Kelly Dorfman is a licensed clinical nutritionist and author of the award winning book, "Cure Your Child With Food" (Workman 2013).
Kelly Dorfman, M.S., L.D.N. is a licensed clinical nutritionist specializing in targeted nutrition therapy for complex medical conditions. She is a popular workshop leader who has been featured on CNN and Fox News. Her award winning book, ‘Cure Your Child with Food?”(Workman 2013) has been translated into seven languages and is available as an audiobook.
Nutritional lithium shows some promise for preventing Alzheimer's disease. Since we have got nothing when it comes to treatment, now might be the time to think about prevention steps. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21525519
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Br J Psychiatry. 2011 May;198(5):351-6. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.080044. Randomized Controlled Trial
There is a lot of debate about the amount and type of meat that should be included in a healthy diet. Some say none, others say plenty but skip the carbs. Despite the hundreds of thousands of words written on this subject and voluminous 'research', I could not find a single study comparing diets made up of different quality of meat. Not type (red vs. white) or quantity, but diet and lifestyle quality of the animals we depend on for food. A results of a diet full of factory raised and processed chickens and pork might differ dramatically from those of humanely raised and organically fed animals. We can't prove it but it is kinder for everyone, makes sense and to quote a frequently used trope by comedian Bill Maher, "I just know that it is true".
theatlantic.com Spain's stress-free Ibérico pigs produce healthier, tastier ham—and modern food science explains why
If you have had skin cancer, vitamin B3 (niacinamide) may prevent recurrence. Niacinamide helps repair DNA damage caused by UV light and reduces UV-related inflammation according to a recent review paper. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4570055/
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov The prevention of common skin cancers and precancers is possible by taking an inexpensive, widely available, oral pill twice daily. The pill—the vitamin B3 supplement called nicotinamide—cut the rate of new squamous-cell and basal-cell skin cancers by 23% compared with placebo after 1 year among...
Propionate, a common mold inhibitor and anti-browning additive found in bread, pizza, cereals, cheese spreads and many other processed foods increases insulin levels and risk toward obesity. The less processed food, the better. https://www.livescience.com/65313-propionate-tied-to-insulin-resistance.html
livescience.com A common food additive called propionate could alter metabolism in ways that could increase the risk of diabetes, a preliminary study suggests.
Google is censoring alternative and functional medicine information in favor of pharmaceutical sponsored information. Consider Bing, DuckDuckGo or other search engines. https://www.healthnutnews.com/every-minute-70000-people-search-google-for-health-questions/
healthnutnews.com Many health websites have been buried by a new Google algorithm update. Natural health options are out there, but not if you use Google.
Bad yeast problems in adults now sometimes diagnosed as auto-brewery syndrome. Kids can generate alcohol, too but unfortunately are usually given mental health diagnoses instead. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/health/beer-stomach-autobrewery-syndrome-trnd/index.html
cnn.com The man, whose case was reported in a recent study, had a rarely diagnosed medical condition called auto-brewery syndrome, also known as gut fermentation syndrome.
Attention liquid phosphatidyl choline users! Nutrasal has come out with a tasty version of phos choline. You need to use one tablespoon to get the same dosage as one tsp. of the yucky tasting liquid but if you are having trouble getting it in, check it out. At the moment, it is only available at their website: https://www.nutrasal.com/PhosChol-Kids-p/phoskids-8.htm
nutrasal.com Doctor Recommended PhosChol is 100 percent pure Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC). Pharmaceutical Grade - There are no other products on the market as pure or as effective. PhosChol is the holistic and physiological way to optimal health and wellness
In response to those now wondering about plastic coffee pods....one word: polystyrene
motherjones.com 100 percent convenient. 5 percent recyclable.
Are you getting a few billion itty bitty pieces of plastic with your fortifying cup of tea? Make sure your tea bag is not made of plastic. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/09/26/fancy-tea-bags-release-billions-of-microplastics-into-each-cup/#.XbD5USV7mMI
blogs.discovermagazine.com Researchers find that steeping a single plastic mesh tea bag releases billions of microplastics and even smaller nanoplastics into your beverage.
