This is the first of a series regarding immune system boosters. With all the recent news concerning the pandemic and the annual flu, a quick reminder of supplements will encourage all of us! The usual rhetoric continues to stress hand washing, mask wearing, and social distancing. However, once someone has been diagnosed with a […]
Vitamin D3 – adults with normal kidney function can take 10,000 IU daily and may increase to 20,000 IU daily if symptomatic for viral illness Vitamin C – 1 gram (1000 mg) twice a day – increase to three times a day if symptomatic, we use livonlabs.com – they are producing more but may be […]
Fasting for Better Health and Metabolic Reset Fasting has received all kinds of attention in the media these days. In 2019, it was one of the most searched for diet terms on Google, and many weight loss experts are touting the benefits of fasting to the public. Our practice supports fasting because it […]
How is your gut health? Did you know there are billions of beneficial bacteria living within us? Bacteria is what makes up our microbiome-an integral part of our internal ecosystem that benefits our gut health and immune function. Your microbiome is home to trillions of microbes, which are diverse organisms that help govern nearly every […]
What is your relationship with sugar like? Do you always say YES to cake at parties and YES to chocolate for dessert? Our bodies need sugar- but we are eating excessive amounts in America- to the point it is hurting our health. Have you picked up a 7 year old lately? That’s how […]
Leaky gut is the result of a lack of intestinal enzymes necessary for digestion to happen. If the body cannot digest correctly, it cannot absorb vital nutrients. When this happens, you can experience immune dysfunction and hormone imbalance. Abdominal bloating, excessive gas and cramps, fatigue, food sensitivity, joint pain, skin rashes, autoimmune issues…. Do you […]
The Connection Between Food and Mood Click Here to See The Original Blog The role of nutrition in the development of mood disorders has recently become a central focus of clinical research. In recent years, public awareness of the intimate relationship between the brain and mental wellbeing has increasingly grown. The high metabolic and nutrient demands […]
For the Original Blog Post, please click HERE “Megan, come into the living room now,” my mother-in-law screamed on New Year’s Day 2018. She was ecstatic because every morning talk show was predicting intermittent fasting would be the hottest dietary trend of 2018. They were right. Everyone used to think Dr. Jason Fung and I […]
Carolyn Burris, MS, Nutrition Forum Health Knoxville February 20, 2019 Feeling under the weather and a cold or virus coming on? You have choices! So, let’s take a healthy step by making this tasty immune fighting soup. Here are some of the benefits in the soup’s ingredients. Coconut Oil– has […]
In high school biology genetics is introduced as merely a game of human roulette, determining hair color, eye color, and what diseases you are most at risk for developing. A common lab activity is rolling dice to determine which characteristics you might receive. Epigenetics shines new light on the basic understanding of DNA. We used […]
Breast cancer is a terrible disease, and early detection is vital to a healthy prognosis. How can we screen early without the radiation exposure? Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging.
Medical Bills. A horrible enemy that attacks the family budget. They just don’t stop coming. One surgery, one accident, one runny nose; the bills just keep flooding in the mailbox. You’re not prepared, and bills have got to be paid. What is your defense mechanism?
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As the holidays get closer, the temptation to indulge in unhealthy seasonal treats in creases. Here’s why you shouldn’t forget your veggies this winter…
The cooler seasons brings temperatures that challenge our immune systems. Here are 4 foods to build our health and keep our immune system hardier through the fall and winter.
You’ve no doubt heard the old saying “You are what you eat.” Well, recent medical research has highlighted links between diet and improved mental functioning, raising the distinct possibility that, in fact, “You think what you eat.”
That could be encouraging news for youngsters diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seniors struggling with the onset of dementia and anyone who desires to think more clearly and focus for longer periods of time.
Lots of foods are rich in the vitamins and other nutrients that can boost cognitive functioning, some which are well-known and others that are less-familiar. Among them:
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” said Benjamin Franklin. This statement holds true in many areas of life, including meal planning. Here are some great online resources for planning meals in advance.
If you have not been committed to healthy eating, a lifestyle change is needed and foundational in improving your body’s ability to remove toxins. You can start today by making healthier decisions about what you eat.
Budgeting, saving, and investing are essential pieces to our financial puzzle, but could you be missing out on important programs designed to help you save and be healthier? Employer-provided benefits such as the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) are a prime example of expense-saving programs that often go unused.
“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” -Let It Snow lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Wintertime in Tennessee is a great excuse to download or buy a new book and then get lost between its covers. My favorite for 2012 is “Wheat Belly” by Dr. William Davis. This is a fascinating and fun read describing how the amber waves of grain of our grandparents are barely recognizable as today’s genetically modified dwarf grain. This leads to potential digestive disorders, increased inflammation, and ultimately malabsorption of nutrients.
Did you know that wheat products elevate blood sugar more than Snickers candy bars or ice cream? As blood sugar (glucose) rises, more insulin is released from the pancreas. This allows entry of glucose into the cells of the body, converting glucose to fat. The higher the blood glucose after eating, the greater the insulin level leading to more fat being deposited, especially in the abdomen. The bigger your wheat belly, the poorer your response is to insulin, in turn leading to insulin resistance which can trigger diabetes.
This year for National Nutrition Month the American Dietetic Association is promoting “Eat Right With Color”. Scientists have discovered major health benefits packed in the color of fruits and vegetables. The powerhouse chemicals responsible for this are called phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are what put the brightness in tomatoes and strawberries and the brilliant color in oranges, carrots and kiwi.
Breakfast is quite literally “breaking the fast” that you have been in all night. During the night your body is using up a large portion of your stored carbohydrates. Once morning comes, you need to refuel and replenish that storage to provide energy for the day. Without starting your day with a plentiful breakfast, your body will go into starvation mode and start breaking down your muscles for fuel. If weight control is your concern, this is the last thing you want to do.
Click Here to Read the Original Blog Exercise, Hormones & Weight Loss: Q&A with Sara Gottfried, MD A personalized lifestyle medicine approach to exercise prescriptions by Sara Gottfried, MD Exercise is key to overall health, but sometimes the wrong approach can do more harm than good. It’s likely one of the reasons you’ve encountered patients […]