Category: Food as Medicine

Effects of Sleep Deprivation and How to Treat It

If it’s a full moon, I’d rather howl at it than sleep.  Actually, I’d rather sleep, but find it pretty much impossible.  Agitation sets in and I’m wired for sound.  Why?  Is it because the moon is being pulled by the tide?  Because I ate too much chocolate? Turns out, it’s just a natural function… Read more »

Cayenne Pepper and Its Health Benefits

In over 35 years of practice, I have never lost one heart-attack patient. That’s a pretty remarkable claim to make, but  Dr. John Christopher, the famous master herbalist, said it with confidence. “If they are still breathing, I give them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water), and… Read more »

Benefits of Juicing & Juice Cleanses

Raw food juicing is one the easiest, most effective, and most delicious ways to do good things for your body. Ideally, man would receive the nutrition he needs to maintain a healthy, vital body from a raw fruit and vegetable diet. He would have a piece or two of fruit for breakfast, a heaping greens-and-tofu… Read more »

Benefits of Kale and How to Cook It

Attending the Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim several years ago, I had the opportunity to sample numerous snacks that were far more healthful than anything you’d find in your standard aisles in grocery stores unless you’re perusing the health-food sections. One of my favorite snack treats was raw kale chips with many different flavors. … Read more »

Oil Pulling and Its Benefits

Cough! Snort! Wheeze! Sneeze! Hack! Good grief, what’s going on? Why am I hacking all of a sudden? Could it be something I ate? Maybe, I don’t know, all the cheese and sugar-laden chocolate and other goodies that lured me into submission at all those holiday parties? Me? “The Guru of Eating Right?!” Yeah. Me…. Read more »

Never Say Never

NEVER SAY NEVER! By Bera Dordoni, N.D. “You’ll never make it. You’ll die if you stay there during the week. There won’t be anything to eat – you know they’re …vegetarians,” his family and friends warned him. “I need the work, so I’ll give it a go. If I can’t handle it I’ll call you… Read more »

Management Shmanagment

Management Shmanagement! By Bera Dordoni, N.D. When Dr. Chris Dyer, Executive Director for UNM Gallup, asked me to come on board to teach classes on diabetes management in an effort to help lower the rate of this epidemic, I asked him why teach management of a disease that is often curable when the goal is… Read more »

Made from a Plant

Made From a Plant or In a Plant? I love to eat. I know some people can take it or leave it, but I really, really love to eat. But even people who don’t really enjoy eating cannot live without food. I mean, that’s just the way life is. The need for food is a… Read more »

Let’s Do It

LET’S DO IT THE FOOD BABE WAY! She limped up the pathway to my office, clutching a Big Gulp with one hand and her stomach with the other. “I’m Lila,” she said, as I ushered her inside. “Eddie said you can gimme something for my pain.” After removing the Big Gulp and settling her down… Read more »

Kick It Up

Kick it Up Yet Another Notch! by Dr. Bera Dordoni, N. D.   “Dr. Bera, you’ve just got to see this new video all about the amazing new discovery that can help someone lose a ton of weight!” Another “greatest find in the history of mankind.” It might be raspberry ketones, or the latest rediscovered… Read more »