Calling all garden/organic food nerds and environmentalists! One more day to watch the fascinating documentary, 'The Need to Grow,' for free! Finally, a conversation about doable solutions to climate issues rather than all the dire warnings. Must see.https://grow.foodrevolution.org/screening/
grow.foodrevolution.org The Need To GROW is an award-winning documentary, narrated by Rosario Dawson, focused on cutting-edge solutions to build a new food ecosystem and regenerate our planet's dying soils. Celebrate its worldwide release, for a VERY LIMITED TIME, for no charge!
Paw paws, a fruit originally from the south are now growing further north. They taste like creamy mangos. The paw paw festival in Frederick, Maryland every September celebrates this soft fruit you basically have to grow if you want to eat it. (Not available at Whole Foods or Safeway.)
Allergic reactions to the popular (but not healthy) Impossible Burger could be from GMO soy and strange soy by-products. #notahealthfood https://www.ecowatch.com/gmo-impossible-burger-2638941913.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1
ecowatch.com The Impossible Burger is manufactured from two different methods of genetically engineering soy products. This "impossible in nature" union is neither healthier nor more environmentally friendly than other kinds of non-meat burgers. While Impossible Foods, the company behind the Impossible Burger, h...
The death rate among those getting the HPV vaccine is 5 times higher than the death rate from cervical cancer in areas of the world with the highest death rates from this disease. Time to challenge this questionable vaccine. For more information check out the new book: The HPV Vaccine on Trial. https://www.hpvvaccineontrial.com/
No-surprise reason food policies rarely do much of anything to help consumers. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/health/ilsi-food-policy-india-brazil-china.html
nytimes.com The International Life Sciences Institute, with branches in 17 countries, is funded by giants of the food and drug industries.
Prozac (fluoxetine)alters gut flora, at least in mice. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41564-019-0540-4.epdf?author_access_token=wzDQ_ralHFjJmK8yhCHYqdRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0MAnogAKs4h3zpZWRSSILoleDh0bWHmbHQ8IwOMaLKUfar31fT9mLf_1bghXFYtiJEC5DAshQK7JFvJ8ZjP0CFZOGzG52HDDvrwKfy6iKjcsg%3D%3D
nature.com The gut microbiota regulates levels of serotonin (5-HT) in the gut, affecting the mammalian nervous system. But does 5-HT affect the microbiota? Here, it is shown to increase the relative abundance of spore-forming members of the gut microbiota and enhance mouse colonization by Turicibacter sanguini...
My online course on supporting the biochemistry of behavior, cognition and development through the Maude LeRoux Academy is now available for self-study. https://maudeleroux.com/shop/nutrition-strategies-support-biochemistry-behavior-cognition-development/
maudeleroux.com This 5 session recorded course is designed to help medical professionals, teachers and caretakers help children reach their full potential by identifying those who could benefit from nutrition intervention. Children can be eating foods that interfere with development or be missing nutrients needed t...
I was asked by a journalist to comment on man-boobs, of all things. https://www.askmen.com/food_booze/booze/are-ipas-giving-you-man-boobs-an-investigation.html
askmen.com Your favorite beers might be responsible for some embarrassing fat accumulation.
The active ingredient in Round Up is glyphosate. Many commercial breakfast cereals and wheat products like bread and cookies are contaminated with this herbicide. If you are having tummy aches, excessive gas, joint pain or one of the many other possible gluten intolerant symptoms try consuming only products made from organic grains and monitor your symptoms. #glutenfree #gluten #glutenfreevegan #nutritionists #gastritis #jointpain #ibs #nutrition #guthealth #healthyfood #eatorganic #organicwheat #organicfood #nutritionist #microbiomehealth
One way I use elderberries at home (from my big elderberry plant) is to make fruit leather for the grandkids. Delicious way to keep them healthy when they visit. Elderberries do wonders for your immune system. #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #immunebooster #immunesupport #elderberry #elderberrysyrup #nutrition #nutritionist #nutritionformindandmood #healthykidsfood #eatorganic #wholefoods
A healthy diet is the foundation of a happy life but only the beginning of that journey. #nutrition #nutritionist #quotes #quotestoliveby #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #happiness #happinessquotes #happinessbegins #consciousness
It is elderberry season and I have been busy making syrup. If you are lucky enough to have a source of elderberries, here is how it is done.
