July 25, 2013
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There is a growing divide between real food and what’s actually for sale in supermarkets around the country. When you think about the billions of dollars poured into commercials for frosted mini-wheats, toaster strudel, and Jimmy Dean sausage muffins, all promising to give you the best possible start to your... Read more

July 19, 2013
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There is a history of breast cancer in my family. Thankfully, I do not have the BRCA gene, but I am still concerned. What precautions can I take?  Dr. Whimsy: Currently, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, with approximately 1 in 3 Americans contracting... Read more

July 3, 2013

If you want to enjoy a healthy 4th of July, you don’t have to spend the party hovering over the platter of carrot and celery sticks. Whether you are hosting a BBQ, bringing a dish for pot-luck, or taking a picnic to the park, there is no need to make... Read more

June 27, 2013

Macrobiotics means the big life in Latin and it’s all about using food to heal your body and combining wellbeing, happiness, good humor, and harmony with nature. Macrobiotics officially became a movement in Japan in the late 19th century when doctors and patients alike were yearning for a more traditional diet... Read more

June 7, 2013
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Hello, my mother suffers from Type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. I know she takes medication prescribed by her physician, but I was hoping you could offer  other ideas for her healing, as well as for managing the aches and pain of her RA. Thanks so much for your time... Read more

May 24, 2013
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I've had three bouts of the same pneumonia.  They found inflammation at the top of my lungs that doesn't want to go away. My doctor doesn't think it's heart-related but more infectious. I just finished my third course of antibiotics and I am getting ready to make some kim chee... Read more

May 18, 2013
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Though it’s been around for over a century, the raw food movement is now exploding. In California in particular, raw foods are extremely popular with health conscious people, from Hollywood heavies to vegan chefs. Remember the raw food restaurant episode in Sex and the City when Samantha meets her younger... Read more

May 9, 2013
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“I've been experiencing high stress levels ever since I transferred to a different branch of the bank I work at and my commute doubled in length. What natural remedies are there for stress?” Dr. Whimsy: Stress is one of the most common reasons people come to see me at Erewhon. In... Read more

May 3, 2013
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It’s pretty hard to drive a few miles in Los Angeles without passing a new juice bar. Juicing and cleansing are undoubtedly the current craze and you’re just out of touch if you haven’t found your favorite source of these supposedly sophisticated elixirs. They’re all touted as the optimal balance... Read more