Exercise and Weight Loss

In yesterday’s post we examined how stress can lead to weight gain. We learned that stress hormones, especially cortisol, cause the deposition of fat in the abdomen and inhibit the activation of thyroid hormone. This is a major reason why so many people have difficulty with abdominal weight. We also learned that detoxification is a very…

Lifestyle Changes to Lose Weight

In last week’s column we investigated many of the most important dietary concepts for weight loss and improved body composition. We learned that sugar consumption is the most important dietary factor because excess sugar/carbohydrate intake leads to increased fat storage. We also learned that timing is extremely important. We discovered that when the body goes…

What’s Causing My Illness?

“What’s causing my illness”? This seems like such a basic question. One that must inherently be addressed every time a patient and a doctor get together. Unfortunately, this very basic, yet profound question is often not asked and not answered. As a Naturopathic Physician, I see a different population of patients from your typical MD…

Multivitamin

A Good Multivitamin

I do not believe in over-supplementing, but I do believe a multivitamin is essential for most of us to get optimal levels of the most fundamental vitamins and minerals. In this post, we will focus on the key characteristics of good multivitamins.   1.  The Right Nutrients It’s clear when you compare 10 multivitamins on…