Archive for Food Connections

Dr. Joe’s Ginger Tea

Here’s a simple formula to make Ginger Tea.

Ginger Tea.
Use all organic ingredients if at all possible for best results.

Two Simple Ingredients:

  • 1 large piece of ginger root (about the size of your hand)
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  • Lemon juice

To prepare ginger tea:
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Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Pain Management

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Can What You Eat Determine How Much Pain You Feel?

Omega 3 fatty acidsIt is well documented that what you eat can determine how healthy or unhealthy you are. However, can what you eat determine how much pain you feel when the body is injured? Certain foods will facilitate the healing process and other foods can actually exacerbate a painful condition. One of the foods that, in large doses, eventually will break down into a component known as Prostaglandin E2 is Omega 6 fatty acid.

Omega 6 fatty acids are one of the essential fatty acids. They are necessary for normal hormone production and proper cellular function. Another essential fatty acid is known as Omega 3. The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids should be 1:1. Even if your consumption of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fax Acids goes as high as 4:1, it can still be considered a safe range. However, the average American has as high as a 40:1 ratio. Read More→

Pain Management – Dietary treatments

Pain ManagementPain management and your diet.

This may come as a shock to many of you. If you suffer from pain, any pain, what you eat may be making the pain worse! In my many years of practice I have seen patients with pain that was difficult to manage with conventional methods improve dramatically when we made some simple changes in their diets. Certain foods are considered excitotoxins, this means that they will excite the nervous system. An excited nervous system can cause nerves to send more impulses to the brain and the person can perceive this as pain. Read More→

Food Sex Connection – Aphrodisiacs?

Is there a Food Sex Connection?

Food Sex ConnectionA late night romantic dinner at a fine restaurant, a bottle of wine, soft music and scented candles. It sounds like the perfect evening and a prelude to a wild night of passion. All the aphrodisiacs are in place. What could go wrong?

Let’s see what we could do to make this night even more memorable. Let us begin with the timing of our date. Most of us have schedules planned out to the minute. By the time we have settled in to our quiet, amorous evening, we are ready for a nap more than a torrid romp in the sheets. Fatigue can ruin a perfect evening and can cause quite a rift between you and your lover. Often times if one partner is tired or under a lot of stress, the other partner will perceive this as lack of interest and take it very personally. Many times it is not discussed and festers until the relationship is put in jeopardy from this unspoken situation. Read More→

External Yeast Infections – Change Your Diet

External Yeast InfectionsRecently a radio show listener contacted me with a question about a rash caused by a yeast infection. She had tried pills and creams for the rash, but the rash was still spreading. As I was responding to her question, it occurred to me that this information could be useful to anyone suffering from external yeast infections.

What I have found is that a yeast infection on the skin is most likely coming from inside the body, specifically the digestive system. What seems to be happening is that the good bacteria in your intestines are in constant battle with yeast, called Candida Albicans, that also lives in your intestines. Read More→