Dr. Daniel Pompa

Classic Pumpkin Pie

The Crust:

  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbs melted grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp stevia


  • 1 eight-ounce package organic cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups organic pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup xylitol
  • ½ tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pastured egg plus 2 yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup organic half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted grass-fed butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix melted butter with almond flour and pat down into a pie dish. Bake approx. 10 minutes at 350 degrees or until crust is slightly browned.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add pumpkin and beat until combined.
  4. Add xylitol, stevia, and salt. Beat until combined.
  5. Add eggs mixed with yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter. Beat until combined.
  6. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon and pie spice and beat until incorporated.
  7. Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes or until the center is set.
  8. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature.
  9. Slice and top each piece with grass-fed whipped cream, crushed walnuts, and dust with cinnamon. Enjoy!

Simple Cranberry-Orange Sauce

  • 2 twelve ounce bags organic fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-3 Tbsp. stevia for taste
  • The juice and zest of one orange
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Grate the orange peel and set aside.
  2. Place cranberries and water in stain-less steel pan and cook on medium-high until berries burst.
  3. Reduce the heat to a simmer and stir in orange juice, zest, and stevia.
  4. Continue cooking 10-15 minutes, remove from heat, allow to cool, and store in fridge overnight.
  5. Garnish with more orange zest before serving.

Grass-fed Bone Marrow Butter


  • 6-8 grass-fed beef marrow bones
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed butter, cut into chunks and softened
  • 1 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place bones on sheet lined with parchment paper, with the marrow side facing up.
  3. Roast bones for 15-20 minutes, until marrow is soft.
  4. Allow bones to cool and scoop marrow into a bowl.
  5. Add marrow, butter and salt to a food processor and blend until thoroughly whipped.
  6. Chill and enjoy!

Rosemary Garlic Bisque

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped and boiled until soft
  • 1 can full-fat, organic coconut milk
  • 6-8 cloves fresh garlic (or to taste)
  • 1 large bunch fresh rosemary
  • 2-3 Tbsp. grass-fed collagen
  • 2 tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  1. Place all ingredients in high-speed blender and mix until desired consistency. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  2. Heat soup on stove to warm.
  3. Pour into serving bowls, garnish with sprigs of rosemary and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Enjoy!

Beet Chips with Mango Guacamole

For beet chips:

  • 4 medium beets, cleaned
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Slice beets on mandolin (much easier!) or slice very thinly with a sharp knife.
  3. Place chips into a large bowl and cover with oil, massaging into each chip.
  4. Transfer chips to baking sheets. Pizza sheets with holes work very well to achieve more crisp chips.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through baking.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy with the following dip or as-is.

For mango guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 ripe mango
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Sea salt (to taste)
  • 1 tsp. grass-fed gelatin (to thicken)
  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and mash together.
  2. Enjoy with beet chips or fresh vegetables.

Daily Aspirin and Heart Attack Prevention May be a Myth

You’ve heard, “An aspirin a day keeps the doctor away,” and those with risk for heart disease are often told to take a daily aspirin to mitigate their risk for heart attacks (myocardial infarction). Daily aspirin is seen as the accepted solution, and even a game changer. The topic has been hotly debated for years, but the truth has again been revealed in a recent “culture” shocking study. The question remains: what will you do with the information? Will you choose the 180 degree solution or continue to follow the herd?

Recent Studies Suggest that Daily Aspirin and
Heart Attack Prevention is a Myth

Asiprin The Great Myth

Breaking News: Recently released research from November 17, 2014 conducted that over five years,  over 14,000 Japanese, aged 60-85 “…found no major difference in heart-related deaths or non-fatal heart attacks and strokes between people who took aspirin and those who didn't.” Study co-author Dr. Kazuyuki Shimada concludes “…primary prevention with daily low-dose aspirin does not reduce the combined risk in this population.” An aspirin a day does not prevent heart attacks: I’ve been saying this for at least ten years.  Now there’s another study to prove it.

What’s worse, popping a daily aspirin could actually increase your risk of stroke. I contend if the study had extended, researchers would have likely observed an increase in stroke risk. I know we’ve been advised for years to take aspirin to lower our risk of heart attack and stroke. However, the risks of daily aspirin intake, including life-threatening bleeding, outweigh the benefits for most people. This is especially true for the elderly (75 and over) and those with no history of heart attack or stroke. In the past, I took criticism for making these statements, since I’m not a cardiologist. However, I do extensive research and take time to read the studies. The information is out there.

Unfortunately, this study will likely get brushed under the rug, and people will go about taking their aspirin each day because that is what our culture tells us to do. Taking daily aspirin is an example of an accepted culture code.  A culture code is a way of understanding a culture and its impact on stereotypes, beliefs, and, as a consequence, behavior. Another example of an accepted culture code from a recent article I came across is the belief that we need anti-bacterial soaps to be clean and healthy. In reality, these toxic soaps are promoting liver tumor growth due to the antimicrobial agent triclosan, also linked to skin irritation and hormone disruption. Not to mention the devastating effects that anti-bacterial products have wrought upon our gut microbiome, a critical component to good health. If our gut is not functioning properly, we suffer from hormone problems, weight-loss resistance, auto-immunity, and more. The bottom line: we need bacteria to be healthy, a concept too few embrace because, again, it violates our culture code.

As studies like these continue to accumulate, I pray more people will wake up to the truth and change their lives before it is too late. I’ve taken the heat for going “against the grain,” which I mean quite literally, by living and teaching a lifestyle opposite of the way most Americans live. I call this lifestyle the 180 degree solution™ and it’s as simple as it sounds: do the opposite of what those around you and the media tell you to do; somehow this is where the truth lies.  If everyone is making a right, make a left. Don’t buy into what everyone else is saying and doing. Open your eyes and seek the truth, you will find it.

“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32