Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story

On this blog, I write a lot about my non-diet approach to nutrition and healthcare, especially with regards to weight loss. I believe 100% that a person can be healthy irrespective of his or her weight, and that weight loss is in no way equatable with improved health. While many health-promoting behaviors have the side … More Diet Modification for a Medical Reason: My Story

Not Anti-Medicine, Pro-Health

What’s wrong with allopathic medicine? This is a huge question that I can’t answer fully in the context of this post, but it’s one that underlies the vast majority of questions I receive about the importance/validity/scientific basis/safety/etc. of a functional medicine approach. In the context of emergencies an acute conditions (such as bacterial infections,) our … More Not Anti-Medicine, Pro-Health

Meal Prep

I like to cook meals at home for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it’s healthier. Home cooked meals are way less expensive, don’t need preservatives, they usually taste better, and when I take the time to cook, my meals are balanced, tasty, and filling. When I’m eating on the go, I find myself … More Meal Prep

Poo and You

There are two types of people in the world: people who don’t want to talk about bowel movements, and people who do. The vast majority of people who make up the latter category are middle school boys, and the remaining 1% are physicians. Oy vey. In my office, clients either turn red, groan, or look down … More Poo and You