• Think Before you drink

    Think Before you drink

    With the pandemic appearing to be somewhat under control and the warm summer months quickly approaching, most of us are ready to move on from the necessary safety restrictions. It's likely going to be tempting for folks to go overboard with their alcohol intake. All indications show that there will be more celebratory relief with increased outdoor activities and traveling.  Excessive use of alcohol...
  • Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

    Alcohol, Hormones, and Metabolic Health

      Alcohol is probably the single most common variable contributing to difficulty losing weight and hormone imbalance. So many of my patients live a clean lifestyle with organic eating, low sugar intake, healthy amounts of exercise, and meditation BUT may also drink 2-3 drinks 3-5x/week. They do not feel as good as they want and many struggle with hormonal imbalances and difficulty losing weight....
  • The gut microbiome as a contributor to the pandemic

    The gut microbiome as a contributor to the pandemic

      Those of us at the forefront of the fight against COVID -19 have suspected since the beginning of the pandemic that "Long COVID" appeared to be linked to Imbalances of Gut bacteria. An impressive array of studies has now proven that the microbiome, which reflects the variety and volume of bacteria in the gut, is indeed implicated in the severity of COVID and immune...
  • Genetics vs Epigenetics

    Genetics vs Epigenetics

    It’s Not All the Luck of the Draw Sometimes it’s easy to assume that whether you get a disease is all the luck of your genes.  And sometimes that might be true.  But there is another player in game of luck and it is called epigenetics.  Epigenetics is how your lifestyle – your behaviors and surroundings, regulate which genes get expressed and to what...
  • Foods & Supplements for Estrogen Detoxification

    Foods & Supplements for Estrogen Detoxification

    Epigenetics and Estrogen – How our Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Our Hormones   Our lifestyle choices can influence how we experience our superpower hormone, estrogen. For us to be and feel hormonally balanced, estrogen cannot be too high or too low.    "Estrogen should be produced and then processed and cleared efficiently from our bodies."     Detoxification, the process of transforming estrogen into metabolites...
  • Total Cholesterol Levels Misses the Mark for Assessing Heart Disease

    Total Cholesterol Levels Misses the Mark for Assessing Heart Disease

    Heart disease is the number one killer in the world. However, our assessment of heart disease risks is based upon a standard cholesterol panel which really only tells a very small part of the story. There are so many misconceptions about cholesterol and heart disease and how to determine if you are at risk for heart attacks and strokes. In the 1980s, it was...
  • Rainbow Inspiration - Why the rainbow diet is so healthy.

    Rainbow Inspiration - Why the rainbow diet is so healthy.

    The more colors we have in our lives, the more balanced we will feel.  I am sure you have heard about the “rainbow diet”. This is a great way to add lots of colors and different nutrients to your bodies every day.  We can use colors to activate the 7 main chakras as we allow our body systems to move, get energized and balance...
  • Check your Posture and be Mindful this Holiday!

    Check your Posture and be Mindful this Holiday!

    The holiday season can be a stressful time between gift shopping, traveling, and cooking to name but a few. High stress levels and out-of-the-ordinary physical activities can be a recipe for injuries, and who wants injuries during the holiday season (or ever)? I would love for each and every one to enjoy a fun, pain-free holiday season filled with an abundance of joy and...
  • “Thinking in Abundance” –  Woo Woo or Truth?

    “Thinking in Abundance” – Woo Woo or Truth?

    If you have dabbled at all in self-help or new age literature, you have likely come across the idea of an “abundant mindset”.  If you are quick to toss self-help and new age concepts into the woo-woo trash, let me ask you to pause and take a closer look at the wisdom embedded within the abundant mindset.  An Internal Battle Between Abundance (Hope) and...
  • Exercise to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain

    Exercise to Treat Fibromyalgia Pain

    Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. When your body is in chronic pain from fibromyalgia, it can be tempting to remain sedentary.  But in reality the worst thing for pain is bedrest.  Limiting your movements will weaken muscles, putting even more strain on your connective tissues to support your skeleton.  Non-movement also leads...
  • Is ginseng good for immune system?

    Is ginseng good for immune system?

    American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) grows mainly in North America (Wisconsin and Canada). Native American tribes used the root as a stimulant and to treat headaches, fever, indigestion, and infertility. American ginseng had becomeone of the most popular food/herb in China since middle of 17 century. Today, 70-80% harvested American ginseng is exported to China each year.   "Chinese people believe that regular consumption of...
  • Women's Health Supplements

    Women's Health Supplements

    By Bren Boston MD I would like to impart some tips on how women can support their health.  Women often wear many hats including taking care of the health of everyone who lives under their roof.  In this feat of daily multitasking, sometimes women prioritize their loved ones’ health over their own. Let us remind ourselves that we deserve to dedicate time and effort to our own...
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