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Gluten and Gut Bugs

Biochemical individuality is the event horizon of modern medicine.  Our desire to reduce health to heredity and “what we’re born with” has been challenged by the myriad...

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Vitamin D for Pregnancy Depression

Vitamin D’s role in mental health may represent its pivotal position as a neuroimmune hormonal messenger. Some clinicians, including myself, question the cause of epidemic levels of ...

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Toxicity of Monsanto's Roundup: Beyond Glyphosate

There are many shortcomings of modern toxicology research. In the realm of persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides and herbicides, testing only the active ingredient or "AP" may leave...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding Depend on Weaning Diet

Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, a study by Paneau et al  supports the role of early childhood diet in perpetuating the benefits of breast feeding into adulthood.  In this cohort,...

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Monsanto's Roundup in Breastmilk

Monsanto has told us not to worry, before. The deleterious effects of DDT, Agent Orange, and PCBs were only acknowledged after decades of accumulated evidence of irreversible danger to human lives....

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Methylation and Schizophrenia: The Role of B Vitamins

Schizophrenia is typically characterized by negative symptoms including apathy and impaired executive function while positive symptoms refer to delusions and hallucinations. Appreciating the role...

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Gluten Got Your Baby? Gluten Causing Infertility

There are few anxiety triggers as provocative as the primal desire to conceive. To experience that drive, and to be thwarted by seemingly uncontrollable and unidentifiable factors is maddening....

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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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