Holiday Joy or Winter Dread?

Holiday Joy or Winter Dread?

Over the years I have found that I can see in my patients eyes whether or not they are the kind of person that looks forward to the holidays or dread them. It’s not that they don’t like the season, or that they don’t appreciate holiday music in...
Why Eliminate Certain Foods?

Why Eliminate Certain Foods?

Today I want to discuss how and why it’s a good idea to eliminate certain foods and junk foods from your diet a couple times a year. One main reason to eliminate certain foods from your diet from time to time is that they may not be very good for you, they can...
The Quarter of Regret

The Quarter of Regret

I call this time of year “The Quarter of Regret” because inevitably come January 1st when we make our new plan for the year we say, “Oh it’s been a rough few months of parties and sweets.” What if at the end of December you could say, “I just finished a purification...
Stress and its Impact on the Brain

Stress and its Impact on the Brain

When we think about stress, most of us think about the kids, the bills, the elderly parents, or the job. Although these can be considered stressors, the perception of that stressor is what creates the stress response in the body. There are three basic categories of...
Are We Victims of Fear Based Healthcare?

Are We Victims of Fear Based Healthcare?

How do we learn how to take care of ourselves? We learn from our parents when we are little, and then sometimes from friends, doctors, and the media when we are older. Many of the messages we learn are based on fear instead of education. It’s easier to tell a small...
The Importance of Blood Work

The Importance of Blood Work

How many of us have ever bought a new car (or new to us) and never changed the oil, never washed it, never changed the air filter, checked the tire pressure, or even filled it up with quality gas for that matter? We need to take care of our car because it takes care...