Last month, I was heading to the airport and my taxi hit a severe spot of traffic. My mind was entirely focused on making my flight, and I imagined the upset faces of my family members should I have missed my cousin’s wedding! As I raced out of the taxi upon arriving to the terminal, … Continue reading How I Survived Without A Cell Phone In New York…For Over A Month
First, a little history lesson. The Latin name for chocolate, Theobroma cacao, was first named by the famous botanist Carl von Linné. Theobroma literally translates as food for the gods, while cacao is similar to the names the people of Mesoamerica were using, such as ka-kaw. According to anthropologists, cacao was first used about four … Continue reading Why Is Chocolate Good For You?
In recent times this tea has by far become my favorite tea. The reason for this is the fact that this green, delicious drink contain rich amounts of antioxidants and other healthy nutrients, far more than any other tea. While feeling invigorated, it also gives a great sense of peace. In Matcha tea, we actually … Continue reading Drink Tea Like A Zen Master
Is there one organ I am thankful of, it is the liver. The more you study the liver, the more you will realize its remarkable abilities. Did you know that if you cut away 80 % of the liver, it would regenerate itself back to its original size! That is because the liver cells have … Continue reading Simple Steps On How To Detox Your Liver
The other day I saw the movie, "What the Health". This film, like many before it, lays out a case for following a vegan-focused diet, while showcasing the negative aspects of dairy and meat consumption. I have heard all of these arguments many times before, particularly after attending a three weeks "Life Transformation Program" at … Continue reading What You Don´t Know About Your Food
I know what you are thinking, and that´s not what I mean... Let´s take this story back a few years. I was working at the Functional Medicine Center, housed in an 19th century building in Oslo. Rustic and an emblem of Norwegian history, here, I often found myself reflecting on new versus old practices of … Continue reading How I Got A Patient Pregnant
We expose our lungs to constant strain, especially if we live in big cities. I remember in med school how I looked at lungs of people living in congested parts of the city (such as London when the air was filled with smog), and was horrified by the amount of soot accumulated in the tissue … Continue reading How To Take Care Of Your Lungs