Is Sugar Addicting?

I was part of a discussion last week regarding sugar addiction. The question was posed about whether such a thing as sugar addiction exists, and quite a few strong opinions were shared around the room. References were made to a variety of theories, ranging from the dopamine response, modern food technology conspiracies, and even the … More Is Sugar Addicting?

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