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Food as medicine

FoodTrients Pack Powers of Medicine

As a healthcare professional, I see doctors prescribe five, ten, even twenty medications to one patient without giving any nutritional advice. I’m not saying that food should replace all medicines, and you should check with your doctor to make sure that any medications you take are not counteracted by a particular food.  However, I do think that the plate is the place to start for living a long and healthy life. For centuries, many cultures have used natural foods as their medicine chest. They understand that certain herbs and leaves offer curative powers. Hippocrates, a Greek physician who practiced medicine […]

Prevention is the Best Medicine

With summer on the horizon, Golden Isles residents and visitors will begin flocking to the beaches. As the sun moves more directly overhead and the ultraviolet index rises, the use of sunscreen becomes even more important. Most people know that overexposure to the sun’s powerful ultraviolet rays is damaging, but too many still aren’t doing enough to protect themselves. Approximately one in five people will develop some sort of skin cancer in their lifetime, and area residents need to take precautions seriously. “Everyone should care about skin cancer in the area, as we are exposed to a higher amount of […]

Conventional Medicine Wants FDA to Take Away Most Dietary Supplements

An editorial in the January 25, 2012, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine strongly supports the FDA’sproposed New Dietary Ingredient guidelines that would ban most of the effective nutrients you use today. One inane argument is that since some unscrupulous manufacturers are spiking their products with drugs like Viagra®, then all supplements introduced after year 1994 should be removed from the market until the FDA approves them for safety. This has nothing to do with how the FDA is proposing to deny Americans access to natural supplements, but it is nonetheless being used as an excuse to give pharmaceutical giants a monopoly over what you are allowed to put into […]

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How Do FoodTrients Work Like Medicine?

In all of my cookbooks, I have included a chart that lists the FoodTrients nutrients, their benefits, which foods are loaded with them, and their properties (anti-inflammatory) , disease preventing , etc.) along with my 9 symbols. Here are just a few examples: ALLICIN— Garlic contains the FoodTrient allicin, which is an anti-inflammatory that reduces the risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and cancer. So if you have trouble with rashes, allergies, swelling, or atherosclerosis add garlic to your meals whenever possible.     GINGEROL – The root of the ginger plant has its own very special FoodTrient called […]

Food: A Powerful Medicine Against Cancer

WASHINGTON – What we eat is strongly and intricately linked to our health. No food or nutrient is a

Unconventional Medicine A Health Cure?

The world is facing the greatest healthcare crisis it has ever seen. Chronic disease is shortening our lifespan, destroying our quality of life, bankrupting governments, and threatening the health of future generations. Sadly, conventional medicine, with its focus on managing symptoms, has failed to address this challenge. The result is burned-out physicians, a sicker population, and a broken healthcare system. In Unconventional Medicine, author Chris Kresser presents a plan to reverse this dangerous trend. He shows how the combination of a genetically aligned diet and lifestyle, functional medicine, and a lean, collaborative practice model can create a system that better […]

What I Learned at Anti-Aging Medicine Conference

In mid-December I attended the A4M World Congress 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s a three-day conference centered on developments in anti-aging medicine. As a cookbook author who focuses on anti-aging foods, I was most interested in the latest research on nutrition and its power to keep us young. Many doctors and health practitioners attend the seminars and present papers and patient case studies to the audience. A very inspiring keynote address on Friday was given by entrepreneur Peter Diamandis, MD, but I’ll tell you more on that later. On Thursday, the first day of the conference, I learned about […]

The Next Wave: Personalized Medicine

Personalized medicine, also known as precision medicine, is a process that tailors medical decisions, practices, interventions and/or products to individual patients based on their predicted response or risk of disease. It is showing great success rates and we are certain to see more doctors practicing it in the future. Here is one story that helps illustrate the power of this futuristic way of practicing medicine. Pamela Smith, MD, MPH, the Director of the Center for Personalized Medicine in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, spoke at the A4M Anti-Aging Medicine Conference in Las Vegas in December about how genetic testing can lead to […]

Regenerative Medicine: Reverse Aging?

The old paradigm of medicine is rapidly changing. People are becoming aware of the limitations of modern medicine which basically are centered around controlling symptoms, but not really curing. Elisa Lottor, Ph.D., HMD, is an expert in nutrition, homeopathy, and energy medicine with a special interest in regenerative medicine and women’s health. An international lecturer and consultant, she has had a homeopathy and nutrition practice for more than 30 years. Her new book, The Miracle of Regenerative Medicine: How to Naturally Reverse the Aging Process is about THE new paradigm that’s emerging in the field of medicine and healthcare. This […]

Are Mitochondria The Future of Medicine?

Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What’s the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion: mitochondria and bioenergetics. In Mitochondria and the Future of Medicine, author and naturopathic doctor Lee Know tells the epic story of mitochondria, the widely misunderstood and often-overlooked powerhouses of our cells. The legendary […]