Dietary Trends For 2017

Here we are already mid February, I thought now would be an appropriate time to bring up a point of two about dietary trends for 2016. As we speak, organizations with very directed health agendas are trying to figure out where to put their stake in the ground for the upcoming year and I have […]

The 16 Reasons You Can’t Lose Weight:

Chances are, if you are struggling to keep from gaining weight or struggling to lose weight, you have been on the internet searching for answers.  Likely, you’ve also tried more diets than you care to admit and my guess is you’re sick of the poor results you are getting. For this reason, I am going […]

I’m out of shape and I don’t know where to start

Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. I can’t count the number of times I’ve had this thought. When I was sick of it, I would just dive in and start doing something. After 3 or 4 workouts I would injure myself and vow that once I was better, I’d get back up and start again. Do […]

The Importance of Balance

I read an article this morning about dopamine and its effects on the brain with regard to internet porn addiction. The article talked about the negative attributes that a lack of dopamine imparts – low motivation, inability to focus, angry overreaction, depression, diminished libedo, decreased risk-taking and anxiety. An imbalance in neurochemistry can lead to addictive […]

The Problem With Energy Drinks

I’ll start out by saying that I am no longer on the stimulant roller-coaster. I quit caffeine when I developed test anxiety in medical school. For me, caffeine is something I ingest by accident, if the Barista made a mistake with my drink. Why am I done with stimulants? I get the shakes, I become irritable and I get […]

No shame to be blue

I’ve heard it said, that I might be brave. That I might be brave because I have had problems with depression and have admitted it. It’s not just that, it goes farther than that. I told more than just the people I live with that I had issues with it. I told the whole wide […]

Do You Have PCOS?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS is a condition that often shows itself at the onset of menstruation in young women. Delayed or abnormal onset of menstruation is usually the first sign and will often be followed with other symptoms which include excess hair growth in younger women in addition to hair loss in later years, […]

Does Coffee Ward Off Depression?

My eyes were diverted by a story posted on a major health site titled: 7 surprising facts about coffee. I’m easily lured into these traps more often than I’d like to admit, but I gave in to curiosity. It turns out this tease was a montage of reasons to justify our national dependence on caffeine, and […]

Why You Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Some people are able to go to sleep without thinking about it. The sun goes down, it gets dark outside, fatigue sets in and they go to bed. Others have to resort to medication, supplements and the use of background noise to get to sleep. Sleep is an extremely complex process driven by changing states […]