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Don’t Forget To Eat Your Meds May 22, 2017

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. — Hippocrates, father of medicine, 431 B.C. Jorge and I are at the tail end of our annual whole foods cleanse, and every year I repeat the same pattern. The week before our cleanse starts, I grieve all the birthday cake we won’t get to indulge in, the happy hour cocktails I can’t unwind with, and the convenience food that I can’t grab on the go. The first week of…

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do June 12, 2015

Breaking up is hard to do. Even when you know that it’s just not working and that you’re going to be better off emotionally and physically, severing the cord can be an arduous and painful process. The longing! The pining! The relapses! The TEARS! I’m not talking about people. I’m talking about food, of course. It has been three weeks since Jorge and I broke up with sugar, gluten, dairy, caffeine, alcohol, meat and processed foods as part of our…

No needles? No problem February 21, 2015

I was in a theater, on a boat (whu-what!), somewhere between Florida and Nassau when I was hit by a wave of nausea. The lights in the theater were dimming, my daughter was on my lap and I was seated smack-dab in the center of a very long row. In other words, my escape options had narrowed significantly, and the added stress of this realization triggered another wave of nausea. I had no acupuncture needles in my purse (a rarity),…

Kraut June 12, 2013

Have you ever ventured to make something that you’re used to buying on a regular basis? Let’s say it’s soap. Or hummus. Or salad dressing. For me, this week, it was sauerkraut (aka fermented cabbage). Boy was I scared to make sauerkraut. My recent post, Miso Hungry, extols the virtues of fermented food and explains why it’s such an important part of a well-balanced digestive system. Honestly, I was scared of doing my own fermenting. Prior to this week, I…

Miso Hungry June 3, 2013

If you are not already aware, we are embarking on a two-week whole foods cleanse. Fortunately, we are not alone. In fact, we are 15 strong. Now that the “prep week” is upon us, I’m so grateful for the participation and support of our patients. I’m at the point where, if I didn’t have 15 other people holding me accountable, I could come up with at least 15 excuses why I should continue to eat sugar. By the way, it’s…

To Cleanse or Not To Cleanse? May 22, 2013

That is the question that I’ve been asking myself for weeks. I’m literally eating a piece of chocolate right now as I ponder this question. It is my firm belief that a healthcare practitioner of any sort has to be a nutritionist in addition to any other type of medicine they practice. Our food is our medicine. If you are aware of the research acknowledging that a diet plentiful in whole foods and consisting of mostly plants has numerous health…

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