11:39 am

My Health Advice for the New Year: Stop Dieting

I love the New Year. There is something quite satisfying about allowing yourself to indulge over the holidays and then begin anew once the New Year arrives. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people intent on improving their health, diets just don’t seem to work. If you want to lose weight, gain energy and just feel better, then stop dieting and start following some basic guidelines about the food you eat. Read More

10:16 am

My Tips For Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

I don’t know about you but for me the holiday season is always a mixed bag. I do enjoy a lot about this time of year. I enjoy connecting with people I love. I enjoy spending quality time with my amazing daughters and wife Heather. And, I have to admit, I enjoy a lot of the corny movies, television shows and the music that comes out only once a year. That said, many of us experience a lot of stress over the holiday season. Between all the expectations, holiday parties and the endless supply of cookies and snacks, our health can take a real hit. So, here are my tips for staying healthy this holiday season... Read More

10:13 am

Lessons In Longevity: How Long Will You Live (and Live Well)?

You may be surprised to learn that people who do not smoke, exercise daily and eat well are up to 75 percent less likely to contract any disease in the course of their lives. Think about that statistic for a few seconds. I am talking about lifestyle choices we can take now that may allow us to not only live longer but to live disease free well into our twilight years. Researchers have discovered five areas of the world, known as “blue zones”, in which the inhabitants are 10 times more likely to live into their 100s and three times more likely to live into their 90s. These Blue Zones include Ikaria, Greece; Loma Linda, California; Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; and Nicoya, Costa Rica. Based on this Blue Zone research, Dan Buettner (www.bluezones.com) has come up with eight questions to predict your longevity. Read More

11:14 am

Taming The Sugar Monster

We all love sugar. In fact, we are biologically driven to seek out sweet stuff of all kinds. Sugar is the most simple, basic source of energy our bodies use so it only makes sense that we crave it so much. However, back in the day (think cave man and woman) sugar was not readily available. Early humans were generally forced to use fat as a source of energy. So, when sweet fruits were available early humans felt free to happily gorge themselves of as much of the sweet stuff as they could find. Read More

5:03 pm

My Journey Back to Health

In June of 2011 I was 43 years old and felt as if my life could be over. I had recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was feeling increasingly desperate and afraid. I was suffering from massive fatigue and brain fog characterized by an inability to think clearly along with unexplained numbness and tingling in my face and head. I was in bad shape and could no longer work or even be fully present for my wife and young daughters. Read More