Plastic Invasion: Unmasking the Hidden Threat to Our Health

Plastic Invasion: Unmasking the Hidden Threat to Our Health In today’s modern life, convenience often takes precedence over the hidden costs that come with it. One such hidden cost that has been silently infiltrating our daily lives is the omnipresence of plastic in our food and water. From packaging materials to storage containers, plastic has […]

How to Live Young For As Long As You Live

How to Live Young For As Long As You Live I listened to an interesting podcast featuring the guru of Functional Medicine, Dr. Mark Hyman.  He’s written numerous NY Times bestseller books (UltraMind Solution, UltraMetabolism Solution, What the Heck Should I Eat?) and runs UltraWellness Centers across the country. He just released his new book […]

Drinking Alcohol: Understanding Organic, Biodynamic & Natural

Organic. Biodynamic. Natural. As you peruse the beer, wine, and liquor sections of your local grocery store, you may start noticing terms like these. Organic sounds familiar, but what is biodynamic? Or natural? These are all terms which describe processes used for making the beverage, and some of them can make for healthier alcohol options. […]

The Connection Between Oral Health and Chronic Disease

I listened to a podcast featuring Dr. Mark Burhenne, a functional dentist and author of the book 8-Hour Sleep Paradox – about sleep apnea. He is the host of the resource site called “Ask the Dentist” where you can find a functional dentist near you and also get information on good dental health. In the […]

Powering Your Powerhouses: Fighting Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Powering Your Powerhouses: Fighting Mitochondrial Dysfunction Science curricula and course requirements have changed throughout the years, but chances are you remember one core tenet: “The mitochondria are the powerhouse of the cell.” And it’s a mighty fact! Mitochondria power the cells and provide them with energy. But did you know, on a larger scale, mitochondria […]

The “Island” of Your Gut: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Work to Boosts Your Health

The “Island” of Your Gut: How Probiotics and Prebiotics Work to Boosts Your Health Imagine a peaceful, remote island. Some islanders are the “good guys” — they till the soil, harvest the crops, fish and keep island operations running smoothly. A few are the island troublemakers; they eat too much of the food, destroy property, don’t […]

What’s in a Label? What You Need to Know to Make Healthy Food Choices

What’s in a Label? What You Need to Know to Make Healthy Food Choices What’s black, white, and red all over? The nutrition label on a pack of Twizzlers! Reading a nutrition label is a must-have skill in today’s world of ultra-processed and complex and plentiful additives. If you don’t know what you’re putting in […]

The Gut’s Natural Defense Against Viruses

The Gut’s Natural Defense Against Viruses I listened to a podcast featuring the author of the new book by Robynne Chutkan, MD:  “The Anti-Viral Gut: Tackling Pathogens from the Inside Out”. She is an integrative gastroenterologist who founded the Digestive Center for Wellness which focuses on education around the importance of gut health. Her new […]

Your Guide to Fats: Which Vegetable Oils Are Bad?

On the cover of health magazines in the 80s, 90s and even into the 2000s, you would have seen a lot of hullabaloo about how fat was Public Enemy #1 and it was making us all, well…fat. They demonized fat for obesity rates, rise in cardiovascular diseases, and other chronic conditions. The low-fat craze told […]

Let them eat cake? Merci, Non!

I listened to another great podcast featuring Dr. Steven Gundry, a renowned cardiothoracic surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of The Plant Paradox and Plant Paradox Cookbook.  Dr. Gundry explains what sugar is, why it’s harmful and some options for substituting it.   Here are the highlights: The average American eats around 153 pounds […]

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