Feeling down? Try some kindness towards others. A small study found loving thoughts projected outward is a mood lifter. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190327112705.htm
sciencedaily.com We all have a remedy -- a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate -- for lifting our spirits when we're in a bad mood. Rather than focusing on ways to make ourselves feel better, a team of researchers suggests wishing others well.
Allergic reaction? Check your medicines. A recent study of over 42,000 prescription meds found 93% contained ingredients that were potentially reactive to some people. https://medicaldailyjournal.com/2019/03/15/93-percent-of-medications-contain-potential-allergens/
medicaldailyjournal.com Alongside the active components in medicines, there is almost always a list of other ingredients. Manufacturers add these inactive components for a number of reasons. For instance, they might make the drug more easy to absorb or stabilize the compound. Or, they could simply enhance the way the produ...
Sometimes there really is a conspiracy. Lyme's disease explained? https://news.yahoo.com/us-military-chiefs-ordered-reveal-110436235.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=ma
news.yahoo.com US lawmakers have voted to demand the Pentagon discloses whether it conducted experiments to “weaponise” disease-carrying ticks – and whether any such insects were let loose outside the lab.A bill passed in the House of Representatives requires the Defence Department’s inspector general to i...
Are there endocrine disruptors in your sunscreen? Avoid those with oxybenzone, a popular ingredient for over 30 years that not only destroys coral reefs but may also be tough on your hormones. https://www.kitchenstewardship.com/sunscreen-endocrine-disrupting-fda-removing-grase-status-oxybenzone/
kitchenstewardship.com Parents who want grandkids should no longer use sunscreens containing oxybenzone, octocrylene and octinoxate on children - these endocrine disruptors are likely losing their GRASE status from the FDA and have been proven to absorb at greater rates than previously expected. They impact fertility and....
More GMOs on the way. #buyerbeware https://www.worldhealth.net/news/executive-order-signed-streamline-approval-gmos/
worldhealth.net GMOs and related substances have been pushed heavily by the industry. Now to the frustration of health conscious Americans the president has just signed an executive order to streamline approval of GMOs.
Medical money saving tip of the month: Check what you are paying for medications against prices at a certified Canadian pharmacy. (www.cipa.com) It is a little more trouble but you can get brand name medications and often choose their source (Canada vs. India or China). Brand name medicine can be available for close to co-pays for generic medicine here or the medicine could just be half price or less.
cipa.com CIPA is a online pharmacy verification and certification service. Since 2002 CIPA has continued to verify and certify safe pharmacies in Canada and around the world.
Part of the reason for rising health care costs may be that a few companies now monopolize the industry. For example, one company controls 64% of the market for syringes. https://www.axios.com/health-care-costs-monopolies-competition-hospitals-9839f396-c95d-4792-b106-663a727ef1f4.html
axios.com Markets are consolidating out in the open and behind the scenes.
Generic drugs pose undisclosed risks. A must-listen podcast below on Fresh Air
or read journalist Katherine Eban's new book: Bottle of Lies.
npr.org Hear the Fresh Air program for May 16, 2019
Excellent overview article on CBD: its history, promise and challenges. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/14/magazine/cbd-cannabis-cure.html
nytimes.com How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all.
Thought-provoking story about the two sides of the food revolution.https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/06/eat-food-all-the-time-mostly-junk/588052/
theatlantic.com How the “food revolution” turned us into snackers, guaranteeing the demise of healthy home cooking
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To be healthy, you can't just avoid the bad stuff a worldwide study found.
cnn.com Poor diet is the top risk for death and disability around the world, according to a new 27-year global study of 195 nations.
The slippery slope of labels and medication...a cautionary tale. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/the-challenge-of-going-off-psychiatric-drugs
newyorker.com Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it’s time to stop?
Now that a prescription version of fish oil is available, suddenly research finds prescription level fish oil really does prevent heart disease. The REDUCE-IT trial found those taking the fish oil 'drug' were 25% less likely to die from heart disease or have a heart attack, stroke or unstable angina. Luckily, the same level of fish oil is still available OTC. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1812792
nejm.org Original Article from The New England Journal of Medicine — Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia
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