Combining Foods

Rice and beans is a well-liked combination of foods that is not only delicious, but also good for you. Other well-known examples of food combinations, such as corn and lima beans (succotash), tomatoes and avocados, and even orange juice and oatmeal, provide benefits beyond those gained by eating these sound nutritional choices individually.1 For example, the combination of rice and […]

Social Media and Health

An Epsilon study found that 40% of online consumers use social media for health information. Social media refers to the many online tools that allow people to communicate with each other and share information and resources. Social media can include text, audio, video, images, podcasts, and other multimedia platforms. What to look for on social networking sites Many people turn […]

Text Neck

Please read this article to find out what everyone should know about texting and the problems it can cause for your spine.    

Biggest Bang For Your Buck

Busy, but want to know what can give you the biggest bang for your buck as far as improving your health? Watch this 9 minute video to find out.  

Traditional Diets, Modern Misunderstandings

One of the biggest mistakes I see in nutrition is that we look at life in these narrow “slices” of time and think this is how things always have been. We might think that nutritionally we’re a little worse than a while ago (or not), but we don’t have any perspective or context to help us see exactly how different […]

For years we believed that carpal tunnel syndrome was a repetitive stress injury stemming from overuse of the hands, wrists and fingers, particularly from spending long hours at the computer keyboard. But a recent study from Harvard casts doubt on this notion and suggests that most people who develop CTS are genetically predisposed to do so, perhaps because of the […]

Office Pains

Ergonomic Devices   Ergonomic devices can be hazardous to your health. Don’t use wrist rests or splints while typing, experts warn. They can put pressure on nerves and make repetitive-stress injuries worse. “If you’re going to use a wrist rest, use it to rest.” says David Rempel, director of the ergonomics laboratory at the University of California in San Francisco. […]

Obtaining Regularity

We all know how important obtaining regularity can be for our health. Here are some tips on how to get yourself in a normal bowel routine!   DRINK SUFFICIENT WATER DAILY: Use high quality, filtered water. To calculate the right amount of water for yourself, take your body weight and divide by 2. The resultant number, in ounces, is the […]

Controlling High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a well-known risk factor in heart disease.  This waxy, fat-like substance comes from the diet, but is primarily made by the liver, and is an essential component of cell membranes.  The body also uses it to produce hormones and vitamin D. Cholesterol is carried through the bloodstream attached to two different compounds called lipoproteins: (1) low-density lipoproteins […]

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Certain substances increase prostaglandin’s formation, which then increased inflammation. There are other foods that are high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and/or antioxidants. All of these substances can help reduce inflammation. Foods to Avoid: Red meat Dairy products Refined grain products: Ex. White flour pasta, white rice, etc. Alcohol Sugar Fruit Juice Fruit: (Restricted to 3 whole […]