There are always a lot of promises for perfect health from the manufacturers of drugs and nutritional supplements. As a naturopathic doctor, I can’t emphasize often enough the importance of the basics of lifestyle. Getting a good night’s sleep is one that we too often overlook. Adequate sleep helps protect against obesity, diabetes, heart disease,
This has to be one of the most common questions I hear as a doctor of naturopathic medicine. Is it vegetarianism? The Paleo diet? Local foods? Raw foods? Gluten free? Blood type diet? Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question for all people. A lot of it depends on a person’s specific health conditions: there may be food allergies/sensitivities,
High cholesterol brings a lot of folks into my office. Some key points of the discussion I have about this topic include:
- High cholesterol is not a disease; it’s merely a marker, or risk factor, for development of cardiovascular disease.
- It’s not a perfect correlation;
…which it might do, if you consume too many trans fats, according to a new study. This is the type of unnatural fat found in hydrogenated oils, a major component of a lot of junk foods and processed foods (chips, doughnuts, cookies, etc.). Higher levels of trans fats in the blood of seniors is associated with smaller brain size,
Ah yes, the excesses of the holiday season are over… now it’s time to commit to a new and better you. What are your resolutions this year — quitting smoking, eating better, exercising more?
Whatever your resolutions are, take a moment to step back and look at the process of change itself. Although human psychology is vastly complex,