Is Sunscreen Safe?

Are you like one of the millions of Americans who slathers sunscreen on yourself and your family? Did you know that many commercially available sunscreens may cause health issues? Sunscreens fall into two broad categories – chemical and mineral. Most of the commercial brands that you see in stores are the chemical variety. They use chemical filters to protect your skin…

Heartburn 101 – how to get off your meds and heal yourself naturally

If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from heartburn, you are in good company. At least one third of Americans suffer from heartburn at least once per month. This article will cover the cause of heartburn, why you need to get off your little purple pill (or other heartburn medication) and how to treat heartburn naturally.…

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…

Eat A Rainbow Every Day – A New Way to Look at Your Plate!

Featuring the Mighty Power of Phytonutrients. How many colors of food do you have on your plate? You probably already eat vegetables every day but are you eating a variety of colors? Certain foods, particularly plant-based foods (vegetables, legumes, spices, nuts, whole grains) contain a substance called phytonutrients – natural chemicals that help to protect that particular plant against bacteria,…

Diet – The Cornerstone of Health

Diet – The Cornerstone of Health No interventions – medications or natural supplements will ever replace the power of the food that you eat and great health is nearly impossible without addressing this core issue. What is the first step to improving my diet?  Conscious eating is the first step to improving our diet. There are very few things we…