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Is Maca Root Healthy for All Women?

Is Maca Root Healthy for All Women
Maca root (also considered a tuber) is indigenous to Peru, and has been used for centuries for its purported healing properties, including balancing women’s hormone imbalances. However, maca root is not right for all women, despite the mainstream hype that it’s a universal superfood-extraordinaire everyone should be popping as a...
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The Three Kinds of Thyroid Problems

The Three Kinds of Thyroid Imbalances
Sadly, oversimplified diagnosis of thyroid problems is the norm not the exception, whereby several varieties are lumped into the black-or-white categories of low-functioning thyroid (hypothyroid) or high-functioning thyroid (hyperthyroid). In reality, there are three kinds of thyroid problems. To boot, the thyroid is never the cause of thyroid...
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7 Hidden Things Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar Levels

7 Hidden Things Sabotaging Your Blood Sugar Levels
You’re doing everything right. You’re limiting sugar and excess starch. You’re eating all the most blood sugar stabilizing foods. You’re not scared to eat fat. You look to fat and protein for blood sugar stability. You don’t subscribe to the hype that whole grains are chock full of fiber (they’re not) and...
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Privilege, Self-Awareness and Personal Health

We as a species, society, and culture have arrived at a critical mass point in history, wherein we can no longer look away from the discussion of privilege and imbalanced dynamics of power. We have to talk about it. Believe it or not, the discussion of privilege is closely related to the discussion of cultivating […]
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The Unexpected Superfood

Superfood. The word is all the rage these days.  Superfoods hold the promise of enhanced energy and libido, anti-aging, disease-prevention, antioxidant power, increased cognitive function. The list goes on. We want superfoods. We want them daily. And we’re willing to pay a pretty penny for them.  I won’t lie: the word superfood...
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Depression Did Not Cause Robin Williams’s Suicide

Last Friday, July 21st, was Robin Williams’s birthday. I found Williams to be such a beautiful person. His expansive body of work, and the dynamism and humanity of his interviews were fixtures in my life since childhood and deeply moved me. As did news of his 2014 suicide that was widely attributed to depression. I […]
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Dissociation, the Downside to Coconut Flour, and Mastering Your Food

In the last two weeks, I’ve shared two recipes that use coconut flour–one for Coconut Flour Pancakes, another for Healthy Fried Chicken Strips. Still, I don’t think you should regularly eat coconut flour. There are actually times when it’s not a good idea to have it. And the frequency it should be eaten will vary from...
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