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…

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…

Food Allergies and Poor Digestion

It’s not just “bad” food that causes problems with digestion and absorption. Any food, including “good” foods have the potential to be an allergen in the body. Food allergies are very common and very often overlooked. In fact, many medical professionals don’t look for food allergies because they fundamentally don’t believe in them.  However, the…

The Purpose of Nutrition

I recently wrote and published my first book, “To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System”. In last week’s column we discussed the second chapter of the book entitled, “How the Digestive System Works”. In this week’s column I’d like to discuss the purpose of nutrition, which is the title of the third chapter in the…

How The Digestive System Works

I recently wrote and published my first book, “To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System”. In last week’s column I described my motivation for writing this book and unveiled my desire to write several more books in the future. In this week’s column I’d like to discuss how the digestive system works, which is the…

Introducing My First Book

I am very excited to announce the release of my first book, To Feel Well: Improve Your Digestive System. I decided while in naturopathic medical school that I wanted to not only practice naturopathic medicine but also become an author and spokesperson. After over 18 months of writing, editing, and re-editing, my first book has…