My patient asked me today for vegetarian restaurant recommendations. I haven't been to them all (I'm not even vegetarian) but here my favorite five, plus a few other categories:Read More
I'm spoiled living in NYC, and every time I travel, I realize and appreciate this. I do most of my shopping at the Park Slope Food Coop; I live 2 blocks from the Saturday Fort Greene Greenmarket; and I am surrounded by locavore shops and restaurants. It's easy eating clean in NYC.Read More
This past Saturday, I spent the day watching TEDxManhattan's web event "Changing the Way We Eat" and was re-inspired to do more. But what? I eat mostly organic, am a weekday vegetarian, and when I eat meat I make a conscious effort to eat organic and humanely raised meat. Here's why.Read More
I sure am.
This week, a study about arsenic levels and rice consumption hit the news. The researchers at Dartmouth University found that each gram of rice consumed was associated with a 1% increase in total urinary arsenic output. What this means is that more than half a cup of cooked rice per day is comparable to consuming 1 L of water with the maximum allowed in public drinking water (10 parts per billion)!!
I've already written about allergies last year: Springtime Allergies. Well, it's that time of year, so I'm going to do it again.
I love Spring -- birds chirping and building nests, flowers peeping, sandals on, sunlight later... But for many it's not always so pleasant: itchy/watery eyes, sneezing, and a stuffy nose.
I'm lucky. I don't have any issues with gluten, which is found in many grains, such as wheat, rye, barley, spelt, and others. Gluten is a composite of gliadin and glutenin. It's a fairly complex protein and gives dough its elasticity and chewiness, and as food has become more processed, the amount of gluten consumed now by the typical American is much higher than our ancestors.Read More
I'm going to keep this short. Last summer, I admit I was watching "The View" and was impressed when I heard Whoopi ranting about high-fructose corn syrup. Wow - national attention...I only hope the housewives of America were listening. High-fructose corn syrup is evil. It's as simple as that.Read More
Recently I met other holistic health practitioners in NYC at a health fair. They maintained blogs and mentioned the usefulness in doing so. So I'm succumbing to the World of Blogging. I hope to post useful information and my thoughts of health issues that come up. I encourage you to log on and post comments. Please feel free to ask me questions via the blog or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome and enjoy!!Read More