Entire books have been written on ways to minimize the toxic hits our bodies take every day. From the products we slather on them to the furnishings we live and sleep in to the offices we work in, even to the cars we drive, most of us are steeped in toxins around the clock.
Despite the fact that I am a functional and integrative cardiologist, I often look first at a patient’s gut health to shed light on the underlying cause of heart disease. What could the gut possibly have to do with the heart? It’s all about inflammation.
We all love to eat out whether it’s lunch at the office or dinner at the newest restaurant in town with friends. And yes, you can eat out and still eat healthy. A little planning and some tips to navigate the menu will set you up for dining success!
The world of health-promoting vegetables is so rich and diverse, it’s maybe a mistake to pick favorites….but if I were to pick a favorite veggie family, I couldn’t go wrong with cruciferous! Named after their cross-shaped flowers and also referred to as the Brassica family, veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts are among the true superfoods of the produce aisles.
There’s been a stark rise in autoimmune disorders over the past 50 years, from type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis to celiac disease and asthma. What is autoimmune disorder? The first step toward a cure is understanding and controlling the causes.