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 →

Food Allergy

Food allergies and intolerances are on the rise. If you’re the parent or grandparent of a school-aged child then you know well the many dietary restrictions schools impose to safeguard their students from severe allergic food reactions. No more peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! However, children aren’t the only ones suffering from increased rates of 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 →

Find the right diet for you.

A new year is upon us and with that many of us are taking stock and re-assessing aspects of our lives, especially our diets! Even if you aren’t into the New Year’s resolution thing, you may still be thinking about how you might improve your health this year. This kind of thinking typically results in promises to 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 →