IMPROVE MOOD WITH HEALTHY EATING

Nutritional Psychiatry.  That was a new term to me, but I am fascinated about nutrition’s impact on brain health so I enrolled in the course.  The bottom line (as always) is we should be eating whole foods with an emphasis on plant foods and healthy fats,...

COVID UPDATE FALL 2021

COVID seems like it will be around for awhile.  I recently attended a “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Flu update presented by Nikita Katz, M.D., Ph.D.  Here are some of the pertinent points and some resources for those interested. RISK The Delta variant...

Food as Medicine

‘Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food’ Hippocrates 400 B.C. I recently participated in an international Dames d’Escoffier conference as the Educational Sessions Co-Chair.  One session, Food as Medicine, had a LOT of questions from...

3 Mistakes People Make About Cholesterol

September is National Cholesterol Education Month so I would like to talk about 3 myths/mistakes people have about cholesterol.   Before I start, I will just say that cholesterol is a natural fat/lipid that we, and every other animal, make for a purpose. ...

HIDDEN ANSWERS TO YOUR HEALTH WOES

Nutrigenomics.  Is that a word you’ve ever heard before?  Well, time to learn because I feel (hope) it will be the future of medicine and may provide answers  otherwise unknown.  Nutrigenomics is all about how the foods and supplements you choose change how your genes...

Health: Get Your Family on Board

Island of health.  No, this is not an idyllic vacation spot, but rather what author Stephen Saldana suggests we create for ourselves and our family.  We can’t control what “food” is present in the grocery store or on the route home, but we can control what...

Beware “Healthy” Sweeteners

Gas, bloating, a laxative effect.  Are these the things you might expect when using a healthy sweetener?  Unfortunately I have had to break the news to several clients with a sweet tooth who thought they were doing themselves a favor by replacing...

Hydration

HYDRATION: Excerpt from “Sick and Tired, to Healthy and Inspired” Photo by Ron Lach on Pexels.com Imagine the first creature that crept from the watery sea onto land. What a great change of scenery, but now the creature has to figure out what to do about...

Oral Health Month

As June is Oral Health Month, I’ve been thinking about gum disease and the frightening impact it can have on your life. Thanks to New Image Dentistry in San Antonio for helping me with information about gum disease and nutrition. Having gum disease means more than...

Stress Less

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  I am not a mental health professional, though I do talk with people about managing stress. In talking with people I have found that some stress is due to their circumstances (time, deadlines, etc.) and mindfulness and/or deep...