In this blog I will share with my readers what intrigues and excites me about natural approaches to optimal health. My focus will primarily, but not exclusively, be upon nutrition, real food, and the way in which our twenty-first century life-style, culture and politics impact mental health. I am imagining my patients as my audience; as I provide them with useful information about my discoveries.
Over time my understanding has been constantly evolving, and I imagine it will continue to do so, and thus everything I write here is provisional. Currently I am particularly drawn to the recommendations and philosophies of the Weston A. Price Foundation, with their emphasis on traditional diets, theEvolutionary/Paleolithic dietary community, the Low Carb community, and particularly the GAPS nutritional protocol for healing of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who wrote the Gut and Psychology Syndrome.
My approach to this endeavor will be anecdotal, personal, clinical, and intutitive, and not based upon double blind, placebo controlled evidence based medicine, though some of the research I will present has that basis. I love to experiment and play in the kitchen, and intend to provide recipes and techniques for the foods that promote health and vitality. I also adore ideas, information and podcasts, and will share with my readers what I encounter on my hunting and gathering expeditions on the internet. I want the content to be fun, compelling, practical and down to earth. It is to be seen how this will develop over time, but this is my intent at the present moment.
I just found you while searching metaphysical reasons for Histimine intolerance. Wow. Amazing information. Dealing with ADHD and ASD issues too. I’m finding some things are related with gut issues.
Dr. Tsafrir says
Very much so!
Do you think if someone were to take once or twice, either a xanax or valium to fly (severe fear of flying) that it wouldn’t cause any side effects, long term damage (especially brain) and they shouldn’t be weary of taking if prescribed, if it’s really only for 1 vacation and that’s it? Or can even 1 and 2 times of taking this cause damage and negative side effects? Are the side effects and damage that is listed only solely for use that is much more than once each day for 2 travel days?
Dr. Tsafrir says
I cannot provide you with medical advice. But personally, I would not be concerned with taking a benzodiazepine on that basis. I would not fear addiction after one or two doses nor damage to the brain,
Betsy MacMichael says
Hi Dr. Tsafrir, good luck with your wonderful endeavor. Your blendling of nutrition, mental health, physical health, culture and politics is bound to create a wonderful medley of delicious as well as palatable wisdom!
Thank you, Ms. MacMichael. Your good wishes are much appreciated!!