Mental Fasting

We have been hearing a lot about the benefits of intermittent fasting as decreased inflammation and weight loss often accompany eating less or eating in less hours of the day. The main reason this works is because of autophagy (“aa-TAA-fuh-jee”), which is the self-cleaning our body does when we have fasted more than 10 hours.… Read more »

Tuning In

When challenges occur, we often imagine getting “through” the hard times and then getting “back to normal.” Our society has hoped for this as we have lived with the pandemic, and I had imagined this with my cancer experience over the past 15 months. It has been a surprise to me that the time after… Read more »

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

Lopsided

I looked down at my toes as I lay in the restorative yoga pose and noticed one pant-leg pulled up on my shorter leg, accentuating the way I was born. My right leg is an inch shorter than my left leg and so my body has compensated. My back curves to balance above uneven hips.… Read more »

Cognoscopy

It is expected that 45 million Americans will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime. Once viewed only as a slow and suffering death sentence, science has now demonstrated that cognitive decline can be prevented – and reversed – by identifying contributing factors and prescribing lifestyle and supplementation. With Alzheimer’s, western medicine has largely focused on identifying… Read more »

The Paradigm Shift in Medicine Today

The “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” are revised every five years to fulfill a mission of identifying foods and beverages that support Americans in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, promoting health and preventing disease.  The 2015 Guidelines reflect “two fundamental realities.  First, about half of all American adults – 117 million individuals – have one… Read more »