Circadian Sleep

It is well known that those who don’t sleep on a healthy cycle suffer from health problems due to their schedule. The way that your body cycles levels of activity throughout the day is called your circadian rhythm. Since lifestyle choices play such a large role in how your body functions, it is important to maximize your personal lifestyle habits to reflect how circadian rhythms are innately programmed.

Flu Shot – yes or no?

Not only do flu shots NOT provide increased immune function/protection (“…inactivated influenza virus vaccines have not been correlated with protection from influenza virus infection.” 1), but flu shots have been shown to INCREASE YOUR CHANCES of getting the flu.2   I know, those statements seem to fly in the face of conventional wisdom …

Sugar – the devil’s food

Sugar wreaks havoc with many of the body’s physiologic systems and plays a central role in the current heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity epidemics. The culprit: plain old sugar, and its thinly disguised evil cousin, high fructose corn syrup.  Yes, they will kill you. Maybe not overnight, but over time, sugar and corn syrup-derived sweeteners will erode your health, leading to many fatal diseases.

Know your fats

Eating the right fats – healthy fats – will build and feed your beautiful body’s cells (and help you lose weight). Eating the wrong fats causes inflammation which is associated with nearly all lifestyle diseases:  heart disease, cancer, obesity, autoimmune disease, dementia, and of course Type II diabetes.