A Guide to Winter Produce

Has winter weather got you struggling with meal planning to fit in fruits and veggies? There is no question that the summer months produce tons of fresh produce, but the winter months also bring us plenty of seasonal delights. Unless you regularly shop at your local farmer’s market or live in Europe, it can be easy [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:21:26-04:00January 26th, 2016|Food 101|

The World Health Organization Claims Processed Meats to Cause Cancer

Bacon lovers: you may need to sit down for this one. This week, The World Health Organization has officially claimed processed meats, such as hot dogs, sausages, and bacon, to be cancerous. In fact, they were even placed in the same category for cancer risk as tobacco smoking and asbestos. While the International Agency for Research [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:37:19-04:00October 27th, 2015|Food 101|

Kitchen Cures: Foods for Thyroid Function

The thyroid seems to have a snowball effect on almost everything—sluggishness, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, and even down to your quality of life. Everyday I see patients who suffer from a thyroid illness. Whether it is Hashimotos Disease or simply a sluggish thyroid, if your levels are off, you’re off. Thyroid disease encompasses 12% [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:43:27-04:00September 8th, 2015|Food 101|

A Sugar free, Gluten Free, Vegan Holiday Season- A Dr. Taz XMAS Wish List – Part 1

Family gatherings are changing.  I realized this after Thanksgiving when many of my patients and friends described their particular twist on the traditional Thanksgiving feast.  Tofurkey replaced turkey, almond milk became a common substitute for recipes requiring dairy and stevia replaced sugar and high fructose corn syrup.I guess I should be happy.  I have, after [...]

By |2016-08-09T13:11:53-04:00December 26th, 2013|Food 101|

Gluten Intolerance + Celiac Disease= Confusion

We know that gluten intolerance, or an intolerance to barley, wheat, oat and rye, is on the rise. Approximately 1% of North Americans have known celiac disease, while many more appear to be gluten intolerant, suffering in silence. I meet patients everyday, confused by the concept of gluten, gluten intolerance and celiac disease. I understand [...]

By |2016-08-09T15:13:43-04:00June 14th, 2012|Food 101|

Taste Buds 101

Today we’re talking taste buds! Learn all about your taste receptors, how they get out of whack and how to reign them in to work to your advantage.Did you know that there are at least 6 tastes that can be detected by designated receptors in the tongue? […]

By |2016-08-08T23:21:04-04:00October 1st, 2014|Food 101|