Your Microbiome & Your Health

On Tuesday, September, 13th, 2016 in Integrative Medicine

gut microbes

Good health begins in the gut – a piece of traditional wisdom that science continues to confirm through research into the microbiome. But just what is the microbiome anyway? And what difference does its health make on our own? Take a look…  

Guest Post: Just What Is the Paleo Diet Anyway?

On Tuesday, September, 6th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

salmon and kale

You’ve probably heard about the paleo diet or maybe improving digestion and autoimmune conditions by going gluten-free. Maybe you’ve even tried similar plans like The Whole 30. But what are we actually talking about when we talk paleo ways of eating? Okay, So What CAN I Eat? The ultimate goal of the paleo diet is […]

Guest Post: 6 Ways Your Mouth Can Affect Your Overall Health

On Tuesday, August, 30th, 2016 in Integrative Medicine

Our thanks to the office of LA holistic dentist Dr. Vern Erwin for providing this article!   Unlike Vegas, what happens in your mouth doesn’t necessarily stay there. You might be surprised at the many ways your oral health can impact the rest of your body. Oral Health and Your Heart Many studies have shown […]

From the Archives: Getting “Hormonal” – & Finding Balance Again

On Tuesday, August, 16th, 2016 in Archive

balanced stones

Have you ever heard someone apologize for something they said or did when they were “hormonal?” Emotional volatility is just one signal that a person’s hormones may be out of balance. It’s why teenagers are the way they are. They spend years in hormonal chaos as their bodies begin to increase production of reproductive hormones. […]

Yet More Evidence That Fat Isn’t the Problem

On Wednesday, July, 27th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

healthy fats

Dietary fat has been demonized for so long, the point bears repeating: In truth, fat is not the bad guy – as a couple of recent studies make clear. The first, just published in PLoS Medicine, looked at the effects of fats and carbs on blood glucose and insulin function, using data from more than […]

About That “Pasta Won’t Make You Fat” Study…

On Tuesday, July, 12th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

Mediterranean diet foods

You know how they say that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Widely touted as “the best study” to date on pasta consumption and obesity, it was hardly that. As Stanford professor of medicine Dr. Christopher Gardner told Health News Review, The various headlines seem to indicate ‘Despite the impression […]

How You Feel About Aging May Affect How You Age

On Tuesday, July, 5th, 2016 in Anti-aging

older man doing pushups

Aging is inevitable. Of course, we can do things to prevent or slow down the kind of degeneration people tend to associate with getting older. Think optimizing diet. Think getting enough sleep and exercise. Think treatments such as BHRT and chelation. These – and more – can help us to better health and more vitality […]

Mindful Eating May Improve Your Health

On Tuesday, June, 28th, 2016 in Wellness

Most of the time when we eat, we’re on automatic – not thinking, simply refueling. The exception to the rule comes when we sit down to a fancy meal in a restaurant or a holiday feast like Thanksgiving dinner. Such meals can seem so much more fulfilling – physically, mentally, and spiritually – not just […]