Monthly Archives: September 2008

55 Healthy & Cheap School Lunch Ideas

by in American Sickcare System, Attention Deficit Disorder, Diet Tips, Kitchen Sink, Pediatrics September 21, 2008

I smelled it in the air the other night. That first cold crisp taste of autumn after a hot summer day. That nervous tension quivering around me. That bustling sensation in the air that can only be caused by millions of children and parents simultaneously scrambling to gather last minute glue sticks, scissors, trapper keepers, […]

Kitchen Table Cliffnotes: The Very First Edition!

by in Fruits and Veggies, Kitchen Sink, Lifestyle Tips, Zen Thinking September 19, 2008

Welcome to my new weekly feature, “Kitchen Table Cliffnotes” designed to teach you everything you need to know about various topics in health, nutrition, disease prevention, and personal development in just TWO SENTENCES OR LESS! This idea was born recently upon the request of my brother-in-law as he is busy working all the time and […]

Olive Oil: New Research Shows it Prevents DNA Damage

by in American Sickcare System, Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidants, Heart Disease, Kitchen Sink, Olive Oil, Omega-6 Oils, Preventative Medicine, Research September 18, 2008

Wow! Olive oil prevents DNA damage, how exciting. Why should we care about this? Because DNA damage caused by inflammation is essentially the biochemical mother of all disease. In an article recently published in the August 2008 “Journal of American Nutrition”, researchers concluded that olive oil likely prevents cancer and aging by protecting DNA from […]

Vegetarian Protein: Not just for Vegetarians

by in ADHD, Anti-Aging, Anti-Inflammatory, Anxiety, Diabetes, Diet Tips, Kitchen Sink, Nuts, Protein, Reader Questions, Vegetarian September 18, 2008

Hi Dr. Nicole, I would like to start eating more vegetable proteins and less meat, but am not sure how to do so healthfully.  Do you have any suggestions? Eating vegetarian sources of protein at each meal is beneficial to both omnivores and vegetarians alike. Moving towards more of a plant based diet will aid […]

Resources and Self Help for Multiple Sclerosis

by in Autoimmune Diseases, Multiple Sclerosis September 11, 2008

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune condition that attacks the central nervous system. The attack of the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibers (pictured) results in the sclerotic plaques that cause nervous system dysfunction. Without this sheath functioning properly the nervous system is not able to quickly send the electrical impulses that control bodily functions. Resources […]

How Can I Get Enough Calories On the Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

by in Anti-Inflammatory, Kitchen Sink, Reader Questions, Weight Gain September 11, 2008

Question: I’ve started the “Anti-inflammatory Diet” because I’m in a LOT of pain all the time. It is to be expected because there is a family history of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I’m sure I’ve exacerbated it further with contact sports, and a 13 year career in roofing construction. That being said, I can’t stop working, obviously. […]