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Farmers’ Market Shopping

This is the time of year to visit a Farmers’ Market.  Here is a rough schedule of some of what is ripe and available at different times in the summer. May: Oranges, Summer squash, Broccoli, Broccollini, Kale, Swiss Chard, Onions, … Continue reading

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Probiotics: They are NOT Created Equal

Our large intestine (colon), in a healthy state,  has zillions of microorganisms living and thriving in it. Some estimates say that stool is made up of 90% dead microorganisms and sloughed intestinal cells and only 10% undigested fiber and food … Continue reading

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Diarrhea: How to Get Help From Diet

Diarrhea is not a subject most people like to talk about–but I talk to people about it all the time in my practice. When people have diarrhea, it is sometimes hard for them to find useful help. Since dietary choices … Continue reading

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Nausea: How to Minimize and Treat It

Nausea: Sometimes Hard to Treat Nausea can be due to a lot of different metabolic problems, often having something to do with the gastrointestinal tract, but not always. Chronic nausea is most likely to occur between the ages of 15 … Continue reading

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Protein Quality of Foods

The quality of a protein refers to its amino acid content. Specifically, how well will a protein source meet my needs for essential amino acids, the ones that my body cannot make itself. When we eat the muscle, tissue, eggs … Continue reading

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Carbohydrates and Diabetics

This is a link to an article I wrote recently for the physician members of the Marin Medical Society. It tries to help explain how much carbohydrate should be eaten by people–both by diabetics and by non-diabetics. These days there … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles: and Low Sodium!

Working on it–recipe and text soon.

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