Western diet is a Trojan horse for addiction, illness and disease
February 13, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Kristine Reese
As the modern Western lifestyle spreads around the globe, so too does metabolic syndrome — a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. “Our typical diet might be the modern-day equivalent of a Trojan horse,” writes Pankaj Vij, MD. “It’s as if an enemy wants to conquer us, and so they have encouraged our addiction to a diet of processed food loaded with sugar, fat, and salt and stripped of protective, natural disease-fighting super foods (the ‘good stuff’ found in plants that provides information and intelligence, not just calories). In this way, they are incapacitating a large proportion of our population with chronic disability and disease.” The good news is that metabolic syndrome can be tamed by a sensible program of exercise, natural foods, stress management, and quality sleep. says, Dr. Vij Join us for a in-depth look at how to avoid “man-made” illnesses caused by poor diet.
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Dr. Kristine Reese
Dr. Kristine Reese brings over twenty years of experience in partnering with people on their healing journeys. As Naturopathic Physician, she knows first- hand the healing power of combining Eastern and Western medicine. Through her San Diego-based practice, LotusRain Naturopathic Clinic, Kristine is helping patients by offering a unique approach to medicine that is making optimal health a reality for hundreds suffering from symptoms not fully addressed by the conventional medical community.
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As a Naturopathic Physician, Kristine is trained to provide both primary care and naturopathic specialty care. She combines her diverse background and experience with tools and wisdom from the East and West, providing truly holistic primary care. Kristine holds an ND from Bastyr University and is licensed to practice in the states of both California and Washington. Additionally, she has completed extensive training in bio-identical hormone therapy, IV nutrition, chelation, oncology, and optimal aging.