A fever response to a virus or bacteria is a sign of a strong and healthy immune system. In my practice, the sickest people are the ones who claimed to never get sick and there are many studies proving the importance of fevers. There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them.
There is a current concept and practice in Western medicine that fevers are harmful, and the practice is to quell them. This may sound odd – but I’m always excited when a patient reports having a fever because I know a secret that your doctor and the media probably is not telling you. I’m going to let you in on it today!
In order to not overwhelm my faithful followers, and to allow you time to focus and think about each one, I have broken this blog into 3 essential parts. Here are the final “arguments” and an important personal story with science-based reasons for not maintaining an extreme diet and finding balance in a variety of healthy foods.
As I promised last week, there are several arguments that support my decision to not be a food extremist – this week I will detail the first four reasons supported by science on why humans should eat a balanced diet and why we need more than just plants as nutrition.
I used to be a food extremist, and in a few ways, some may still label me as such, but I rely heavily on science to back up my choices. I’ve done almost every fad diet, nutrition plan and way of eating over the last 30 years of my life, so I’ve been there, eaten that!
Did you find yourself dreading the holidays? Do you fight off depression during the winter months when it can be dark, cold, grey, dreary – and stressful? The good news is that by choosing the right foods, you can eat your way into a better mood. “Mood foods” increase your levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter found naturally in the brain, bowels, and blood platelets. Serotonin, among other things, contributes to feelings of happiness, relaxation, and general well-being.