I was at the grocery store recently and saw a familiar brand of nut butter with a new label that read “Keto Friendly.” I almost burst out laughing. It was the same old nut butter blend, but in a new cultural context — one in which avoiding carbs is a mainstream practice, and in which … More The Keto Diet From a Functional Medicine Perspective
Last summer, I was having some problems with my eye, which led to me getting an MRI of my head and brain. (Fortunately, I have no more news to report on that note.) In any case, I was given a disc copy of the imaging and pretty much immediately brought it home to start studying … More How Well Do You REALLY Know Yourself?
Last year, the FDA started requiring certain restaurants to post calorie counts over menu counters to “educate” consumers about their eating. While I certainly believe that education is important in empowering consumers to make choices that honor their health, I’m not convinced that calorie counts should be considered “helpful information.” Here’s why: 1. Calorie Counts … More The Problem with Restaurant Calorie Counts
I typically define stress as a reaction that happens inside our bodies in response to something happening outside our bodies. That stress trigger could be anything from being chased by a bear, to having a big project at work, to struggling with something particularly worrisome that won’t leave our minds. Whether it’s a physical trigger or a … More Stress and Weight Gain