Seasonal Influences on Hormones, Body Fat, Fertility, & Immune Function

How Widespread Changes in DNA Expression Influence Health & Disease

Crisp, cool morning air, the trees afire in their autumnal senescence, the crunch of the first leaves under our boot soles, and the promise of warm apple cider donuts at weekend farm visits… its what many New Englanders wait all year for… we’re spoiled.  Peak leaf season is right around the corner and we’ll embrace […]

How to Use Nutrition to Help Combat Addiction

Though the rates of cigarette smoking, alcohol abuse, and cocaine use have declined in recent years, addiction to these and other substances continue to be a serious problem. Sometimes addiction can even start with a prescribed medication that may have been very beneficial to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life at the time. 2.5% […]

Forest Medicine and The Science Behind Shinrin-Yoku

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Less than 0.01% of our species existence has been in our modern, urbanized surroundings. (1) Throughout the 99.99% of our species’ time before this urbanization, we had many more interactions with nature and subsequent adaptations of our immune system, genetic expression, microbiota ecosystem, and stress response. Our bodies react to airborne plant compounds and work in symbiosis with […]

How Reducing Toxin Exposure Can Promote a Healthy Weight

How Reducing Toxin Exposure Can Promote a Healthy Weight

It may not surprise you that the majority of my patients come in with some level of concern about their weight. Even if it is not their primary concern, the issue is on their short list. Certainly part of that comes down to societal constructs of what we think we should look like, comparing perfectly […]

Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

Tried & True Ways to Stick to Your Health & Fitness Goals

We’ve all been there. You set a goal for yourself… to quit smoking, to lose weight, to be stronger, to eat healthier… but you lose track. You maybe don’t even know when you veered off course, but you find yourself no longer following the plan. Right around February 1st the gyms are already thinned out […]

10 Things You Can do to Help Control Healthy DNA Expression

If you have a parent or other family member with a health condition like high cholesterol or cancer you’ve probably considered you may have a genetic predisposition for those conditions. Though this may be true, it doesn’t mean you can’t influence your risk. It’s no secret that diet and exercise can have positive influences on […]

Red Meat: Friend or Foe?

This post was originally published on Whole Health Wellness Center’s website. Historically, it has been accepted in the medical community that increased consumption of red meat increases all-cause mortality including cardiovascular disease and cancer (especially colon cancer). [1] However most of the studies that indicate such results often do not differentiate between processed and unprocessed meat or other […]

Hide Heaps of Veggies in These 3 Delicious Dinners

Garden Chili, Double Dose Veggie Pasta, and Tantalizing Turkey Loaf

Have picky eaters that won’t eat vegetables? Or struggle to get all the servings of veggies in you should for you or your family? Here are 3 recipes I go to frequently that are both veggie-packed and delicious. Try the Garden Chili, Double Dose Veggie Pasta, or Tantalizing Turkey Loaf if you’re looking for a new […]