Other Health Conditions

A miscellaneous collection of posts about various interesting health problems you can address with dietary changes.

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New Study Claims Red Meat Increases Risk for Heart Attacks and Strokes

Does carnitine, a nutrient in red meat, endanger your cardiovascular health? This quick read tells you what you need to know.

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Revolutionizing Anorexia Care Starts with Nutrition

Treatment and recovery from anorexia is possible using surprisingly logical nutrient-based strategies.

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Nutrition Can Strengthen the Immune System to Fight COVID-19

If you catch COVID-19, it is largely the health of your immune system that ultimately determines your fate. So, is there a diet that strengthens your immune system?

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The Number One Tool for Improving Your Health this Year

Is your New Year’s resolution to get healthier? The good news is that no matter what approach you choose, you can use this simple, magical, in-home tool to stay motivated and track your progress in real time.

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Changing How Doctors View Obesity

In this post, I offer ten strategies that medical practitioners should consider in order to better meet the emotional and health needs of their obese patients.

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Obesity: Stop Shaming, Start Understanding

How can we move beyond our prejudices and approach obesity from a more respectful and productive perspective?

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Ketogenic Diets and Psychiatric Medications

Thinking about trying a low-carb diet to improve your mental health? If you are currently taking any psychiatric medications, make sure you read this article first!

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The Vegan Brain

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? What are the most important potential brain nutrient deficiencies that ALL plant-eaters need to be aware of?

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Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Do plant-based diets contain the micronutrients our brains need or are vegans at higher risk for mental health problems? Beyond B12: what you need to know.

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The Secret to Outsmarting Your Acne

As you’ll see, acne is a hormonal condition, but it is not normal. Here’s what the cosmetic and pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to understand: you can prevent acne simply by changing your diet.

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Book Review: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung MD

Dr. Fung takes aim at tired myths about weight control and shoots each of them dead. He convincingly argues that obesity is a hormonal disorder and explains how to eat to rebalance your hormones.

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Histamine Intolerance: Understanding the Science

This post offers an in-depth look at how histamine forms, how it behaves in the body, why some people are more sensitive to it, and why responses are so unpredictable.

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Is Fructose Malabsorption Causing Your IBS?

Learn the symptoms of fructose malabsorption, how accurate fructose breath tests are, and what dietary strategies you can use that go beyond fructose elimination. Plus, helpful food and beverage charts.

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Why Sugar Is Bad for You: A Summary of the Research

Does fructose cause fatty liver, gout, cancer, weight gain, diabetes, heart disease? The research says NO—excess sugar and insulin resistance are to blame!

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Fructose Raises Appetite . . . for Better Science

My critique of the 2015 study claiming glucose controls hunger better than fructose. Take a closer look—there's no proof in this pudding!

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Constipation and Ketogenic Diets

Some people experience constipation on low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets and worry that it is due to a lack of fiber. If you are one of them, take heart! Fiber is not the answer! What is? Read on…

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Foods that Cause Hypothyroidism

Learn how certain foods interfere with thyroid hormone production and how dietary changes can improve your symptoms.

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Does Carnitine from Red Meat Cause Heart Disease?

Despite the acrobatics researchers Koeth and Hazen perform in an attempt to link the carnitine in red meat to heart disease, their experiments fail to show a plausible connection.

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Freshness Counts: Histamine Intolerance

This post is your go-to guide to histamine intolerance: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, food choices, food handling/storage, and medications to avoid.

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How Deadly Are Nightshades?

Did you know potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers and goji berries can be toxic to your digestive and nervous systems? Discover the fascinating science of nightshades.

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Cranberries for UTI Prevention: Crimson Crusader or Juicy Gossip?

Get answers to common questions about cranberries and health. Does cranberry juice prevent urinary tract infections? Why are cranberries sour?

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Got Gout but Love Meat?

Can people with gout eat meat? What is the best diet for gout? In this post we take a closer look at purines, alcohol, and sugar in the management of gout.

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7 Tips for Restless Legs Syndrome

Dancing in the dark? Your diet may be causing your restless legs syndrome. Here are seven specific recommendations for how to treat RLS without medications.

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The 5 Most Common Constipation Culprits

Constipation can cause significant inconvenience, discomfort, and even disability for some individuals, but can usually be alleviated by knowing which foods are gumming up the works.

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Cholesterol Is Good for You

Fascinating facts about cholesterol—what it is, where it comes from, what it does in the body, and how it is connected to heart disease.

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