Dr. Goodman’s Blog

CT NDs Need Your Help

March 14th, 2017

CT NDs Need Your Help:  Please Contact Your Legislator(s)! Hearing is Monday March 20th   “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”.  That’s certainly the case with the long-overdue revision in the practice law for NDs in Connecticut.  Thanks in no small part to the support of our patients, family and friends, we NDs continue to make progress toward our

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A Review of “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz

March 14th, 2017

In her informative, extremely readable and often exasperating history of how saturated fat came to be demonized and shunted aside in favor of less healthy food choices, Nina Teicholz shows us how dietary orthodoxies are established and research is directed and interpreted to support the status quo, no matter how misguided and inaccurate.  Teicholz also reveals how those who came

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February 7th, 2017

WHY HUNTING AND GATHERING WON’T GET YOU THERE – LESSONS FROM THE HADZA   Hadza men and women burn the same amount of calories as we do Total energy expenditure was compared by lean body mass Conclusion: our bodies adjust to hold on to weight after a certain amount of exercise My take: Eat less, AND eat fewer carbs, while

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Dr. G Testing Metabolic Rate Using The Korr Reevue : Starting the Weight Loss Journey

February 5th, 2017

Are You Tired? You May Be Low in Iron (and Not Know It)

November 13th, 2016

Not a day or two goes by that I don’t discover iron deficiency in my patients.  In many cases, people are tired, depressed, forgetful, out of breath, and don’t know why.  In many cases, all they need to do is take an Iron supplement or add iron-rich foods to their diet.   About 10% of women of reproductive age and

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Mindful Eating Tips: Enjoy the Holidays Without Regret

November 13th, 2016

Many of you who come to me for help losing weight have developed healthy habits of moderation and use My Fitness Pal to keep from going too far off-track.  Still, most of you are justifiably concerned about how you will get through the “Trifecta” of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s without sabotaging the progress you’ve made and the hard work

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You Can Reverse Diabetes, Supplement Spotlight

October 13th, 2016

You CAN Reverse Diabetes, Avoid Surgery and Get Off Medication   Two leaders in the medical weight loss field, Drs. Sara Hallberg and Osama Hamdy, wrote an Op-Ed in the September 10th New York Times entitled “Before You Spend $26,000 on Weight-Loss Surgery, Do This”.  The article makes a strong case for adopting a low carb diet as a way

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Please Join Me At the Second Annual Healthy West Hartford

June 2nd, 2016

We will be raffling off a free Metabolic Test and Nutritional Prescription  

Stopping Emotional Eating: Some Ideas to Help

June 1st, 2016

We all can and do use food to feel better — sometimes.  Food is  more than nutrition; it’s comfort, love, predictability, control.  When we use food to avoid dealing with our responsibilities, our feelings, our fears, we tend to overeat.  This overeating becomes a habit.  As with all habits, this one can be changed.  If you are a chronic emotional

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Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Testing for IBS

May 10th, 2016

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Testing for IBS What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common condition, affecting between 10 and 15% of Americans.  Symptoms range from abdominal pain to diarrhea, constipation or bloating. It is now fairly well established that IBS symptoms can come about from a condition known as Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, or SIBO. What

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