Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it kicks off the winter holiday season at our house. And while this year our celebrations are turning out to be very different from what we do traditionally, we are doing our best to embrace the changes and looking for ways to make meaningful connections with our family andContinue Reading »
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Sleep: The Foundation of Good Health
For many hundreds of years we have known the functions of three of the 4 basic drives in life-to eat, to drink, and to reproduce. But for fourth main biological drive—to sleep—has eluded science for years. Scientists asking “why we sleep” may have been asking the wrong question. All animals sleep and sleep persists withContinue Reading »
Fortunate to be inconvenienced
So many things come to mind just at the mention of 2020. It is a year that all of us will look back on with a clear before and after. It is a transformative time on every level and I have not met anyone who has not been affected in some way or another. For some, staying atContinue Reading »
Heart Health: Improve Your Sleep and Reduce your Stress
It’s the end of February and we’re closing out the series on heart health. Today I want to share with you some information about sleep. You may have been hearing more and more about sleeps importance lately in the news. Here is what I have been learning.Sleep is an important part of our daily routine and spend aboutContinue Reading »
Heart Health: Improve Your Diet
The AHA recommends that “individuals consume a variety of fruits, vegetables, and grain products, especially whole grains; choose fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, poultry, and lean meats; and eat fish, preferably oily fish, at least twice a week.”This sounds similar to the Mediterranean Diet that has been shown to be one of the bestContinue Reading »
Heart Health: Get Moving!
The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that we get 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity every week. Sounds simple doesn’t it. But here are the questions I am asked about this recommendation.What is considered moderate? According to the AHA moderate activity means that your heart is beating faster, but you can still carry on a conversation. In warmer weather orContinue Reading »
Women’s Heart Health
February. What comes to mind? Ground Hog’s Day? Leap Year? Your brother-in-law’s birthday? Valentine’s Day? I think about all of these and I am also reminded that this is the month where the medical community brings awareness to heart health. During this month, I will be taking time to talk to you about your heart health. DidContinue Reading »
My Answer to A Question I Get Asked Frequently
What do my bowel habits have to do with pelvic pain or urinary problems? In this week’s blog I am going to answer a question I get frequently when I ask people about their bowel frequency, stool consistency, etc. when they are coming in to see me about urinary issues or pelvic pain. “Why do youContinue Reading »
Soup is Good for the Soul
So this week, I have had the first verse of the poem, Chicken Soup with Rice stuck in my head. When son number one was in kindergarten, he and his class had to memorize it. It goes like this:In January it’s so niceWhile slipping on the sliding iceTo sip hot chicken soup with riceSipping once,Continue Reading »
New Year, New Decade: Where are you heading?
It’s mid-January 2020! How did that happen already?How many of you made resolutions for this year? Started strong? Told yourself this year was going to be different? I have been thinking a lot about what this year may bring. And to do that I have been spending time thinking about and processing what happened in 2019.Continue Reading »