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by It’s a familiar scene. You’re out at a café at lunch and you see a child and what looks to be their parent sitting at a two-person table. The parent is scrolling through their phone endlessly, picking at their meal, making zero eye-contact with their kid, and the child is playing a mindless game on an iPad or tablet barely touching their food.I feel disheartened when I see a parent and child “spending...
by If “wellness” is a result of our daily choices that lead to healthy balanced states of mind, body, spirit, lifestyle, and Social aspects, then how might various imbalances or unhealthy choices (stress, food choices, etc) affect our DNA or even our children?In this breakthrough study (Environmental Health Perspective , 2006 114:567-572), researchers showed that dietary changes of pregnant mice permanently...
by I was throwing it right at you! Why didn’t you catch it? You’re supposed to catch the ball!” This was a typical experience for me in physical education – the most dreaded part of my school day. “Thanks a lot, Pavita! You made us lose!” The taunting would continue through the end of class, but it didn’t stop on the court or on the field. It followed me into the locker room, where I was teased for being...
by Want to know my big needle mover for fast, lasting fat loss? It has nothing -- and everything -- to do with the foods you eat and exercise you do.The best thing you can do to stay lean and healthy involves a good night's sleep. I'm talking quantity and quality here. If you sleep eight hours, but wake up three times during the night to go to the bathroom, you're not getting high-quality sleep, and the...
by New York Times #1 best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He lectures worldwide on the important roles of nutrition and other lifestyle choices in brain health. His new book Brain Maker, reveals the powerful role of probiotic gut bacteria in brain health and is filled with practical, user-friendly advice that will pave...
by The heart is essential for good physical health, pumping blood through our bodies and removing waste from within us. Unfortunately, it is subject to a range of harmful agents, from the concrete to the intangible, and a majority of which is attributed to the choices we make in life. Some factors that lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks are less obvious than others, and all are important...
by “Stress has become such the new normal for me that I don’t know how to not feel stressed,” a friend recently confessed. “It’s almost like if I didn’t have a zillion things to worry about, my mind would start creating stressful thoughts.”She’s not alone. Relationships, kids, and finances become major stressors for just about everyone. So does maintaining steady employment. One study found increased...
by There is a major shift taking place right now that may have consequences even those of us who are condemning it may not fully appreciate, much less explain to others. Actually, this so-called "shift" has been in the making for decades but, because it is being implemented so slow and surreptitiously, many people aren't even aware of what is taking place. If they are aware, they either don't have the...
by Prostate cancer is very common among American men. According to Zero – The End of Prostate Cancer, the organization behind Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. While all men are at risk, over 65% of prostate cancer diagnoses are in men over the age of 65. There is one death from prostate cancer every 18 minutes in America.Prostate cancer can...
by Food addiction is when you eat for a state change, and keep eating in an obsessive way in the face of harm from it. I’ve written about my own struggle with food addiction in my new book The Hormone Reset Diet and in my last blog on food addiction. I outlined the ways that “Big Food” hooks you into food addiction and conditioned overeating through the targeted design of foods that combine sugar, flour,...