Dr. Sally

10 Apr 2017
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World Health Day

The theme of World Health Day this year, run by the World Health Organization, is “Depression, Let’s Talk”.  Worldwide, depression is THE leading cause of ill health and disability and rates have increased 18% between 2005 and 2015. The WHO has a one year global campaign on depression and this day in April is the…

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10 Mar 2017
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A Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet

After being requested to write about a plant-based diet, I wondered how to encapsulate this diet—the most delicious, vibrant, juicy way to promote health—into a brief piece? So this will lead to more installments, as it is a topic too good to contain in one post. Eating is something we all do, and there are…

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14 Feb 2017
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Cocoa, “Cocobiota,” and Health

February brings Valentine’s Day and along with it, a spike in chocolate sales. February also has been designated Heart Month by the American Heart Association. It turns out there’s a good medical reason to associate chocolates and hearts: cocoa is beneficial to cardiac health. (Cocoa, please note, is the solid portion of the bean that…

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12 Jan 2017
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Quick and Easy Fermented Vegetables for Good Health

  In a few weeks I have the pleasure of partaking in a fermented foods culinary class, open to the public, here at Sunrise Springs with our brilliant and lovely Chef, Rocky Durham. Specifically, we will focus on vegetable fermentation by bacteria, not the fermentation of fruit, grains, and honey by yeasts—aka the kingdom of…

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13 Dec 2016
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Ancient Rhythms

  In July, my dog Rosie was outside, desperately barking. This is not unusual for her; the neighbors talking will set her off. But she just wouldn’t quit—and then I noticed she was standing in front of a bush, her head bent to the ground. I brought her in and went back outside to explore….

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