Entries by Marlene

Is Coconut Oil Healthy After All?

The recent American Heart Association recommendations on saturated fats ripped through the news headlines like a hot knife through butter: “Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy; It’s Never Been Healthy”. In the moments and days to follow, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets were ablaze with heated debate over American favorite “alternative” oil. At the clinic, […]

Weighing in On Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis—Hype or Silent Epidemic?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, has become the “disease du jour” for good reason…thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s and its close relatives: hypo and hyperthyroidism, are rampant in the United States population, particularly for women, and are highly under-diagnosed by conventional medicine. What’s worse, if you’re “lucky” enough […]

Is Dairy a Health Food…or not?

So what’s the deal with dairy? Ten years ago any integrative health expert worth their salt would have told you to stay away from the ”mucus-producing” stuff. But these days, dairy is making a comeback. Studies have surfaced linking dairy consumption, specifically raw dairy consumption, with increased immunity and reduced allergies1. Farmer’s markets, natural foods […]