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Plastics and Preterm Labor

At the Brigham in Boston, women were recruited for a prospective, two year study to examine the relationship between ubiquitous plasticizers called pthalates and preterm birth (before 37 weeks).

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Gluten and Mental Health Interview - Podcast

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Jennifer Fugo's Gluten Free School podcast where we discussed the relationship between gluten and mental health, with a focus on women. Check it out!

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Fancy Organic Diets Too Expensive?

When I speak to patients and lecture about the vital importance of whole food based, organic diets, resistance often takes the form of budgetary concerns. We discuss farm to consumer coops, growing...

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New Video! - From Gut to Brain and Back Again

What is the gut-brain connection all about? How and why can our diets, stress, and toxic exposures influence our guts and therefore our mental health?

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Herd Immunity: Fact or Fiction?

I see myself as a protector of women and children, a gatekeeper of sorts. For this reason, I bristle at the tactics of coercion used to move women out of their space of intuitive agency, and into a...

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Can Pharma Improve on Nature? HPV Vaccine vs Natural Infection

Behind every vaccine is an assumption. That HPV causes cervical cancer, that cervical cancer causes death, and that a vaccine can effectively interfere with this linear relationship is the...

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Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet - both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity - can...

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What is Functional Medicine?

I was honored to participate in NYC’s first Functional Forum event, where I had 12 minutes to express my thoughts and feelings about the “future of medicine”. I spoke about...

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Thinking About an Epidural?

I recently explored the lesser known risks of epidural analgesia on The Healthy Home Economist.

In this way, a natural birth is an opportunity for redefinition and reconnection to one’s most...

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Toxic Breastmilk

Here are some of the problems with environmental toxins:

  • They affect different people differently and at varying levels of exposure
  • They persist in the environment long after their initial...
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Where do Vaccines Fit into a Paleo Lifestyle?

Co-written with Sayer Ji, Founder,

Paleo-oriented researchers, foodies, and clinicians seek to honor a wisdom in evolution that has been forsaken in the modern food era.


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3 Ways Sugar Is Ruining Your Mental Health

I’m a very visual person. When I meet a patient who presents with complaints of irritability, anxiety, foggy thinking, fatigue, and insomnia, I visualize something that looks like a concert...

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