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Reseach Smesearch: What to Do When Evidence Based Medicine Fails

Warning: This is an opinion paper by Dr Lisa Giusiana. No research has been done to prove or disprove this theory. Whether you are a practitioner or a patient, the intention here is to encourage you to think! As doctors, we are trained to search the medical research literature for what has been proven effective as far […] Read more…

Google from a Doctor’s Perspective: Is it a Blessing or a Curse?

When I was a kid, if I’d get sick my mom would take me to the doctor. The doctor would do an exam, tell us what’s wrong, and then tell us what to do. I always got better. It was easy. We didn’t question it. Then I grew up and became a doctor. I thought it would […] Read more…

Why Nutritional Supplements Don’t Work

why supplements don't work

Most people I know have, at one time or another, dabbled in the nutritional supplement playground. Information is readily available these days and people love to educate themselves on the benefits of supplements. They are written about in magazine articles, health food stores have entire sections devoted to books on supplements,  there’s Google, oh and this is […] Read more…

Not All Detox Programs Are Created Equally

detox

Detoxing and cleansing are quite the trend these days. Let’s count. . .there’s the juice fast, the raw food cleanse, the lemon juice-cayenne-maple syrup “Master” cleanse, the colon cleanse, liver cleanse, gall bladder flush, the homeopathic detox, the detox-in-a-box, the candida cleanse, the parasite cleanse, the coffee enema, the wheat grass enema, you can go […] Read more…

What’s in Your Fridge?

what's in your fridge fruits and vegetables

You can tell a lot about a person by what’s in their fridge. You can tell who’s a soda drinker, who’s a bottled salad dressing junkie, who eats out all the time, who likes to cook, and who cooks but never eats their leftovers. You can tell if a person buys their food at chain […] Read more…

Chia Pudding

chia seed coconut milk pudding recipe

I never know what to eat for breakfast. For anyone with blood sugar issues, I recommend always breaking a fast (first meal of the day) with protein. Otherwise, your body will be struggling with blood sugar swings the rest of the day. But I see a lot of vegan patients who won’t eat eggs or animal […] Read more…

Juicing vs Blending

juicing vs blending juice vs smoothies

I have seen so many juice bars and smoothie cafes popping up lately, which for me is really exciting. I am certainly not opposed to food, but there are times when I’m on the go and just don’t want to stop and eat a salad. Anyone with me? It’s great that I can run in and […] Read more…