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Slow Suicide: When Eating Is a Call for Help

Published on March 30, 2017 By Dr. Gayek

Her kitchen garbage was composed mostly of empty ice cream cartons and chip bags. For someone who lived alone, worked and ate at home, this was telling. Rather than scolding my friend for setting herself up for a heart attack, or shaming her for letting her blood sugar get out of control, I said, “looks […]

Food Freedom

Published on May 29, 2015 By Dr. Gayek

Probably the number one issue among all those my patients have when they first come to see me is something involving food: allergies with physical and/or mental symptoms, reflux, digestion and absorption problems, elimination problems, weight problems, autoimmune disease secondary to food reactions. It seems that in the USA we have a national obsession, not […]

Help With Food

Published on May 29, 2015 By Dr. Gayek

If you do experience problems because of your body’s reaction to food, and the above is too big of a leap from where you are, you might want to explore another angle. I’ve found that one’s childhood experience of food is central to one’s current experience. Here are some questions to consider: Who did most […]

A Broader View of Food

Published on May 29, 2015 By Dr. Gayek

Most of our ideas about food are the result of a pretty narrow range of experience. You might find your feelings lightening up When you consider the perspectives of those from other countries and cultures than your own. “Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, […]

Those Neanderthal Ideas

Published on April 17, 2014 By Dr. Gayek

Here’s the crux of an email exchange I had with a reader the other day, that raises some common questions: Vincent: “I was reading about what, when, and how to eat and learned to eat naturally. If you want to take multivitamins, what does Wattles say about that?” Me: Mr. Wattles doesn’t address this question, […]

The Joy Diet

Published on April 17, 2014 By Dr. Gayek

If you’ve never read Martha Beck’s splendid little book, “The Joy Diet,” I heartily recommend it. She’s a wonderful writer, full of humor, honesty, presence, and an excellent prescription for health. The book’s not much about the food part of your diet, except for one small but important part. Here are the rules for eating: […]