December 3, 2018

    Can eating plant-based foods help our planet?

    In 2010 the food system emitted approximately 5.2 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions in form of methane and…
    November 14, 2018

    What can the Adventist Health Study teach us about eating plants?

    BOTTOM LINE:  Diets composed of mostly plants (vegetarian diet) are associated with lower risk of death from all causes.  Study Design: The study…
    May 31, 2018

    Can social media increase well-being and reduce social isolation?

    Whether we are standing in line at the grocery store or simply feeling bored, many of us have experienced that…
    February 15, 2018

    Is Coffee really good for you?

    BOTTOM LINE: Overall, drinking coffee is safe! Best benefits at 3-4 cups per day. Decaffeinated coffee similar to caffeinated coffee…
    December 29, 2017

    Can Social Relationships be the key to aging, memory and happiness?

    The bottom line:  Positive social relationships are associated with increased memory and happiness. Thanks to modern-day advances in medicine, the…
    November 22, 2017

    How healthy is Coconut Oil?

    It seems like everyone is into coconut oil these days. Lots of celebrities, chefs, trainers, nutritionists claim coconut oil can…
    October 29, 2017

    A simple breathing technique to improve stress

    Just take a deep breath- Can diaphragmatic breathing techniques improve attention and mood while decreasing stress? If you have ever…
    October 15, 2017

    Can vegetarian diets hinder athletic performance?

    We know that compared to a typical western diet, vegetarian diets tend to be rich in fiber, fruits, and vegetables…
    October 8, 2017

    The Remarkable Benefits of Okinawan Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

    The obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic continues to increase.  Although there have been multiple explanations, the central theme continues…
    October 4, 2017

    Can gratitude lead to increased happiness and improved well-being?

    The bottom line:  Taking time out of your day for gratitude can lead to improvements in mood, sleep, and overall…
    September 10, 2017

    Mindfulness Meditation may be the key to better Sleep!

    Bottom Line: Learning and practicing mindfulness meditation techniques can significantly improve sleep quality and reduce daytime fatigue. Anyone who has…
    September 3, 2017

    How the Okinawan diet can improve your health

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 80% of heart disease…
    August 17, 2017

    The Amazing Benefits of Olive Oil

    Let’s talk about all the amazing benefits of olive oil. Olive Oil is actually a wonderful, rich source of monounsaturated…
    July 30, 2017

    2015-2020 USDA dietary guidelines – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Key Points: The Good: USDA dietary guidelines emphasize low sugar, more fruits and vegetables, less salt. The Bad: USDA dietary guidelines come…
    July 30, 2017

    Is there any benefit to taking multivitamins?

    Vitamins are organic compounds needed for normal growth and development.  All vitamins, except Vitamin D, can be obtained from our…
    July 21, 2017

    3 natural steps to lower blood pressure

    Key Points A diet rich in fruits vegetables, low in salt and sugar-sweetened beverages along with regular exercise and weight loss is…
    July 20, 2017

    Can milk and dairy intake increase your risk of Parkinson disease?

    Bottom Line: Dairy intake (specifically low fat or skim milk) may be associated with a small increase in risk for…
    July 16, 2017

    Exercise can help your gut bacteria thrive!

    The human digestive system has become increasingly important in our understanding of chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, inflammatory diseases…
    July 15, 2017

    Is being a Doctor bad for your health?

    I love being a Doctor. There isn’t anything else I could possibly imagine myself doing. It is an incredibly rewarding…
    July 13, 2017

    Vegetarian Gluten Free Pancakes Recipe

    This is a super quick, super easy, super healthy recipe that helps satisfy your pancake cravings.  These are very thin,…
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