Exercise

Food Journal Into Summer Clothes

Food Journal Into Summer Clothes

As the days get longer (and in this area of the country, much hotter) thoughts turn to swimming prospects, and inevitably to bathing suits. While it’s easy to ignore weight loss goals while bundled in coats and boots, once again at this time of year, they tend to move up in priority. So let’s dust off an excellent tool that…

Toxic Heart, Toxic Body

Toxic Heart, Toxic Body

As American Heart Month 2016 winds down, I’d like to shift my focus to an area that we don’t always associate with heart issues – toxins. Toxins are everywhere; there is no doubt about it. In the air we breathe, in the water we drink, in the food we eat, in our homes, in most products we use—even in the…

Happy Valentine’s Day?

Happy Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day this Sunday evokes a lot of expectations, and in most cases the desired outcome is happiness. However, happiness is really an inside job, as the Dalai Lama XIV expresses so well “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Did you know that research shows that about half your happiness is the result of a…

Is Your Best Friend Constipated?

Constipation may not be a topic you’d choose for daily conversation, but it’s really nothing to be embarrassed about. We’ve all experienced it at one time or another – and we realize how debilitating it can become. Although in our society, the medical professionals still say that 3 bowel movements weekly is “normal” – let me tell you, you don’t…

Gutbliss Book Review

I read an excellent book recently that I want to share with you. Gutbliss by Robynne Chutkan, M.D. is an excellent review of digestive conditions and how to treat them naturally, along with many success stories from her patients who have followed the Gutbliss plan. A conventionally trained gastroenterologist turned integrative, Chutkan embodies what I wish more docs would—she recognizes…

Lower Stress for Allergy Relief

Almost eight percent of American adults have allergies, or more specifically, hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. It seems as though the allergies this spring are at an all-time high. A recent study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology found that among 179 individuals with rhinitis, those allergy sufferers under persistent stress experience more allergy flares than…

Moderate Exercise Prevents Depression

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 10 US adults report being depressed. The most common treatments for depression include medication and therapy, although exercise has also been found to be a helpful treatment. Taking this concept one step further, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers reviewed 30 studies on the effects of moderate exercise…