Is Thyroid Function Affected by Food?

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For many years now, a theory has been circulating that links certain foods with low thyroid hormone levels. I’ve been asked about this link on several occasions by patients on thyroid medication. The theory states that, in those with pre-existing thyroid dysfunction, certain foods cause a shift downwards in thyroid levels by being goitrogenic. What […]

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Pretty-Please Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas lay in a white bowl, against a simple, white background

Our good friend, Eliran Arazi, not only treats us to amazing vegetarian meals in his home, but is now also wowing all of NYC with his new vegan eatery in Manhattan’s Union Square, called V-Burger, where he serves up ‘burgers’ fast-food style. Only these burgers are 100% vegan and 100% delicious. We were over at […]

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Artery-Appeasing Arugula Side Salad

top view of my colorful arugula salad. You can see the beets, and tomatoes peeking through the arugula leaves.

Health Benefits of Arugula Arugula’s benefits are vast, ranging from its vitamins and minerals, to its low caloric content, aiding in weight loss and fitness attainment. Studies have found that vitamin A and flavonoid compounds in green leafy vegetables like arugula help to protect us from skin, lung and oral cavity cancers. Studies such as this […]

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Cookie Insomnia

Cookie Insomnia, occurred after the ingestion of multiple Moroccan-style cookies at a friend's! The story..

Can sugar cause insomnia? You betcha. I paid the price for this one night at a friend’s, when served some deliciously sleep-depriving Moroccan treats. The following is how things went down. We were at a friend’s house on Saturday night, when I started feeling hungry. It had been an hour or so since we finished […]

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