You are your best health advocate. If I've learned anything about my health the past few years, it's that. Present yourself with a lingering cough to your MD, and you will leave with a prescription. Complain about a stomach ache after you always eat, and you will leave with a prescription to try or an order for further testing. Now if that's what you came for, go home happy. It may take a … [Read more...] about Why Your M.D. is Not Your Best Health Advocate
12 Bad Foods
Overcoming Lifelong Allergies Naturally
A fine, yellow-green dust coats cars, porches, sidewalks and everything else outside my home right now. The trees and flowers are blooming, and pollen dust storms are visible in the distance. This is spring in the southeastern U.S. And I used to loathe going outside this time of year. Plagued by itchy, watery eyes, and a sneezing, runny nose, I used prescription and over-the-counter … [Read more...] about Overcoming Lifelong Allergies Naturally
Can a Nutritional Deficiency Cause Modern Disease?
Despite spending more on health care than the rest of the world, Americans are far from healthy. In fact, out of 11 high-income countries, the U. S. health care system ranks worst overall. It’s a national crisis, and a personal one. If your health is poor, how good can the rest of your life be? A fair share of the problem lies in what we’re putting in our bodies, such as inflammatory foods and … [Read more...] about Can a Nutritional Deficiency Cause Modern Disease?
Cooking Oils: Just Say No
I grew up eating fried food. Fried flounder and shrimp, fried chicken, French fries, fried hush puppies, you name it. In the South, we like to deep-fry stuff. But while my grandmother used that method sometimes, I rarely have cooked that way at home, and now I even forego the “heart healthy” extra-virgin olive oil whenever possible. I also try not to eat fried foods when at a restaurant. (It … [Read more...] about Cooking Oils: Just Say No