Food sensitivities, especially to gluten, are some of the most common nutritional challenges I see in my Cupertino practice. For many, going gluten-free is the “holy grail” that resolves many chronic health issues.
Simply put, bone broth is homemade stock made from animal bones such as fish heads or oxtails. You can use whole turkey or fish carcasses or parts of lamb, pig, venison – or any other animal of your choosing. The point is to simmer the bones (typically from one animal) in water for hours or days. The longer you cook it, the more nutritious it gets and the better the product breaks down and pulls out all the nutrients.
Djokovic chalks his heightened performance up to the elimination of wheat and its by-products. When the athlete found out he was sensitive to gluten, he made the decision to cut it out completely, and the results couldn’t be better. To read more about Novak Djokovic’s success, click here.
Migraines are considered by many to be both headaches and chronic conditions that are long-lasting, recurring and painfully debilitating. Because migraines have such a variety of triggers- food allergies, environmental, hormonal, physical etc. – and are characterized by a number of symptoms -nausea, severe throbbing or pulsating pain and sensitivity to light and sound, the exact causes of migraines is still not fully understood by the western medical community. As such, most people opt to take strong prescription medications to help ease the suffering and mask the symptoms.
In the recent years, more and more evidence is surfacing that various plastic types used in commercial applications such as food packaging, water bottles, baby bottles, food containers, etc. release toxic pollutants, of which some might be leaching into your water or food.
In my practice I see every day the detrimental effects our modern diet, consisting mainly of low fat, high sugar and highly processed foods, has on our bodies. In a recent newsletter from Selene River Press, Patrick Earvolino wrote a short but to the point article on obesity and refined carbohydrates. Enjoy!