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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 


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I Grew Up Fishing in the Ocean, But Now Don't Want to Eat Fish

Albert Stern

My father loved to fish. As soon as I was old enough he began taking me with him deep sea fishing. Later my younger brother and mother would join us. The summers of my youth were spent on boats riding out into the Atlantic Ocean, well beyond where you could see land, to spend the day fishing. We would cast a single line into the vast blue of the sea and wait. 

Like some kind of magic spell, out in the nothingness of water eventually, a fish would bite! Then, with great effort, I would reel in an 8-, or 10-, or 14-pound fish. It was hard to beleive.. Miles and miles of water and this little hook. Then suddenly, a fish! 

Me, Age 10 or so, reeling in something big. 

Me, Age 10 or so, reeling in something big. 

I fell in love with the way the ocean looked, smelled, and sounded. I loved the magic and mystery of the hidden world underneath the water. And...I loved eating fish! In my teens and early 20's I adored most fish dishes. I still do, but I rarely eat them. 

It is really upsetting to me how the ocean's have been overfished. How there are dead zones in the water where nothing grows. How the mercury levels in fish are growing. How farmed fish are bad for the environment. Everyone has reasons for the foods they avoid. For me, the destruction of fish habitat feels personal.

It has made it hard for me to eat most fish. As a result, I tend to only eat small fishes, such as sardines. (I even learned there is a whole Sardine Diet trend!) 

This TED Talk is by Paul Greenberg a researcher and author of the NYT Bestseller, Four Fish. It is a good overview of the fish we are overeating and solutions for the problem. 

Like all TED Talks this is excellent. Please consider watching it. 

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Just Bumped into This - Seasonal Recipes Needed for Multiple Sclerosis Cookbook

Albert Stern

The website is an amazing, comprehensive site for those managing multiple sclerosis. They are putting together a cookbook of seasonal recipes and food tips which are low in saturated fats. Enter submissions at the site. The deadline is at the end of the month! 

Do you know anyone looking for dietary support around autoimmune issues? The AIM Program will be having a monthly meet-up around the GAPS diet. Follow the link for more info or email me

Anti-inflammatory Hot Chocolate

Albert Stern

This great hot chocolate recipe from holistic health coach, Katie Hussong at MindBodyGreen is worth checking out. 

Hot chocolate is great this time of year. Although if made from mixes it can be very sugar heavy. This recipe is low on sugar and adds 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Tumeric has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, the herb also has antibacterial, antiviral, and GI supportive functions. 

This is the basic recipe: 

  • 1/2 cup almond milk + 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon raw maca powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 dashes cinnamon
  • cayenne + sea salt, pinch of each

For more info see: MINDBODYGREEN