Long COVID, or post-COVID, is a post-viral syndrome after having COVID-19 that includes a range of physical and mental symptoms. The CDC currently estimates that one in five adults has long COVID. The exact cause of long COVID is not yet fully understood. In this blog post, …Read More ›
Without light, we wouldn’t exist. Just like plants and animals, humans require sunlight. The human body has photoreceptors (cells that respond to light) in the eyes and skin that detect light, signal various pathways in the body, and are able to even convert that light into energy. …Read More ›
Optimizing gut health is important for overall health and well being, brain health, mood, energy levels, focus and more! While nutrition is essential, non-dietary interventions for gut health are often important to implement as well. There are also certain times they should be the only focus. For …Read More ›
In December of 2021 I got multiple pings that I needed more cold exposure in my life. I've dabbled in taking cold showers in the past, and my memory was always that I felt invigorated afterwards. I happened upon a few podcasts about the benefit of regular …Read More ›
Have you ever experienced messages from the universe that it’s time to try something new?
For me, that was gaining the benefits of cold exposure therapy in early December of 2021. I have known about the benefits of cold exposure for several years (I’ve even taken a handful …Read More ›
"What should I eat for my mental health?” is one of the most common questions I’m asked on a daily basis in my practice. Focusing on nutrition and gut health can be very helpful for mental health, but it’s just one factor in healing. Nutritional interventions are …Read More ›
Mindfulness--you’ve probably heard of it. The newest wellness obsession. The cure-all for any of your problems: sleep, stress, grades, immune system, you name it. Mindfulness seems to be the world’s favorite magic bullet of today, touted by traditional doctors and alternative health gurus alike (and seemingly everyone …Read More ›
It's ok for health to be simple, whether it’s for your mental, physical, or emotional health.
According to research by the CDC, there are five key factors for preventing chronic disease. Here are the four I agree with (excluding "maintaining a normal body weight" due to a lack …Read More ›
When it comes to eating, there are thousands of people ready to give you “the answer”. One quick google search yields an unending list of people to listen to, foods to try, and promises about lasting weight loss in just a …Read More ›
According to the CDC, only one third of Americans get enough sleep every night. “Sufficient sleep” is defined as at least seven hours per night. When you don’t get a good night’s sleep, it's tempting to want to “make up for …Read More ›
You have a new health goal for yourself. You’ve decided that it’s going to become part of your daily life...for real this time. You’re feeling motivated and disciplined. It’s finally going to happen. Maybe you get through a few days, maybe …Read More ›
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