Chia seeds
Health & Nutrition

Grind Your Chia Seeds

The secret to unlocking the benefits of chia seeds may be grinding them up.  When recently reviewing the literature on the health-promoting properties and therapeutic applications of chia seeds, I ran into a lot of studies discussing, for example, “strategies...
Blueberries
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Blueberry Blocking Effects of Yogurt

What happened when researchers tried to tease out what’s in dairy that interferes with the health benefits of berries and tea? A trio of Harvard studies that followed more than 100,000 women for more than a decade found that those...
Guacamole
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Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Guacamole

High-fat plant foods—avocados, peanuts, and walnuts—and olive oil are put to the test. In the preface of my book How Not to Die, after bemoaning the fact that although Big Pharma offered me countless steak dinners during my medical training,...
Chocolate
Health & Nutrition

Does Chocolate Cause Acne? 

What are the effects of dairy products, sugar, and chocolate on the formation of pimples? Acne affects nearly one in ten people globally, “making it the eighth most prevalent disease worldwide.” What is nutrition’s role? If we go back a...
Plate of healthy food
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Curing Canker Sores with Diet

Does excluding dairy products, food additives, and gluten-containing grains from one’s diet help those with recurring canker sores (aphthous ulcers)? Recurring canker sores are the single most common inflammatory and ulcerative condition of the mouth, affecting as many as one...
Health & Nutrition

Testing Wheat- and Dairy-Free Diets for Autism

What happens when children with autism on gluten- and casein-free diets are covertly challenged with wheat and dairy? The first randomized, control study of a gluten-free and casein-free diet for autism found that parents reported their kids did significantly better in...
Health & Nutrition

Dietary Placebo Effects in Autism

The original randomized controlled trials of gluten- and casein-free diets may have been complicated by parental expectation bias. My video Are Autism Diet Benefits Just a Placebo Effect? begins with graphs depicting the findings from the first randomized, controlled trial...
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Is the Casein in A2 Milk Healthier?

The casomorphins—breakdown products of casein, a milk protein, with opiate-like activity—in bovine milk appears to have opposite effects than those from human breast milk on infant development, but what about A2 cow’s milk? “One of the main sources of opioid...

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