Plenty of sunlight needed for a good night’s sleep

Sep 08, 17 Plenty of sunlight needed for a good night’s sleep

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It’s now common knowledge that nighttime exposure to computer, tablet, and TV screens sabotages sleep —the light they emit simulates sunlight, thus suppressing sleep hormones. However, plenty of daytime sunlight is vital for good sleep. Most of us don’t get near enough. Research shows the average person spends less than an hour a...

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Functional medicine alternatives to NSAID risks

Sep 01, 17 Functional medicine alternatives to NSAID risks

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If you complain of mild to moderate pain a doctor will freely prescribe NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. However, they are not benign as you think, especially if taken long term. NSAIDs are linked to numerous health complaints. Common brands of NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve)....

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Eating yourself sick: Insulin resistance and disease

Aug 14, 17 Eating yourself sick: Insulin resistance and disease

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The road to chronic disease — from arthritis to heart disease — is paved with sugar and refined carbohydrates. It’s a freeway that leads straight to insulin resistance syndrome, given the right conditions, most notably being overweight and inactive. The devastating chain of events that leads to chronic disease goes like this: Carbs...

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What your gut bacteria need to eat to survive and thrive

Aug 14, 17 What your gut bacteria need to eat to survive and thrive

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You can eat fermented foods every day and take all the probiotic supplements you want, but if you aren’t also feeding those intestinal bacteria what they want, you could be throwing your money away. That’s because to thrive and multiply, healthy gut bacteria need to eat. And what your gut bacteria like best is fiber. Recently...

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