Anti-inflammatory vs. Pro-inflammatory Foods

I treat pain all the time with acupuncture and herbs and it generally responds very well.  When I have a particularly tough case, however, I ask my patient, “are you aware of the connection between diet, inflammation and pain?”  And the answers I get probably won’t surprise you.  The majority of people are totally misinformed about the link between what they eat and their stubborn low back pain, tense shoulders or achy knees. While... Read More

Nutritional Advice Series: Choose Your Food Wisely – Carbohydrates/Starches/Sugars

Carbohydrates, starches and sugars are all one in the same.  A sugar is a simple, small molecule which is more quickly absorbed, and a starch is a longer chain of sugars that takes a bit more work to break down but still has the same effect on the body.  Carbohydrate is an umbrella term for both. Carbohydrates play an important role in our diet and metabolism because they supply a quick and easy way for our body to get energy.  The problem with... Read More