Category Archives: Food & Nutrition: Articles

Coldspring Healing Arts Santa Cruz, CA Narrye Caldwell, L.Ac. Welcome to Cold Spring Healing Arts. Over the past 25 years I have developed expertise in a number of traditional healing methods that I now combine in my private practice and … Continue reading

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Coffee and Me

OK you probably won’t believe this, but I haven’t had a cup of coffee for 40 years, until this morning. This odd achievement, if you want to call it that, wasn’t out of some high moral ground or sense of … Continue reading

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How to Eat for Good Sleep

It’s all about breakfast, actually. I know, after an anxious night of tossing and turning, breakfast is probably the last thing on your mind. In fact, you’re often so tired, cranky, stressed, and late, that you only have time to … Continue reading

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The Vitamin D Problem, Part 2 (including the role of Vitamin A)

The big issue at the heart of the Vitamin D controversy, (see 12/15 post,) is how much we should take in supplement form.  But I wonder if we’re having the wrong conversation. It seems odd to me that we’re not … Continue reading

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How I Conquered Cooking

My guilty secret is that I hate to cook. I know, there are lots of you out there–kindred spirits.  But this is a special problem for me because I teach nutrition.  My cooking deficiency syndrome is not only incongruous but … Continue reading

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Soy, A Cautionary Tale

During my years as a vegetarian, my primary source of protein was tofu.  This was even before the soy food industry inundated us with propaganda about the supposed health benefits of soy, and encouraged everyone to eat huge amounts of … Continue reading

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Kick the (synthetic) Vitamin Habit

Everyone wants to be healthy. Most people take some sort of vitamin supplement, assuming it will help them stay healthy, or improve their health. We are advised by “holistic” practitioners, as well as health food store clerks and on-line health … Continue reading

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The Truth About Salt and Your Digestion

I specialize in digestive health, so you may be wondering why this post about salt. Salt is all about high blood pressure, and it’s always bad, right? Nope, wrong on both counts.  Salt has a lot to do with good … Continue reading

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Why I Eat Dirt

Every morning for some years now, I’ve gotten up early and performed the same ritual.  It goes like this:  Measure one teaspoon of dirt (actually it’s special dirt, but more about that later,) into a glass, fill with water, stir, … Continue reading

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More misguidance from government dietary “guidelines”

I was appalled last week to read the news that government dietary “experts,” (who are these people anyway?) are at it again.  In the annual revision of its dietary recommendations, the USDA has solicited advice from a panel of nutritional … Continue reading

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