In the news – organic is the way to go.

In case anyone is still wondering 🙂 – two separate studies confirming that buying organic is a better choice. Below are some bullet points. If you want to read studies and articles themselves, please follow the links. Can Eating Organic Food Lower Your Cancer Risk? In a study, those who ate more organic produce, dairy,… Continue Reading


Cancer Prevention

In recent years there has been more and more reserach coming up about cancer prevention. It has always been my belief that we can lead a preventative lifestyle by eating healthful foods, being active, living mindfully and learning to deal with stress, then even if one gets seriousely sick at some point – being preventative… Continue Reading


exercise changes the physiological response to stress

Fighting stress isn’t just about feeling more relaxed – exercise is an intervention that changes the physiological response to stress. Great research, very interesting.   To counter exam stress, cram in exercise by ALEX HUTCHINSON Special to The Globe and Mail The engineering students at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany are like students everywhere: Exams stress… Continue Reading


Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny

I came across this amazing, informative article posted on February 24, 2015 by CHRIS KRESSER. Chris is M.S., L.Ac is a globally recognized leader in the fields of ancestral health, Paleo nutrition, and functional and integrative medicine. I wanted to share the article here as well as make sure to save it for my clients’… Continue Reading


British Medical Journal – Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease

Influenza: marketing vaccine by marketing disease The CDC pledges “To base all public health decisions on the highest quality scientific data, openly and objectively derived.” But Peter Doshi argues that in the case of influenza vaccinations and their marketing, this is not so. by Peter Doshi postdoctoral fellow Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore,… Continue Reading


What is blocking social mobility? Single parents.

A reblog of an article from Slate.com. Do I believe in a two-parent family unit? Absolutely. I believe that married parents family structure is an ideal setting for raising children. In our society however single parenting is very common, totally accepted, in fact almost glorified, in my opinion. When my mother got divorced, I was… Continue Reading


To stretch or not to stretch. And when?!

In my experience, dynamic stretching is definitely the way to go before the exercise, while static stretches, that should be held for at least 30 seconds, are best for the post-workout cooldown. But I am sure there are disciplines like ballet, dance, that you would absolutely have to do some serious stretching before. It is… Continue Reading


Health and wellbeing of the younger generation.

Is the younger generation healthy? Mentally? Physically? What do most parents in our society do for their kids? Most parents work. We make money to support our kids financially, to give them more opportunities and hope that they will be better off than we are. I had a successful career that I loved and where… Continue Reading


Just a few shocking statistics on health of our youth.

One in three Americans born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime if current trends continue. The odds are greater for minority children – nearly one in two will develop diabetes in the same timeframe.  Diabetes is increasing among U.S. children at an alarming rate, say researchers who report jumps of more than 20… Continue Reading


Reversing brain damage

I have a lot of respect for Dr Amen and his work at Amen Clinics. Methods they use and areas where they apply them are amazing. Using  Brain SPECT imaging (Single-photon emission computed tomography) they can address and treat conditions like: add / adhd anxiety / depression addiction age better autism spectrum disorders behavioral problems… Continue Reading


The role of microbes and autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illness.

Just a quick post to archive the article for a later reference. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2013 Jul;25(4):488-795. doi: 10.1097/BOR.0b013e32836208de. The role of microbes and autoimmunity in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric illness. Hornig M. Source Department of Epidemiology, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA. mady.hornig@columbia.edu… Continue Reading


Swiss chard for breakfast?!

This morning I woke up with a light headache, it is gloomy outside and chilly in the house, and I did not feel like having my green juice first thing in the morning. I was looking at all the kale and swiss chard my husband bought for juicing, trying to figure out what to do… Continue Reading


Health news of note: Smoking Guns

Another adverse consequence of smoking – and the effects may persist longer than thought earlier. Women who were exposed to tobacco smoking in utero are more likely to develop gestational diabetes when they became pregnant, new research shows. They were also more likely to be obese than the offspring of women who didn’t smoke during pregnancy. …tobacco exposure could… Continue Reading


Inspired by a salad

I am sitting here waiting for my 4 year old to finish her gymnastics class and eating by beautiful, colorful salad (arugula, red bell pepper, olives, avocado, and perfectly ripe mango with turkey breast on top). I had a very busy day, it is 4pm now and this is my lunch. I was famished, but did not have… Continue Reading


Health news of note – lung cancer/smoking, CV reduction via naturopathic medicine, childhood infections and Schizophrenia, disabling fatigue in teens, marijuana and IQ drop…

These great new studies and research results are definitely worthy information to make a note of. More women die of lung cancer than of breast cancer. But there is no “race for the cure” for lung cancer, no brown ribbon, and no group analogous to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. This just blew… Continue Reading


Debunking the paleo diet?!

Debunking the paleo diet: Christina Warinner at TEDxOU. Christina Warinner is a researcher at the University of Zurich, where she studies how humans have co-evolved with environments, diets and disease. This is a very interesting video, not even as much from a perspective of debunking the paleo diet, but from the points she does make about our ancestors. What… Continue Reading