Saturated Fat, Protein and the Carbohydrates

Saturated Fat was sitting in the cafeteria by himself having lunch one day. A few tables over, Protein was surrounded by a bunch of High Glycemic Carbohydrates who were chatting incessantly at her. “I wonder what went wrong between us” … Read More

Bitter Taste in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Carcinogenesis and why drugs “Haven’t Got the Guts”

Hippocrates was prophetic when he made the statement that “All disease begins in the gut”. Cancer causing agents in food such as food dyes, aflatoxins (think nuts), pesticide residues, heavy metals, nitrites and artificial sweeteners, as well as non-food sources … Read More

The Real Skinny on Margarine

When I was a kid in grade school I used to love science experiments. I would imagine myself as the mad scientist concocting various chemicals in a foaming beaker and uttering the “mooohahaha!” laugh I’d seen on TV so many … Read More

Apple Cider Vinegar: Not all sourpusses are also bitter

Apple cider vinegar has been used as a folk remedy and Chinese medicinal for thousands of years.  Hippocrates (460-377BC) used it to help fight infections and the ancient Chinese used it both as a medicinal food, and as a preparatory … Read More

Eating Healthy the Scrooge Way

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard a patient tell me that “I can’t afford to eat healthy”, I would be as rich as Scrooge. The sad thing about this is that everyone can afford to … Read More

Hi Carb, low carb, to starve or not to starve

Haiku: Low carb or too high, Special K ain’t so special When diabetic. So which is better? An Atkins like ketogenic diet or the high carbohydrate, low fat type Weight Watchers/ Jenny Craig/ Nutrisystem one. Before answering this, take a … Read More