It’s just a toenail, right? An important accessory you can choose to paint pink or teal, right? Nope. As it turns out, fingernails and toenails can give you some good hints as to the internal events of your body. While none of these clues are diagnostic of a specific disease, your fingernails and toenails can say quite a few … Continue reading What your nails say about your health
Trying to go plant-based with your diet, but don’t want to give up fish? You’ve come to the right place. Enter the pescatarian diet (also called pesco-vegetarian), which is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. Pesce is the Italian word for fish. In addition to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, eggs and dairy products, … Continue reading Is the pescatarian diet right for you?
It’s fair to say that our society has a dieting obsession. Keto, Paleo, intermittent fasting and so on. There are numerous diets out there and lots of people have tried too many of them. But while you might feel great on the diet and see some weight loss, the end result is usually the same … Continue reading How to build a healthy relationship with food
You could say we’re in a food revolution of sorts. For years, food was simply food. People ate to sustain themselves (and also for pleasure because, let’s face it, humans like food). But we’ve recently begun to wonder: Could food be more than just food? Does what we eat matter? How about when? How about … Continue reading Food as Medicine: When food is the best prescription
Have you ever wished you loved working out as much as you love eating? I know I have. For years, we’ve heard over and over about all the benefits of purposeful physical activity, including prolonging your lifespan and lowering your risk of chronic disease. But why is that not enough to get us motivated? The … Continue reading Why it’s time to redefine how we think about exercise
All of us experience stress in our lives. Some amount of stress is normal, but it can be hard to know when the amount of stress you’re experiencing — or how you’re handling that stress — is unhealthy. Did you know there is such a thing as perceived stress? We worry about things that really … Continue reading Is stress keeping you up at night?
Let’s talk about exercise. Maybe you love it, maybe you tolerate it, maybe the mere mention of it draws a cringe. We all know the value of exercise but turning that knowledge into action can be a challenge. But did you know that simply moving more throughout the day can actually improve your health? This … Continue reading Sit less, move more: 5 ways to squeeze more physical activity into your day
At the end of the day, we all just want the truth about how to live well and stay healthy. But what is the truth? From “old wives’ tales” to simple misunderstandings, let’s set the record straight on these top four health myths I encounter in primary care. Myth #1: Antibiotics are always the answer. … Continue reading 4 medical myths doctors want you to forget
Matcha tea. Matcha lattes and smoothies. Matcha muffins. From trendy wellness blogs to health clubs to your local grocer, it seems this matcha craze can be found just about everywhere. Although matcha has been around for nearly 1,000 years, it experienced a surprising surge in popularity around 2013 — and its presence continues to grow. … Continue reading The science behind matcha powder: How healthy is it, really?
Thanks to the keto diet, Whole 30 and other “fad diets,” the majority of our nutrition-related conversations tend to revolve around macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and proteins — as well as added sugar and highly-processed foods. (All good things to pay attention to.) But what about dietary fiber? I’d venture to guess that you don’t … Continue reading Is fiber the secret to a healthier gut?