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What’s the Dill with Home-Made Pickles?

In ancient Mesopotamia (like… 4,000 years-kind-of-ancient), denizens of the land between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea figured out how to pickle cucumbers.  Now,

What’s the Dill with Home-Made Pickles?

In ancient Mesopotamia (like… 4,000 years-kind-of-ancient), denizens of the land between the Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean Sea figured out how to pickle cucumbers.  Now,

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The Triple Threat Response Team to Banish Gut Distress

The elements conspiring to rob your gut’s microbiome of its healthy bacteria have a three-fold plan: 

Tamper with your digestion

Drain you of your energy

And slow down your metabolism.

Those are the effects of a standard Western diet – empty calories, ready-made meals we zap in the microwave with complex glucose chains already broken down, heavy fats, starches, high sodium…

The hallmarks of our diet choices are log-jamming our digestive tracts.

Where to Start When You’re Ditching Disposable

“Single use” is the dirtiest phrase of 2020.

Usually, we associate “single use” with plastic bottles, encouraging the ground swell, grassroots movement of citizens concerned about the environment to opt for portable glass water-bottles, or recycled BPA-free plastic, instead of stopping by the gas station and grabbing a plastic water bottle.

But “single use” moves far beyond just water bottles.

Plastic bags. Disposable razors. Shampoo and conditioner bottles. Cardboard boxes. Toothbrushes. Coffee tubs. Diapers. Loofahs.

The Mission: Promoting a Diverse Gut Profile in Kids

One of the toughest parts about raising kids is learning how to interpret their natural forms of speech and discourse before they find the words to express themselves that adults understand.

“I’m tired” can mean a million things – from “I’m sleepy because I had nightmares last night” to “Someone hurt my feelings and I’d like to stop playing this game.”

“I don’t want to” might mean just that, but what if it means “I’m afraid I’ll look silly” or “I don’t feel safe here”?

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.