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Prescription Rights for Naturopathic Physicians in CT: The Time is Now!

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Plan Your Meals — An Idea Whose Time Has Come ( A While Ago!)

Daily Food for the Spirit — February 23 http://conta.cc/17p9eO9 Daily Food for the Spirit — February 23 conta.cc It never gets old.  You can use the food guidelines in my handout and your calorie goals to make your own, try Primal Blueprint’s Plans, or use emeals’ Paleo Plan.

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EATING FIBER (INSTEAD OF EMPTY CALORIES) HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT

EATING FIBER INSTEAD OF EMPTY CALORIES HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT Yep, that’s about right, according to a new study published in the latest edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine. 240 adults with pre-diabetes (metabolic syndrome) were put in two groups: one group ate at least 30 grams of fiber a day FROM FOOD (not metamucil) and otherwise whatever else

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DR. GOODMAN’S DAILY FOOD FOR THE SPIRIT

  Daily Food for the Spirit — February 17  “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.”   ~

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NEW DIETARY GUIDELINES STILL MISSING THE MARK

The soon-to-be-published dietary guidelines put out by the US Dept of Agriculture’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will finally stop telling Americans that eggs and shellfish are bad for you. “It’s the right decision,” Dr. Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, told USA Today. For years, “we got the dietary guidelines wrong. They’ve been wrong for decades.”

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LIKE GUACAMOLE? YOU’LL LOVE THIS!

Guacamole is one of my favorite dishes.  Simple and easy to make, healthy, balanced, satisfying and delicious.  I can be lazy and buy from Trader Joe’s or another store’s pre-made or, as on a snowy day like today, I can make a nice batch with my 13 year-old daughter who is coming around to sharing my affection for this dish.

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SUPPLEMENT SPOTLIGHT: FIGHTING INSULIN RESISTANCE NATURALLY

  Supplement Spotlight:  Lowering Insulin with Bitter Melon and/or Berberine What’s insulin and why should I lower it?   Insulin is a culprit in many disease plaguing us today. Made in the pancreas, insulin is pumped into the blood to move sugar into our cells.  The less sugar we eat, the less insulin we make.  The longer we eat diets

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NOT The Answer to Obesity: Why Implantable Devices Won’t Solve the Problem

Here’s a link to an excellent article and cautionary tale written by my colleague and mentor Dr. David Katz about a recently approved technology to control eating: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/2015/01/26/diseases-devices-and-delusions

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Your Help is Needed — Support CT NDs as we Seek to Update Our Practice Law

My Urgent Appeal to You: Support Naturopathic Medicine! Where We Stand Last year the State Legislature passed and the governor signed a Naturopathic practice law with updated language, replacing an archaic document from the 1920s.  While an improvement, this step represents only the beginning of a much-needed and long-overdue adjustment of Connecticut’s practice law for Naturopathic Physicians (NDs). In states

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Supplement Spotlight: Glutamine

Glutamine, often sold as L-Glutamine (same thing), is an amino acid which I have prescribed a lot over the years for several uses.  Glutamine is an important fuel for rapidly dividing cells in the intestine and nervous system.  For this reason, I recommend it for people getting radiation or chemotherapy, and for people with compromised intestinal integrity or “leaky gut”

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