Did you know the average American spends approximately 70 minutes per day eating and drinking, and an additional 58 minutes completing food preparation and cleanup? With over two hours of your day devoted entirely to food, it could be worthwhile to focus on making the process easier — and perhaps add some time back into … Continue reading 5 reasons to reorganize your pantry today
Have you heard all the recent buzz about alkaline water? People claim alkaline water has powerful health benefits, from preventing cancer to boosting weight loss. All these health claims probably have you wondering — what is alkaline water and should you be drinking it? What is alkaline water? Alkaline water is water containing a higher … Continue reading Is alkaline water worth the hype?
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
Many things in life are out of our control but fortunately, brain health isn’t one of those things. Did you know it’s possible to actually improve your brain’s performance from the inside out? Making the decision to appreciate, protect and nourish your brain with knowledge, nutrition and self-love will lead to a healthier brain — … Continue reading 10 steps to a happier, healthier brain
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
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?
You may be seeing more and more products on the shelf touting “activated charcoal” as an ingredient, from supplements and drinks to cleansers and facemasks. Recently popular for its supposed detoxifying and purifying abilities, activated charcoal has actually been used for years in emergency rooms to treat specific types of issues including drug overdoses. Because … Continue reading Activated charcoal: 4 things to know about this skincare trend
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