Tis the Season for… Diabetes?

Tis the Season for… Diabetes?

We are in October, and for many this month is the beginning of a 3-month free for all when it comes to diet. We tend to give ourselves and our families permission to eat foods we generally avoid. One of the worst additions is refined sugar and fructose. Sources of...
Eye Health: What you SEE is What you GET

Eye Health: What you SEE is What you GET

If, “What you see is what you get”, like the saying goes, we might want to think about the gift of sight just a little more seriously. In the US more than 20% of teenagers wear glasses. 53% of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 wear glasses and 77% of adults over 55...
Healthy Tips For Preschoolers to Home Schoolers

Healthy Tips For Preschoolers to Home Schoolers

Once children start preschool or kindergarten you may notice that life takes on a new routine, especially this year. All of a sudden you go from carefree time to time for reading, writing and ‘rithmetic! Along with this newfound routine, remember a regular intake of...
Summer Sunshine

Summer Sunshine

Most of us love summer for its hot days and warm nights! Some love summer for the time spent outside hiking, boating, playing sports, or simply hanging out by the pool or creek. Planting a garden, working on house projects and going on vacation are all more fun when...
How to Know if Your Gut Needs Support

How to Know if Your Gut Needs Support

When I see patients in my office, I have them complete a questionnaire, you may have filled one out yourself.  My favorite part is the section where the patient tells me their top 5 health concerns.  I look for connections there, I look for the underlying...
Can Stress Really Mess with your Immune System?

Can Stress Really Mess with your Immune System?

While the challenges of today vary from person to person, I think we can all agree that our collective stress level has reached a fever pitch.  You may have heard of a hormone that often accompanies that stress; it is called cortisol.  Whenever I mention...