Month: November 2015

Is Lack of Sleep Making us Fat and Sick?

Are you one of the many millions of Americans who sleep less than 8 hours per night either because of insomnia or habit? Sleep is one of the essential biological needs of the human body. Sleep deprivation is becoming more and more common worldwide as we adapt a 24/7 lifestyle including longer working hours and increased overnight shifts. Overall, there…

What’s the Deal with Gluten?

Confused about gluten? You are not alone. So many of my patients tell me that they are confused about the whole gluten “issue” and why they have been advised to (or not to) avoid it entirely. First of all…what is gluten and why are we talking about it so much?  Gluten is a name for proteins found in several types…