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What To Do When Diets Fail

Whether you vowed to follow a low-carb diet or exercise more, the most popular theme of New Years’ Resolutions is weight loss. That’s amazing, but… Most people who lose weight gain it back.  The statistics on this are pretty grim. A comprehensive review of 29 long-term weight loss studies found that more than half of …

5 Steps to Forming Healthy Habits

Still sticking to your New Years’ resolution? Only 25% of people stay committed to their resolutions after 30 days. Only 8% accomplish them.  Because here’s the thing. Breaking old habits and forming new ones is HARD. That said, there is solid research on how habits are formed and what we can do to be more …

How To Stop Stress In Its Tracks

It’s no secret that things are pretty stressful right now.  Nothing is exactly the way that it seems it should be.  So, I just want to give you a quick reminder of one of the BEST ways to relieve stress and feel like yourself again! GET MOVING Exercise is like a miracle when it comes …

Being Cheerful Is Good For Your Memory

Memory declines with age. You may be experiencing this yourself or have observed it in others. The thing is—not everybody is affected in the same way. Lots of factors might come into play, like genetics, nutrition, and lifestyle habits.  A new study, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that people who feel enthusiastic and …

Find Your (Circadian) Rhythm

Your circadian rhythm.  It’s your body’s natural response to the light of the day and the dark of the night.  In a healthy state, your circadian rhythm energizes you every morning and calms you every night. It regulates your hormones over a 24-hour cycle so you can sleep deeply and wake up refreshed.  But, lots …

Can You Sleep Off Trauma?

Trauma can disrupt your entire life—leaving you sleepless, anxious, and unable to focus.  It’s true for one-time experiences (like escaping from a wildfire) or everyday experiences (like working as a first responder).  If you’ve experienced past or current trauma, recovery takes time and can require support from many angles. But the beautiful thing is that …

Green Light Therapy for Migraines

Migraines can be absolutely debilitating, and the sad truth is that medications aren’t enough to help a lot of people. Natural approaches are often a better option, and now we may have a new tool in our migraine prevention toolkit! Green Light In a study at the University of Arizona, 29 people with episodic or …

Vitamin D and COVID-19 Risk

There’s new information on Vitamin D.  The first-ever study to examine the association between vitamin D status and testing positive for COVID-19 was just published in the esteemed medical journal JAMA! Now that’s something to take seriously. Here’s what the study found… The study looked at 489 patients who had been tested for vitamin D …

Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) and Weight Loss

There’s a lot of hype around dietary supplements. There’s also a lot of hype around weight loss. I’m not about hype, but I am about results. If you can use supplements to support a healthier metabolism and make it easier for you to lose weight….I’m all for that. Also, new research out of Oregon State University …