Have you ever eaten a canola plant? I didn’t think so. So what is this canola oil that we are eating? The word canola originated from “Canadian oil”. Canola was bred from the Rapeseed plant by crossing with other plants in order to reduce a toxic component, erudic acid, that was not safe to consume.
I borrowed the title quote from David Perlmutter, MD, a neurologist and expert on the role of nutrition in brain health and neurological disease. Like cholesterol, fat has been vilified by the media for decades (if you missed it, read last week’s blog “Cholesterol is a good thing”). One of the biggest health misconceptions is that
Forget everything you have ever heard about cholesterol and let me give you some facts: Here are some reasons why cholesterol is good: Cholesterol is a building block of every cell in your body. Cholesterol is important for your brain function. Cholesterol is the building block for hormones like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone and DHEA. Vitamin
Food is the original and most powerful form of medicine. Unfortunately, with the advent of modern, westernized medicine, we have completely lost touch with the medicinal power of food. When I went to medical school 20 years ago, nutrition was taught in ONE half day lecture. I am told things have not changed much since
I spent an incredible past week with over 300 physicians and health care providers who recognize that medicine today is going in the wrong direction. If we don’t change our approach, we will continue on a path towards more and more chronic disease. The meeting was the Institute for Functional Medicine’s (IFM) course Applying Functional