Category Archives: Diet

Carbs can Increase the Risk of Early Alzheimer’s

I just came across this article reporting that carbohydrates can increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease while protein and fat  actually decrease the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. This article was published in the “Star Tribune” and discusses the study that was  recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (I’m working on tracking down the study). […]

Watch me tomorrow on the TV show “The Doctors”

Tomorrow (Thursday, October 11th) I will be on  “The Doctors” with my colleague, Dr. Myles Spar. We discuss how eating an anti-inflammatory diet can improve  health, eliminate pain and prevent disease. One of my patients, Laura, will also be on the show documenting how following  Akasha’s 3-week cleanse, along with drinking an anti-inflammatory protein smoothie […]

The Before and After Lunch Box

Here’s Sophie’s before and after lunch box this week.  Because of Rosh Hashanah we only had 2 days of school before her Friday pizza/pasta lunch. WEDNESDAY – Before Seaweed salad (from Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food – purchased at our local Farmer’s Market) Roasted beets Sauteed tempeh (sauteed in a small amount of grapeseed oil) Kiwi […]

Healthy Lunches for your Kids

School is back in session and it’s time to start packing lunches again. We want our kids’ lunches to be nutrient dense, healthy and enjoyed by our little ones. I often discuss the benefits of packing healthy school lunches to my patients such as, healthy immune system, improved energy, and better school performance. I am […]

Autism linked with high fructose corn syrup consumption

In a new study, Clinical Epigenetics discuss how the rise in autism in the United States may be linked to the increased consumption of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) in our diet. The average American consumes over 60 pounds of HFCS per year- mostly in the form of sodas and processed food. HFCS has been shown […]

My Article Posted on Positively Positive

Mindful Eating as a cure for bloating, gas, constipation and heartburn…see my article posted on Positively Positive.

The cause of your health problems may be in your gut

The health of your gut affects your entire well being. If you experience bloating, gas or constipation, your mood, immune system and energy level may be affected.  Most of us know that SSRIs- a group of antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft and Lexapro, work by increasing serotonin in the body. Serotonin is seen as the […]

Produce You Should Buy Organic

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) just released its 2011 Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce. This list helps you prioritize when you really must buy organic and when you can save money buying conventionally grown fruits and veggies. Apples, celery, and strawberries top the dirty dozen list while onions, corn, and pineapple contain the lowest […]

Treating Food Addictions with Amino Acids

This article will be published in Akasha’s next newsletter on “Addictions”. Turning to food for comfort may result in an emotional high, but craving things like ice cream, cookies, pasta or cupcakes when you are down may be a sign of an underlying amino acid imbalance. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and […]

Raw Chia Seed and Oat Porridge

I made this (almost) raw porridge this morning- the whole family loved it.  The chia and hemp seeds add fiber and lots of healthy omega 3 fatty acids. ¼ cup chia seeds* 1/2 cup organic rolled oats** 6 dates (remove pits) 4 Tablespoons hemp seeds ½ teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg Pinch […]