… when you go to the ER, you might just end up getting admitted to the hospital, and if that happens, you are going to wish you had a few key items with you.
Luteolin for post-COVID brain fog?
Luteolin is a naturally-occurring flavonoid from colorful plants, and is known to be a natural mast cell stabilizer. A new study out by Dr. Theo Theoharides and team suggests it may help brain fog in patients with long COVID. His luteolin supplement is available from Algonot.com and his article is here.
Quercetin and Luteolin as Endocrine Disruptors
Patients with MCAS often take the supplements quercetin and/or luteolin, which have been shown to help stabilize mast cells. Quercetin and luteolin are flavonoids, natural compounds found in many different plant foods. I have often used these supplements, favoring the brand Algonot, because it was formulated by the great mast cell researcher Dr. Theo Theoharides.… Continue reading Quercetin and Luteolin as Endocrine Disruptors
Healthy Yummy Thanksgiving Treats
Thanksgiving is one of the easier holidays to keep healthy, so long as you plan ahead. Here are some festive, delicious, healthier menu ideas: Toasted pumpkin seeds, sprinkled on a salad, perhaps with pomegranate seeds or sliced pear and lowfat feta cheese Steamed green beans with garlic, toasted sesame oil, tamari sauce and toasted sesame… Continue reading Healthy Yummy Thanksgiving Treats
Healthier Halloween, Part 2
Halloween forces the question: Is the occasional sugar indulgence a harmless tradition or a foolish assault on your health? That may sound overly dramatic--and goodness knows many of us have survived our share of sugar binges--but the latest research on sugar is pretty damning. So here are some ways to minimize sugar's effects: If you're… Continue reading Healthier Halloween, Part 2
Smarter Halloween Treats, Part 1
Happy almost-Halloween! Before you dive into the Halloween candy, consider these spooky findings: Sugar is addictive. Every time you eat candy, you strengthen the addiction, making cravings stronger and making it harder to quit. Sugar depresses mood, after the brief high. It's like borrowing happiness from the future, which you'll have to pay back with… Continue reading Smarter Halloween Treats, Part 1
Four ways to boost willpower
Want more willpower? Of course you do! Here are 4 ways to get more, according to Stanford health psychologist Kelly McGonigal: 1. Get more sleep. Sleep helps you maintain the brain chemistry needed for good willpower, by helping the prefrontal cortex stay strong and engaged. 8 hours is enough for most people and 6 hours… Continue reading Four ways to boost willpower
Limit seafood to 12oz per week
Many of us try to eat lots of seafood expressly to be more healthy. The FDA used to recommend that most adults eat at least 8oz per week...implying the more the better. Not any more. Although they still recommend eating 8oz per week for its benefits to heart and brain health, they now recommend limiting… Continue reading Limit seafood to 12oz per week
New tool for avoiding contaminants in drinking water
First the bad news: Data recently compiled by the Environmental Working Group shows that the vast majority of American drinking water supplies have issues with contaminants. Out of 50,000 utilities studies, 40,000 tested positive for cancer-causing chemicals and 19,000 had lead levels high enough to potentially harm children. That's depressing... But now for the good… Continue reading New tool for avoiding contaminants in drinking water
Why NOW is the easiest time to give up sugar
If all the latest reports of how sugar is truly addictive, feeds cancer cells, raises cholesterol, inflammation and risk of depression--just to name a few--has you thinking you need to ditch it once and for all, then consider doing it NOW. Here's why THIS IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR to get off sugar with… Continue reading Why NOW is the easiest time to give up sugar