Why I’m Obsessed with Brain Health

I have been obsessed with brain health in the last 6 months. As some of you may already know, I was exposed to mold toxins in my office and have suffered some devastating neurologic symptoms.  The irony is that this is...

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Depression Is An Inflammatory Disorder

With all the gun violence in the world today, I can’t help but wonder how much our environment plays a role in the mass murders and senseless killing we hear about nearly daily.    As I listened to the NPR...

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Which Is Safer: Breathing Air, Drinking Water or Eating Food?

I have often wondered which environmental exposure we are greatest affected by? Is it the air? The water? Our food? How do we know? While we know the conventional foods to avoid and the chemicals in body care products that are the...

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Exposure to Pesticides Cause Measurable Effects on Brain Structure of Children

Many patients touch base with me before they travel somewhere asking if I recommend any vaccinations or precautions. During the height of the Zika virus scare, several patients canceled trips to mosquito endemic regions.  I don’t blame them, since...

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Gluten-Free Diets May Increase Exposure to Heavy Metals

Learning curves can be steep sometimes. When clinicians were observing the improvements in patient health after taking gluten out of the diet, it was great to have gluten-free options and substitutes available. Now, we know that just substituting gluten-free for...

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The Dark Side of Kale

Did you think I was going to write about how you should avoid kale if you have a thyroid problem? Nope. There’s a different issue with kale that many people don’t know about. Meet thallium - tall, dark, and handsome....

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Sweat It Out

We all have some social programming about how undesirable it is to sweat. We cover it up with anti-perspirants. The slogan “never let ‘em see you sweat” was a popular deodorant commercial back in the day. Clothing is even...

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Is BPA Causing Your Kid’s Allergies?

Do you ever wonder why there are so many more childhood allergies than before? These days, it’s not uncommon to have a classroom with several highly allergic children, including EpiPens, compared to just a few decades ago. It seems...

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Electromagnetic Forces and Radiation: Where to Find It and How to Measure It

We may not be able to see it or smell it, but our bodies are responding and becoming overburdened by this invisible toxin. Your cells are aware of it, and it may even be confusing your brain. I’m talking...

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The Hidden Truth of Microwave Popcorn

Nothing like finally finding the best movie that everyone in the room agrees to and settling into your portion of the couch with down pillows and a big bowl of popcorn. I have to be honest. Popcorn is something I...

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