Lifestyle/Wellness

  • Unless you happen to be among the 3% (or less) of the population who have the short sleep gene (known as DEC2), then you need somewhere between seven and nine hours of sleep a night. Any less and you are putting yourself at risk for a weakened immune system and serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes; as well as serious cognitive impairment. Sleep is so vital to our health, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) named insufficient sleep as a public health epidemic.


  • Do you long for the day you no longer feel stretched in what feels like five million and one directions?

     

    The first thing to realize is that trying to control time is a futile endeavor. However, what you can do is get clear on your priorities which will make it easier to set some healthy boundaries. Setting boundaries creates space to take care of ourselves and honor what is important to us.


  • Intermittent fasting has become increasing popular, gaining attention in the media over the past few years.

     

    Many patients have asked us about the data supporting fasting, and if it really is as powerful as people say. Here we hope to set the record straight on fasting and explain with evidence why this diet tool is so effective (not to mention affordable!).

     

    Our bodies were designed for a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, where food was not routinely available. Fortunately, our bodies adapted to use the sporadic food supply to our advantage. Here is some evidence explaining how and why.


  • From keto to paleo to vegan to Mediterranean to carnivore and more... How are we supposed to know which diet is best for us?

     

    The only thing I can tell you for sure is that there is no one diet that works best for everyone. As it’s been said, “One man’s food is another man’s poison.” Also, what works for you now might change over time, which makes choosing what to eat even more confusing.

     

    However, I am here to help you take steps toward understanding how to personalize your diet to match your unique needs, so you can optimize your health and well-being. Here is a quick self-assessment you can use to evaluate your current diet and make steps towards healthier choices for your body.