Video: What is Health?

I finally made it to YouTube! Watch my first video "What is Health" to get six tips on living a healthier life!

Sleep is a drug, and most of us need more of it!

Why do we get tired at the end of the day and then spend roughly one-third of each day unconscious? Here are some basics about sleep in general. Also, does lack of sleep cause dementia? What GI problems come from sleep deprivation? What can we do about all of this?

Last year I wrote down six things that eventually changed my life…this is #5.

I made a list of six things that needed to happen if I was going to turn my life around. I was frustrated with my then-current work-life situation, and kept falling into the same bad patterns but couldn't figure out how to break the cycle. After constantly feeling like I didn't have time to exercise or eat right because I was too tired or spent, one day I literally looked in the mirror and had an epiphany...

Fermented dairy products may reduce the risk of colon cancer!

Fermented foods are known as an excellent source of probiotics, and may have a variety of health benefits. Hard scientific data on these fermented foods is hard to come by however. Read about a recent study that suggests these foods may reduce the risk of colon cancer!

Junk food and cancer: Is there a link?

How many "foods" do we eat that were shaped by a machine into some pleasing shape and injected with modified fats and preservatives before being deep-fried, flash frozen and shipped out from a factory somewhere? A new study shows us the harm in eating ultra-processed foods.

GERD be gone! Nutrition strategies to alleviate acid reflux symptoms.

Treatment for GERD may include medications, but there are some diet and lifestyle changes that can help alleviate symptoms. This doesn’t mean that you have to eliminate all of your favorite foods! Take a look at the tips below and pick a few of the items to make small modifications to your typical routine.

Healthy eating to prevent colon cancer

The American Institute for Cancer Research has estimated that about 45% of colorectal cancer cases could be prevented through a healthy diet, physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight! This provides tremendous incentive for us to take control of our lifestyle habits and make a positive change.

Natural probiotic sources for a healthy gut

Most of these probiotic-rich foods are easy to find and add to your diet. Start by picking one or two of these foods to incorporate as a snack or part of a meal.

What is the link between meat and cancer?

So what does this all mean? Should you never eat red meat? Is this the end of the bacon cheeseburger? Of course not! When faced with information like this we really need to step back and look at the big picture. How much do you enjoy eating a juicy steak or a grilled hot dog on a warm summer day? What is the purpose of life? What is the lifetime mortality of someone who never eats red meat? (Hint: it's 100%.) Let's not forget that red meat is also an excellent source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and zinc...oh, and it tastes pretty good too!

Is coffee good for your liver?

Coffee is enjoyed all over the world, perhaps more than any other substance except for water and air.  We all are familiar with the stimulant effects of coffee, and independent of this effect caffeine is also a weak mood-elevating substance.  There are many social rituals that revolve around coffee too. In fact, this blog probably  … Read more