Stress and anxiety is something all of us experience and typically gets a bad wrap. For the most part the stress we refer to is self-induced and inherit in the way we live. We’re fast paced, tend to prioritize work, eating fast and hurried, are success oriented, worry about our health and the health of loved ones. And that’s all fine and good, many times stress comes from the rigors of being healthy and productive.
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Moving glucose out of the bloodstream promptly is important because glucose is irritating to blood vessel walls and causes damage if left circulating around too long. What does that cause? Blood vessel damage and inflammation >> heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, impotence, dementia, blindness, neuropathy, poor wound healing, and amputation of toes.
Introducing your baby to his/her first foods can come with a myriad of questions or concerns for some parents. What foods do I choose? How do I know when my baby is ready to eat? My baby has eczema, is that worsened by starting him/her on solids? You are what you eat. That statement is spoken so simply and yet it’s truth is profound. I also believe that the manner, in which we introduce foods to our babies, largely shapes their nutritional habits, immune function and future quality of health, both as children and adults. There is an art to food introduction in babies! Let’s help our children get an optimal start with sound nutritional foundations!
Why does sugar depress the immune system and what will you do to offer yourself an added dose of immune system support?
Of course, it is known that sugar alone can significantly impair the immune system, but it is important to understand why that is the case.
Have you noticed a decrease in your game as an athlete? Are you rehabbing an injury that just doesn’t seem to heal? Many injuries are very overt, they come while playing or training in our sport of choice or from accidents. Some are not so easy to recognize, like ligament laxity or osteoarthritis. This article is dedicated to all the golfers and others experiencing pain, as well as other athletes looking to improve their sport.
Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility. The list goes on. There are even protocols to increase longevity.
I’ve been receiving a lot of questions regarding protein intake lately. Many parents are concerned that their children aren’t getting enough protein in their diet. I’m a mom of two young boys who are vegetarian. Needless to say I’ve had plenty of people inquire about their protein intake and how I know if they are reaching adequate amounts. It’s an understandable concern, given how important protein is for growth and development.
A mild decline in learning and memory is a normal part of aging, and opinions will vary on what’s “normal” or not. But generally as we get older we tend to be a bit more forgetful, or it becomes harder for us to learn new things or concentrate. There are a host of things that can contribute to this besides aging alone. Some things that can affect our cognition are medications, diet, environment, and genetics (which drugs, diet, and environment can influence changes in out genes).
We had such a high caliber exchange at the informal Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) workshop last month. I was able to witness, in one room, the many people who have been lead to trust the numerous different conflicting beliefs about hormone replacement therapy, of which none have any factual backup data. The many questions that were asked mimic what I see in daily practice. The opportunity to educate the public about this essential subject is one of my dearest treasures.
I’d like to start by wishing you a very successful summer and to share with you what I did on that 117-degree weekend we had that launched the idea that summer is here!
the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up-Marie-KondoI was gifted the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo – a New York Times best seller of which I didn’t even hear about before she gave it to me.