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Are you sitting too much?

Posted on: August 12, 2018

Have you heard the buzz phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking?” It seems that with our advancement of technologies, people are sitting more than ever. Where smoking used to be seen as the major detriment to people’s health, sitting for long periods of time is having serious consequences for structural health and cognitive function.

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Is Sugar Really All That Bad?

Posted on: May 11, 2016

The resistance I have personally about reducing sugar in my own diet is truly astounding.  I decided to create a list of the ill effects of sugar to motivate myself.  Guess what?   Setting aside the addictive qualities of sugar I shared in my last newsletter, the list of reasons for at least reducing the amount of sugar in the diet seems endless and serious. I’ve distilled my research into two guidelines below that I hope you will find helpful and supportive in your journey toward better health!Brownie

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Is Sugar Really Addictive?

Posted on: April 14, 2016

We all have heard that eating quantities of sugar every day can be bad for us, but can it really be addictive? Like drugs can be addictive? The short answer is yes, for some people it certainly can be!

Why? One big reason is that the research shows that sugar causes a release of dopamine in the reward center of the brain — just like addictive drugs. In fact, sugar and many junk foods can cause massive dopamine release. For more information on this fascinating subject, see this article in Science Direct

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How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

Posted on: February 22, 2016

Believe it or not, spring is only four weeks away, and that means that travel season is right around the corner.

I often work with patients who have neglected a plan to maintain their health while traveling. I encourage you to take positive steps to stay healthy while you’re traveling for business or pleasure. The ideas below are simple yet very effective for staying healthy on the road.

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Take Care! The Flu Is Almost Everywhere

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Well, the good news is that the flu could be worse here in California. The bad news — not by much.

This map from the Centers for Disease Control shows that influenza is widespread throughout much of the country as of Jan. 9. In California it’s affecting the entire region.

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Tis The Season – To Be Stressed Out!

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Tis the season — to be jolly! Problem is, jolly turns to stressed-out in the wink of an eye. Wait… are you jolly during this holiday season? Or are you stressed-out, worried and tense?

How are you feeling as we count down to 2016?

At this point in the year, there is often an increase in the stress of our daily life. The holidays can put a burden on our health, causing even more anxiety as the body attempts to compensate for everything that we are doing. The status of our compensation system is the topic for this month, “The Three Categories.”

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