Probiotics: The New Antidepressant

Probiotics: The New Antidepressant

If you experience any of the following, this blog article is for you. Chronic Fatigue IBS Decreased Immune Function Autoimmune Disorder Depression Obesity Anxiety Autism Diabetes   Bacteria are Your Friend. It is a known fact that our gut has 10 times the number of microorganisms living in it than the total number of human cells. This includes both good and bad bacteria, nearly 3...

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Shut-Eye, It’s What the Doctor Ordered

Shut-Eye, It’s What the Doctor Ordered

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz… We always need more, and we never seem to have enough.  So, what’s stopping you? Sleeping is so important it is one of the first fundamental tasks of life we learn, along with eating, crying, and utilizing the diaper.  However, as we age it is often the first thing we neglect.  WHY? I’m sure the list could go on, and on, and on…  ...

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Word to You, Mother.

Word to You, Mother.

I’ve wanted to write this blog article for awhile, but I wasn’t entirely sure where to start.  As a physician, nutritionist, and mother, I’ve always searched for a certain balance wanting only what was best for my family.  This is particularly true for my 1 year-old daughter, Samantha. I never understood before pregnancy, but I definitely understand now.  As a mother, there is an inherent...

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Five Reasons for Unhealthy Weight Gain, Not Related to Food.

Five Reasons for Unhealthy Weight Gain, Not Related to Food.

The statistics are real.  Over one-third of the American population is considered obese, costing the average obese individual an extra $1500 in annual health care expenses.  The rising prevalence of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and mental illness have all been linked to the increasing rates of obesity. Today people are more concerned than ever about diet and exercise.  American media and marketing companies profit billions of...

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The Only Two Reasons Most People Don’t Do What You Do

The Only Two Reasons Most People Don’t Do What You Do

  You are worth the read. If you are reading this blog entry (and not just skimming to find two bullet points), this exact moment justifies a much-deserved pat on the back.   Simply by choosing to read this article, I know you are either an athlete, or a self-driven individual and/or entrepreneur. You care about your health, you are motivated, and you are genuinely interested...

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Estrogen: 1 vs. “The Rest of Us”: 0, Sometimes.

Estrogen: 1 vs. “The Rest of Us”: 0, Sometimes.

For years and years as a little girl, one of the first hormones I ever learned about was estrogen. I knew from the very beginning, estrogen was what separated boys from girls. It was, for all intents and purposes, responsible for all girls “growing up”. Little did I know then, that was just the tipping point to an encyclopedia of chemistry and personality behind this...

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The Biggest Lie You Have Ever Been Told

The Biggest Lie You Have Ever Been Told

We are all guilty. We have all done it. Those of you who deny it- well, you are probably lying. There is a daily and constant reminder lurking around every corner at the grocery store. Packaging labels exclaim “Only 0 Calories!” and attempt to personify the miracle that “diet” food can make you skinny, prevent heart disease, or even help you lose fat. Despite these...

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