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12.30.17
The truth about antioxidant-rich plant extracts and supplements is that they simply do not work. The most powerful way to boost your free-radical fighting power is by making  one simple change to your diet to activate your body’s own natural internal antioxidant, glutathione. Find out why products like turmeric and Pom Wonderful are not worth your hard-earned money. Read my [...]
12.30.17
Psychiatric disorders like depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis are strongly tied to inflammation. Psychiatric medications are not designed to fight inflammation, but did you know there are two changes you can make to your diet that will naturally reduce inflammation in your brain and body? Learn how to heal brain inflammation from the inside out in my article on Psychology [...]
09.30.17
What happened when two adults with severe mood and psychotic symptoms for years embarked on a ketogenic diet for weight loss? Yes, they lost weight, but what ELSE happened? Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer shared the inspiring stories of two people in his practice who experienced long overdue relief that even the strongest antipsychotic and mood stabilizing medications could not [...]
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 [...]