If you are anything like me I find this time of year the most difficult to stick to my health plan. Short days, wet cold weather and lots of holiday cheer (rum and eggnog!) at get togethers offer numerous hiccups in a healthy lifestyle. I love to indulge and really have to keep myself in check not over do it! I am going to pass along a few ideas that may work to keep you close to peak health during this holiday season !
No topic I ever discuss inflames stronger sentiments in two deeply polarized camps. After all, what could excite your passions more than the safety of your newborn?
I saw a patient today at Acubalance who has me really excited about the comprehensive lab testing we do here! I wanted to share this story to let you know why. Our hormone panel helped diagnose her with Hashimoto's disease, not the low thyroid condition or high estrogen condition her doctor had suggested.
Is sugar your sweet old BFF? The reliable one you go to in times of stress or emotional upset for comfort? Would you ever believe that this substance which (temporarily) makes you feel on-top-of-the-world may actually be secretly plotting your demise?
We’re all aware of the expression “glowing with health” – and it’s often attached to women during pregnancy (“you’re glowing!”). Radiant skin and hair are universally recognized as indications of good health and optimal fertility; after all, what you put in your body and how your body processes it ultimately determine the quality and appearance of your skin, hair and nails.
Experiencing infertility is a stressful, depressing, irritating and confusing time during a couples lives. Most of my patients have been going through this difficult process for years before coming into my office. They are depressed and in a definite "Fertility Funk !"
I was looking around at different health blogs when I stumbled upon an informative site discussing which types of fish are becoming toxic. In my practice I generally discuss the benefits of healthy fish in our diet. As disasters such as oil spills and nuclear waste catstophies continue it becomes increasingly difficult to find clean sources.
We are all familiar with “that feeling” – that sinking feeling, that lifting feeling, that hard feeling, that sweet feeling. We use our feelings often as the barometer of our lives, as a clue to how we’re doing on a daily basis. But what are feelings, really? And must they have such a strong impact on how we experience of our lives?
When we talk about optimizing fertility, one of the key topics we address is that of exposures – to pesticides, herbicides, and chemicals in the food we eat, the water we drink and the products we use. Of course it’s impossible to completely avoid all toxic exposures in the world around us, but it is important (and possible!) to reduce your exposure by making more conscious choices.