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Stay Healthy During Wildfires Oct 12th, 2017

Stay Safe and Healthy During Wild FiresThe wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties are a major concern for all of us. The loss of lives and property will affect many in the 360-MD community and our hearts go out to all those affected.  During this time of poor air quality,...

Healthy Fats Decrease Risk of Heart Attack Jun 29th, 2017

The American Heart Association just issued an advisory this week that replacing artery-clogging saturated fats with healthy vegetable fats can decrease risk of heart disease by as much as 30%.  This is similar to the result as you can expect from taking a statin drug.  So if you want to...

Coconut Oil Not As Healthy As Many Thought For People With High Cholesterol Jun 29th, 2017

My patient read an article on coconut oil today that said coconut oil may not be as healthy as you think and asked me what I thought.http://circa.com/scitech/health/coconut-oil-isnt-as-healthy-as-you-might-thinkMy take: Yes, we've always known coconut oil is high in saturated fat. Some early data suggests that saturated fat may be good for...

Kids in Crisis Radio Show: Dr. Alex Zaphiris Treats Addiction by Healing the Brain May 19th, 2017

Check out my radio show with Beth Greer, an award-winning journalist, green holistic health educator, and impassioned champion of toxin-free living. Learn all about: What is Addiction Medicine?What’s the difference between addiction and self medication?What role does gut health and inflammation play in depression and anxiety?What role does food play?The...

Detoxing Jul 13th, 2016

Spring is in the air. With the new season upon us, there’s a natural impulse to clean the house, open up the windows and let the fresh air in. Following the rhythms of nature, this is a great time of year to clear out the old and make space for...

Benefits of Butter Jul 13th, 2016

Butter has had a bad reputation and today, we’re writing in its favor! We have been lead to believe that butter is a bad source of fat, a fat that will clog our arteries and lead to many other health concerns. But please, rest assured that is not the case....

The Brain Diet Jul 13th, 2016

The brain is one of the body’s most complex and important organs. That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you get older. Researchers from the Rush University Medical Center and the Harvard School of Public Health have found that people who stuck to a diet that included foods...

Preventing Winter Sickness Jul 13th, 2016

With cold and flu season rapidly approaching, it’s a good time of year to think about what you can do to prevent colds and flus in your whole family.If you have gotten the flu in the past, have a new baby at home or older kids who tend to pass...

Say Goodbye to Sugar Cravings Jul 13th, 2016

Do you have an evening sugar craving that just won’t quit? If the answer is yes, don’t fret, you are not alone and we are here to help!The body is smarter that we think. Often times, cravings are a sign that we are not getting enough of something. Sugar cravings...

Recipe with Oats Jul 13th, 2016

In the last blog post we recommended switching to whole grains as a way to help curb sugar cravings. Over the next few posts we will share some whole grain recipes to help you get familiar with a variety of grains.The oat, Avena sativa, is a species of seed cereal grain that originated in...

Recipe with Farro Jul 13th, 2016

Farro is a group of three ancient hulled wheat grains that originated in the Fertile Crescent and includes spelt (Triticum spelta), emmer (Triticum dicoccum), and einkorn(Triticum monococcum). Farro is generally soaked overnight and cooked whole until al dente (soft with a slight crunch), like pasta. Farro, like all cereal grains, contains...

Recipe with Quinoa Jul 13th, 2016

Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), like buckwheat and amaranth, is a gluten-free pseudo-grain, meaning that it’s consumed like a grain (in seed form) but does not belong to a grass family like true cereal grains (i.e., wheat, oats, barley, and rye). Quinoa originated in South America and is closely related to beets,...

Recipe with Buckwheat Jul 13th, 2016

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum), like quinoa and amaranth, is a gluten-free pseudo grain, meaning that it’s consumed like a grain (in seed form) but does not belong to a grass family like true cereal grains (i.e., wheat, oats, barley, and rye). Buckwheat originated in Southeast Asia and is related to sorrel,...

Zika Virus Jul 13th, 2016

Countries and Territories with Active Zika Virus TransmissionQuick update on what you need to know about Zika virus to protect yourself and your family.  Zika virus spreads to people through mosquito bites and in some cases through sexual contact. While the virus poses little risk to most individuals, if you...

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