Simple Ways to Add in Daily Mini Meditation Breaks

Mini meditation breaks throughout the day can clear your mind and help you feel less stress and more control. Commit yourself to giving it a chance tomorrow. Here’s how: In the Morning, Fine-tune Your Focus for the Coming Day Sit in a comfy chair near a window with your feet flat on the floor and […]

Tips for a Sugar-Free Halloween!

  Tip #1: Make your own treats, without the refined sugar. Sugar can hide under many different names, like corn syrup, honey, fruit juice and refined grains like wheat and rice. It’s best to avoid these highly processed forms of sugar in favor of naturally sweet whole foods like organic pumpkin, dates or bananas. Create […]

Dangers of Plastics

Even though the health dangers associated with bisphenol A (BPA) have been known for more than 70 years, it wasn’t until recently that companies began ditching the stuff due to increasing public awareness. For consumers, among the chief concerns were BPA’s estrogen-mimicking effects which, in addition to throwing off the body’s natural hormone balance, was […]

Should I get the Flu Shot??

Should I get the Flu Shot?? This time of year, one question persists.  Should I get the flu shot? We are consistently asked this question and while we can’t give a blanket statement for the general public, we wanted to take the time to provide you with more information about the flu vaccine so that […]

Do you Suffer from Fall Allergies?

Do you suffer from seasonal allergies?  Well, you are not alone! It is estimated that 55 million Americans (that’s 1 in 4 people) suffer from allergies of some kind – seasonal, food, skin, and medication.   The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology states that as many as 30% of adults and 40% of children […]

Avoiding Unnecessary Antibiotic Use

Over using antibiotics is a hot topic these days and rightfully so! Most of the antibiotics we are being prescribed by health care providers are unnecessary and come with risks. Antibiotic abuse in the United States is widespread. We have 4.6% of the world’s population, but we have 46% of the world’s antibiotic market 1 in 10 […]

Yuca Pizza Dough

PIZZA! This is the #1 food that I hear patients say they are missing when they begin a gluten and dairy free diet. I will be honest, it is mine too! I have tried many ways of reinventing a pizza crust (almond flour, cauliflower, etc.) and in no way did they EVER leave me satisfied or feeling […]

Staying Healthy During Back to School

Move over, summer–a new school year is coming! Here are some important reminders on how to stay healthy as the kids head back to the classroom. 1) Adequate Sleep One of the most important school health issue for most kids is getting enough sleep  –about 10 to 11 hours a night for elementary school-age children. That […]

Healthy Lunch Packing Tips

Why to pack a lunch: 1. it’s cheaper. 2. it’s healthier. 3. it tastes better! Packing a lunch may not be the easy way, but keeping your health goals in focus is the first key to staying motivated. It is also a great feeling to have control over what you and the kids eat! Be mindful […]

Vitamin D Deficiency

Although it’s called a vitamin, vitamin D really is a hormone. Vitamins are not produced by your body, we get them from dietary sources, whereas vitamin D is made in your body. It is your body’s only source of calcitrol (activated vitamin D), a potent steroid hormone in the body. Like all steroid hormones, vitamin […]