Your Brain and Sleep

5 Amazing Things Your Brain Does While You Sleep We spend nearly a third of our lives sleeping, an activity as crucial to our health and well-being as eating. We know that sleep makes us feel more energized and improves our mood. But, does the brain actually rest? Here we will take at what is […]

Common pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to a gluten-free diet:

Common pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to a gluten-free diet: 1. Filling up on gluten-free processed foods Although gluten-free products seem to be everywhere these days, many of these products are loaded with sugar and other filler ingredients making them even less nutritious than their gluten containing counterparts. Instead of reaching for packaged foods labeled […]

The Science of Love: Why We Fall in Love

The Science of Love: Why We Fall in Love Falling in love causes your body to release a flood of feel-good chemicals that trigger specific reactions. This is responsible for making your cheeks flush, your palms sweaty and your heart race. Levels of dopamine, adrenaline and norepinephrine increase when two people fall in love. Dopamine […]

February is Heart Health Month!

February is Heart Health Month! Did you know that exercise can make you smarter? When you exercise, blood flow to the brain increases and hormones are released that can help you learn. Aerobic activity that raises your heart rate and makes you sweat, also appears to increase the size of the hippocampus, the brain area […]

The Brains Behind Your Heart

The Brain-Heart Connection: The brains behind your heart. Have you ever wondered what controls your digestion or the number of times your heart beats? Think of your brain like a central computer that controls all your body’s functions, and your nervous system like a network that relays messages from your brain to your body parts. […]

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), a condition of severe, chronic tiredness, is a well-known term in the medical world and affects between one and four million people in the United States. However, since it was coined in 1988, considerable controversy has arisen over the term CFS. Many patients, advocacy groups, and experts believe the name trivializes […]

Transition successfully to a special diet

Are you considering going on a special diet, such as the autoimmune Paleo diet, the leaky gut diet, the SCD diet, or the GAPS diet? The thought of a major diet change can bring feelings of uncertainty and questions such as, “Can I handle this? What do I eat for breakfast?” Food powerfully impacts our […]

The functional medicine approach to high blood pressure

The most commonly diagnosed medical condition in the United States is high blood pressure, or hypertension, and blood pressure medications are among the top 10 most commonly prescribed drugs. However, these medications can cause undesirable side effects. It’s better to address the underlying causes of high blood pressure—research shows diet and lifestyle changes are just […]

How to go gluten-free the right way

Anyone concerned with health and wellness has heard about the gluten-free diet. Eliminating gluten is critical for those who have celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity. What many gluten-free newcomers don’t realize is that many common gluten-free foods contain ingredients that just promote a different set of health problems. In this article we’ll discuss how […]