“Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” -Michael Pollan This is the advice most of us know to be true — that if we eat our veggies, and lots of them, we will be healthier… right? I always thought so, until I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid. I read a […]
Esther Blum is an Integrative Dietitian and High Performance Coach who has helped thousands of women permanently lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. You may have seen her on Dr. Oz, The Today Show, or Fox News Live. She is also the bestselling author of Cavewomen […]
Nettle is one of my favorite herbs. Also called “stinging nettle,” it is packed with nutrients and is even one of the ingredients in my homemade pregnancy tea. Stinging nettle benefits go far beyond pregnancy though. What Is Nettle? Nettle (Urtica dioica) is also known as stinging nettle, common nettle, and garden nettle. It is […]
In assessing the validity of medical trials, an inactive control, or placebo, is considered essential in producing high-quality evidence. Randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are, in fact, considered to be the “gold standard,” as good as it gets in terms of epidemiologic studies.1 The assumption here is that the placebo is inert, i.e., is a substance […]
Promises, promises, promises. The toxic world of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and industrial agriculture is built on false promises. For nearly 30 years we have been listening to the propaganda of the big biotech companies like Monsanto/Bayer, Syngenta, DuPont/Pioneer, BASF and others about how genetic engineering will transform farming and food production. We’ve heard how […]
Business Insider1 reports that the beauty industry reached a value of $532 billion in 2019 and is projected to rapidly rise in the coming years. Cosmetics and personal care products are benefiting from social media, targeted pricing and companies that are aiming at sustainable alternatives demanded by consumers. In other words, it’s big business. Women […]
The struggle with weight gain and obesity is a common and costly health issue, leading to an increase in risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and cancer, just to name a few.1 Obese individuals also have substantially higher medical expenses and indirect costs associated with lost productivity, transportation and premature mortality, and obesity is […]
But bereaved people with the most serious form of skin cancer were 17% more likely to die from it than others.
Having a BMI (body mass index — an estimate of body fat based on height and weight) above the range that’s considered healthy (21-25) during middle to late adulthood was associated with the highest risk for advanced prostate cancer.
The keto diet has been sweeping the health world for quite a while now, but I still get so many questions about whether this high fat, low carb diet approach is really healthy for women. Lucky for us, I’m here now with one of the top experts in the world on the topic, whose research […]