the human genome

Welcome to the second edition of my new series…Biology Basics! These short tutorials will give you insights into the basic biology of processes fundamental to human health.  Last month in part one I reviewed genetics. This month, in part two, I’m introducing epigenetics. Part two – Epigenetics  Epigenetics simply refers to the mechanisms within your body Read More →

Be Healthier at Any Weight

There’s a common misconception that you can’t be “healthy” until you’ve reached some idealized weight. This is unfortunate because as 20 years of studying human disease has taught me, many small choices influence our health for the good, no matter your weight. When you believe that you can’t achieve a healthier body until reaching your idealized Read More →

hunger and appetite

At first glance, hunger and appetite may appear to be the same thing. But upon closer examination, we can see that some types of appetite may not be so good for our health. Hunger vs Appetite Here’s a way to think about the difference between hunger and appetite: Hunger is when you eat a green Read More →

Sleep

Last month I told you about the four pillars of health…nutrition, exercise, life quality, and sleep. This month I thought I’d share some deeper insights with you about sleep. Importance of Sleep Unfortunately, sleep is often overlooked as a pillar of health. So much of our attention goes into nutrition and exercise that sleep sometimes doesn’t Read More →

HEALTH: The Four Pillars

The four pillars of health include life quality, nutrition, sleep, and exercise. Before you roll your eyes and say, “Oh, I know that, it’s nothing new,” you may want to continue reading. Most of what you’ve heard about the four health pillars has come from mainstream media, fed by commercial interests, and it’s likely that Read More →