about sugar and mental health as part of their project. I think the whole thing is terrific and I especially enjoy [...]
07.29.16
The Ketogenic Kitchen: A Cookbook for Cancer The Ketogenic Kitchen is no ordinary cookbook. Yes, it is bursting with creative recipes and beautiful photographs of delicious dishes, but these recipes are expertly crafted to help people fight CANCER. Most other cookbooks are useless against the Big C…unless you drop them directly on top of your tumor from a great height. In fact, [...]
05.11.16
Does Meat Cause Cancer? Last October, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a two-page report entitled Carcinogenicity of Consumption of Red and Processed Meat, warning the planet that processed meat definitely causes colorectal cancer in humans, and that red meat “probably” causes colorectal cancer in humans. The report listed a total of 20 scientific references. WHO’s frightening anti-meat proclamation made [...]
03.28.16
I love this book. The Obesity Code eats most other weight loss books for lunch, without gaining an ounce. When Dr. Jason Fung asked me to review his new book, The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss, I eagerly agreed, and I’m delighted to say that his book truly exceeded my expectations. Dr. Fung argues that obesity is not [...]
02.20.16
In this post we take an in-depth look at the science behind the food sensitivity reactions caused by histamine. We’ll explore: the fascinating world of biogenic amines how histamine forms inside and outside of our bodies how histamine affects our physical and mental health why some people, especially women, are more sensitive to histamine than others and why reactions to [...]
12.22.15
WHO LINKS RED MEAT AND CANCER? In October, twenty-two scientists from ten countries met at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, to evaluate the link between processed and red meat and cancer. The result was a highly-publicized press release by the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring processed meat as “carcinogenic to humans” and red meat as [...]