Why Is Chocolate Good For You?

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?

Simple Steps On How To Detox Your Liver

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

What You Don´t Know About Your Food

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

How I Got A Patient Pregnant

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

How To Take Care Of Your Lungs

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

What Is Food Intolerance?

Around a fifth of the Western Worlds’ population believe that they themselves react to some kind of food. The reasons for food intolerance are many, and vary greatly in severity. I will in this article focus on unraveling various ways someone can react to certain foods, and then what to do about this. Even though … Continue reading What Is Food Intolerance?

Things You Didn’t Know About Turmeric

If you have ever eaten Indian food, I am sure you have encountered this colorful herb in your food. This herb is an extremely colorful root, and if you get it on your fingers, you will have an orange pigment stuck to your skin for days! Traditionally, besides using Turmeric in various cuisines in Asia, … Continue reading Things You Didn’t Know About Turmeric