A Multi-modality Approach to Alzheimer’s

It has been over 100 years since Dr. Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, first described a patient with the advanced neurodegenerative brain disease that today bears his name. Since that time, Alzheimer’s disease has been without an effective treatment. That may be changing. Recent research under the direction of Dale Bredesen, MD, being conducted jointly… Read more »

The Gut: Your Second Brain

The gut is intrinsically tied to our emotions. Experience tells us we can have a “gut wrenching” moment after seeing a traumatic event, or “butterflies” in our stomach on the first day of a new job. Another old adage we are told is “not to ignore our gut instinct.”  But is there truly a connection?… Read more »

Benefits of NADH Supplementation

NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydrogen) is an essential coenzyme found in all living cells. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps to eliminate free radicals and remove lactic acid build up in our muscles. When we are young, we produce a lot of NADH in our cells; however, as we age, we cease to produce… Read more »

3 Easy Meditations for People on the Run

These simply meditation practices work whether you are walking, hiking, riding a bike, or sitting. 1: Grounding & Opening Start by bringing your awareness to the soles of your feet. Visualize these energy centers opening and growing roots deep into the earth, going down and out to stabilize you. Then bring your awareness to the… Read more »

First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception

The First Annual Wellness Awards Nominee Reception was held at the Eisenhower Wellness Institute and brought together top doctors, yogis, fitness and health practitioners, non-profits, chefs, educators and more for an evening of networking and celebrating achievements. Healthy offerings were provided by Salads in a Jar with libations from Bonterra Organic Wines and Mad River… Read more »

Understanding Stability and Mobility

Stability and mobility are the cornerstones of functional movement. Joint mobility is defined as the degree to which an articulation (where two bones meet) is allowed to move before being restricted by surrounding tissues; joint stability is defined as the ability to maintain or control joint movement or position. Stability is achieved by coordinating actions… Read more »

External Sound Wave Therapy Aids ED

Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects as many as 30 million American men, including 30 to 50 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70. There are multiple causes including medications, chronic illness, poor blood flow to the penis due to plaque and calcification or vessel damage, excessive alcohol consumption and other lifestyle factors. Until… Read more »

Six Pillars of Brain Health

Pillar One: Social Interactions Have you watched, or are you caring for, someone you love suffering from declining brain function, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Watching my grandmother, better known to all as “Nan,” decline to the point where she didn’t recognize me was heartbreaking and motivating. Loss of our brain health and function is a… Read more »

Vitamin C for Confidence

As a health and lifestyle coach, I am constantly looking for ways to live a life that is revitalizing, energetic and in balance. There are so many different perspectives to consider, and each factor is as important as the other. On a daily basis, I am learning to do things one step at a time,… Read more »

What’s on That Label, Egg-xactly?

Now that we are well into spring, that season in the desert which can seem all too fleeting, the public’s attention often turns to eggs. In the U.S. people buy close to 180 million eggs1 around Easter time for dyeing and hunting. Eggs, however, are an agricultural product that defies seasonality. They’re available year-round and… Read more »

Do Prescription Drug Costs Have You Worried?

If you are enrolled in Medicare and your prescription drug costs are overwhelming your budget, there are some government programs available. Extra Help, also known as the Low-Income Subsidy, is a government program that may help pay for Medicare Part D prescription medication costs. Like everything in life, you will have to see if you… Read more »

Health, Wealth and the Road to Retirement

There’s a vital relationship between wealth and health. When the two come together, it’s stunning to see how each side of the equation comes into play. Before my wife Stacey joined me in the wealth management business, she was a busy podiatrist with her own medical and surgical practice. And while her focus was on… Read more »

Do You Know Who Your Beneficiaries Are?

When was the last time you checked your beneficiary designations for your individual retirement account (IRA), employer retirement plan, annuity or life insurance policy? If you haven’t examined it since the account was set up, you are not alone. Due to changing circumstances and shifting priorities, you may find that your named beneficiaries are no… Read more »

Building Health for Ourselves

The uncertainty of the American health care system may have a beneficial, unexpected effect: empowerment of personal responsibility. The assurance of health care for our citizens, from the most at-risk to the most affluent, is being debated by politicians and stake-holders; personally, I believe it will require dialogue and leadership that values diverse representation and… Read more »