In my practice, I see 3 root causes behind people gaining weight: Addressing the Root Causes To achieve permanent weight loss, we need to work on those 3 root causes! Change Your Lifestyle 1. Exercise: To maintain a healthy weight, regular exercise is key. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise five […]
A good night’s sleep is essential for overall health and well-being. There are 2 stages of sleep: REM( rapid eye movement) and non-REM sleep. Both REM and NREM sleep are equally important in getting restful sleep. During the REM stage, we process emotions and consolidate memories. NREM provides a chance for our bodies to restore
We are what we eat! Not only what we eat, but how our intestinal tract works matters. Our intestinal tract starts from our mouth chewing the food, then the food moves into our stomach for digestion, the small intestine further digests the food and absorbs the nutrients, the large intestine absorbs the water and the
In times of stress, such as when our ancestors were being chased by a tiger, they had to run for their life. Our body’s natural response is to mobilize its resources in order to respond quickly. Our adrenal glands pump out the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline, which leads to the fight or flight response.
The Patient Nicolea, a 44-year-old male, noticed his sex drive had been declining in the last 2 years. He also felt more depressed and not as sharp mentally, and his exercise endurance declined. He was tiring easily. Even though he is relatively young, his testosterone was in the lower level of the normal range. The
The Patient Collen, a 57-year-old woman, went through menopause 5 years ago, and never received hormone replacement therapy. She had hot flashes, waking her up at night. As a result, she was very fatigued with mental fog. Worst of all, she was so moody that her primary care doctor put her on the antidepressant Zoloft.
The Patient Terri, 38 y/o woman, had a prophylactic double mastectomy and total hysterectomy due to Broca genes, her mother and grandmother both died of breast cancer. She experienced menopause overnight and was put on an estradiol patch, but she continued to have hot flashes. Worse, she developed severe insomnia, become very fatigued, and couldn’t function without
Our body is like a computer, the brain acts as the hardware, while the mind serves as the software. The brain uses neurotransmitters to communicate with other parts of the body, while the mind generates thoughts and feelings that manifest in our behavior and emotions. Everything we do starts from our minds. This is an
We live in a toxic world. Toxins get to our body every day from the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and skin contact. The older we get the more toxins accumulate in our bodies. Toxins trigger inflammation, which leads to all kinds of diseases, such as cancers, cardiovascular diseases,
We work with patients to improve their nutrition as part of a healthier lifestyle! Here are ten tips that we give to our patients more often as an easy reference. If you follow these practical tips, you’ll be well on your way to better health. Get started on a health plan today!