December 26, 2018

Lifestyle Impacts Cancer

This study found that breast tumors actually send signals to the brain trying to cause disruption in sleep patterns and glucose metabolism.
The reason cancer cells do this is because they thrive when there is excess glucose in the body and minimal sleep. Sleep is when your body heals and when glucose levels are out of balance inflammation is increased and chaos follows.
Lifestyle can have a massive impact on many types of cancer:
1. Reduce and remove processed carbohydrates. Lots of veggies and berries are your best option, try to eat some sort of vegetable at every meal, eat more than you think you should eat.
2. Make sure you have the best sleep habits possible. Make it a routine, go to bed early, take magnesium, block out all light, make sure your room is below 70 degrees, etc.

December 24, 2018

Health Is a Lifestyle

"I think that focus on the scale and what it says or how we look in the mirror too often derails the bigger picture of how we’re living our lives. Exercise doesn’t have to be something we dread. Food doesn’t have to be tied into guilt. We can choose exercises that we enjoy and put healthy food on the table that actually tastes delicious."
Come into our offices, and you'll hear all of our doctors talk about health being a lifestyle. It's easy to compartmentalize health into the 60 minutes at the gym, or the moments of eating vegetables instead of sugar.
But like this author writes, health and the lives we live should be the same things, enjoyed at the same time.
Read the full article here:

December 17, 2018

Magnesium Supplementation

Having a nutrient deficiency long term is going to lead to side effects. Depression and anxiety can easily happen as one of those side effects.
Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic reactions which helps to generate energy inside your body. If you aren't eating a lot of foods that contain magnesium (greens, nuts, seeds, etc.) or you aren't processing them properly then odds are you are going to be deficient.
I find that the majority of people are deficient in magnesium, I eat tons of foods that contain magnesium in them and I still benefit from taking a magnesium supplement on a regular basis!

Understanding Gut Health

Prebiotics, probiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics - this article helps unpack the terms you need to know in order to understand gut health.


December 12, 2018

Weight Loss Starts With Nutrition

You can't outrun a donut.
Slaving away for hours on a treadmill or bike trying to lose weight? While exercise WILL make you healthier, it isn't the key to losing weight.
The problem is that the more calories you burn during exercise the more calories you are going to crave afterwards. If you aren't eating healthy foods, you are going to magnify the problem with just eating more unhealthy foods.
Over and over we see people lose weight the easiest by putting their focus 100% on nutrition and not exercise, in fact many people who see the best weight loss results are only doing low intensity walking or bike riding on a regular basis.
How it needs to be done:
Learn how to eat healthy first and THEN implement an exercise routine! Or if you're currently exercising, get a nutrition plan and STICK TO IT. Your body will thank you.

December 11, 2018

Common Supplement Mistakes

Health Tip:
You typically pay for what you get in the supplement industry. I see patients all the time that tell me they are taking a supplement and not seeing the intended results but they got it from a local grocery store or box store because it was cheaper. The problem is there is zero regulations on these products and they are typically junk.
In this research they found that the average Vitamin D-3 only had 33% of what was on the label! So you pay half the price but get 1/3 the quality!
The two most common supplement mistakes:
1. Taking cheap, low quality supplements
2. Not taking a therapeutic dose

December 3, 2018

Social Media and Food

This picture won't do well on social media.
It won't go viral, be swooned over by foodies, and no one will pin the recipe to a board so they can impress their guests next time they have company.
It's a reasonable portion, easy to make, and healthy - but it just doesn't have that social media zing. But it's important to realize that the "social media zing" can influence our relationship with food, and can determine everything from what to how much we put on our plates - for better or for worse.
What makes a great picture may not make a great meal...or it might. Education and having a nutrition plan in place can act as a healthy filter, helping us choose good food and discard unhealthy food, as we scroll through Pinterest or Instagram.
For more on social media and food, check out this article: