I often get asked about inflammation. Specifically, what can be done to reduce it? So this month I’m giving you my top tips for reducing chronic inflammation. It is important to appreciate that “inflammation” is an umbrella term used to describe a process that is essential for good health. When inflammation becomes chronic, however, it Read More →

Staying healthy while traveling

Summer and summer vacations are coming to an end but many still have travel plans in the near future.  October is one of the best months for traveling and of course, there’s the holidays, and that means travel for many. Unfortunately, with travel often comes illness. What is it about traveling that sends our bodies Read More →


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 →

Seasonal allergies.

Allergic diseases are the 8th most common chronic disease in the US. Hay fever alone affects more than 6 million people a year. Contrary to popular belief, allergies affect people everywhere, equally. There is no region within the US that is more “allergic” than another. And unlike allergies caused by food or animals, hay fever Read More →

When it comes to our health, much has been discovered about the bacteria living in our gut. Research has connected allergies, obesity, diabetes, chronic inflammation, and many other illnesses and diseases, to the health and diversity of our gut microbiota. Keeping your gut bacteria healthy comes down to the probiotics and prebiotics we ingest. Before we Read More →

Understanding inflammation allows you to influence your health positively by making informed lifestyle choices. And while you hear the term inflammation often enough, there’s still a lot of confusion about what it actually is. Unfortunately, what you don’t know could be hurting your health. Inflammation: A Normal Body Process It might surprise you to learn that Read More →

Stressed out? Let it go!

  Stress. We know it’s bad for us and that we should decrease it in our lives but have you ever wondered what it does that makes it so bad? Psychological stress is associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety, heart disease, and infections. It may seem strange that stress can have such a dramatic impact Read More →