Dr. Goodman’s Blog

Zonulin: A Way to Test for Leaky Gut

October 11th, 2017

Zonulin:   A Way to Test For Leaky Gut    Our small intestines are designed to absorb small molecules and keep bigger ones from entering our circulation, where they can trigger immune responses and lead to inflammation and autoimmune disease. Dr. Alessio Fasano, back in 2000, discovered zonulin (represented by the blue circular objects in the drawing above), a protein which

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Should You Keto (Is Keto Right for You)?

July 5th, 2017

The Ketogenic Diet (Keto) is all the rage.  Claims are being made that it will speed up weight loss, fight cancer and improve brain function.  What is it and is it right for you? Keto Defined   Keto is typically 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates.  For someone eating 2000 calories a day, 5% carbohydrates is 25 grams. What are ketones?  

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5 Tips for Preventing Tick Bytes and Lyme Disease

May 9th, 2017

Thanks to Johns Hopkins for this excellent information! Preventing Tick Bites and Lyme Disease

Tick Prevention Tips

April 24th, 2017

    Most of us have heard that a tick apocalypse is here.  We have also seen that ticks are transmitting diseases other than lyme, including relapsing fever, babesiosis, and Powassan virus.  I am still planning to go outside, ride my bike, plant my vegetable garden, and do an occasional hike.  I will be careful and take intelligent precautions. Let

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Low Carb + High Fat = Healthier You? Yes, According to These Authors

March 21st, 2017

To my patients and readers of this blog, it comes as no surprise that I endorse a nutrient-dense, low carb, high(er) fat diet.  The ratios work out to 50-60% fat, 25-30% protein, and 15-25% carbohydrates.  My patients are eating healthy, (mostly) whole foods, doing a lot more of their own cooking, and reversing serious conditions such as hypertension and diabetes.

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Testing and Treatment for Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses

March 14th, 2017

Testing and Treatment for Lyme and Other Tick-Borne Illnesses   Anyone in this area either has been or knows someone who has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.  Many of you have also been exposed to one of many other diseases carried by ticks, such as Babesiosis, Erlichiosis, and others.  You know firsthand that these illnesses, especially if not caught early,

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CT NDs Need Your Help

March 14th, 2017

CT NDs Need Your Help:  Please Contact Your Legislator(s)! Hearing is Monday March 20th   “Anything worth having is worth fighting for”.  That’s certainly the case with the long-overdue revision in the practice law for NDs in Connecticut.  Thanks in no small part to the support of our patients, family and friends, we NDs continue to make progress toward our

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A Review of “The Big Fat Surprise” by Nina Teicholz

March 14th, 2017

In her informative, extremely readable and often exasperating history of how saturated fat came to be demonized and shunted aside in favor of less healthy food choices, Nina Teicholz shows us how dietary orthodoxies are established and research is directed and interpreted to support the status quo, no matter how misguided and inaccurate.  Teicholz also reveals how those who came

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February 7th, 2017

WHY HUNTING AND GATHERING WON’T GET YOU THERE – LESSONS FROM THE HADZA   Hadza men and women burn the same amount of calories as we do Total energy expenditure was compared by lean body mass Conclusion: our bodies adjust to hold on to weight after a certain amount of exercise My take: Eat less, AND eat fewer carbs, while

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Dr. G Testing Metabolic Rate Using The Korr Reevue : Starting the Weight Loss Journey

February 5th, 2017