The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

The Role of Family Habits in Addressing Child Obesity

Currently, a third of American kids – 1 in 3 children – are overweight or obese, and struggling with metabolic dysfunction (they have trouble turning glucose into energy, so it stores as fat tissue). Trending alongside childhood obesity are increasing rates of childhood T2D diagnoses. Read more…

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

Hypertension: A Not-So-Normal (Albeit Common) Part of Aging

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is the most important risk factor for premature death, accounting for half of all deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and 13.5% of all total deaths each year. Nine in ten Americans are expected to develop high blood pressure by the Read more…

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

The Complicated Impact of Emotional Trauma on the Physical Body

“After trauma the world is experienced with a different nervous system. The survivor’s energy now becomes focused on suppressing inner chaos, at the expense of spontaneous involvement in their life. These attempts to maintain control over unbearable physiological reactions can result in a whole range Read more…

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Don’t Be a Martyr: Stop Suffering from IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder. According to a clinical review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects between 7-21% percent of Americans. This equates to about 60 million people just in the Read more…

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

Are You a Revengeful Sleeper?

High-quality sleep is vital for both healing and sustained wellness. While the body appears from the outside to be still and inactive, sleep is a time when the body is quite busy. During the night, we restock our supply of hormones, process significant toxins including flushing Read more…

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

The Nutritional Side of Disordered Eating

We live in a world with a lot of misconceptions and, unfortunately, also a lot of stigma around eating disorders. Our culture has emphasized mental health imbalance as the cause of disordered eating (Control needs? Body image concerns? Self-punishment? Self-medication?), and use of behavioral health Read more…

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Setting New Year’s Goals That Stick 

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change. Many peoples’ goals include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. One of the most sobering New Year’s resolutions Read more…

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

Skip the Refined Sugar – You’re Sweet Enough Already!

It’s that time of the year, when the days are shorter but our hearts and homes are full of warmth and cheer. While life typically seems to blur by, the holidays remind us to connect with the spirit of giving, creating cozy spaces and slowing down to Read more…

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Healthy Winter Holiday Menus That Will Impress Your Family

Some ideas to have a Happier Hanukkah and a Merrier Christmas! Hanukkah Menu Cauliflower Latkes, or Butternut Squash Latkes, or Carrot Scallion Latkes, or Sweet Potato Latkes Paleo Jelly Donut Cupcakes Paleo Challah Baked Salmon with Rosemary and Pecans Lamb Chops with Arugula and Pistachios Sweet Potato Noodle Read more…

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

A Thanksgiving Meal Your Body Will Thank You For

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to gorge on all your fall favorites simultaneously – with gratitude, of course! From warm buttered biscuits, to sage-infused gravy drizzled over turkey, and sweet, delectable pumpkin pie, what is there not to love? While these foods sure are packed Read more…