August 5, 2019

Avocados are one of my first picks when fighting the melancholy blues because they are rich in tryptophan and folate ( one of the B vitamins) and are loaded with omega 3's, an important fatty acid that fights inflammation in the body and helps regulate our brain's neurotransmitters. In order for one's body to manufacture serotonin, which I call the "feel good" neurotransmitter, it needs plenty of tryptophan, a natural amino acid. Many studies are showing that lowering levels of tryptophan corresponds with a drop in serotonin levels, w...

December 4, 2018

According to studies from the CDC, The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and many others, more than half of holiday travelers report health problems, with stomach or GI issues topping the list. For example, just by touching the escalator handrails at the airport or handling your shoes at security you can pick up a flu virus or bacteria. That’s why health practitioners recommend: 

Tip #1: Frequent hand-washing during the holiday season – especially when traveling, and always before eating or preparing a meal. Al...

April 2, 2018

Did you know that running is one of the best forms of aerobic exercise you can do, especially when it comes to living longer? You might think I am biased since anyone who knows me, knows I spend more than an hour logging miles most of the days of the week, covering anywhere from 45-70 miles. That may sound absolutely "nutty" to some folks, but the sport truly has a way of de-stressing me and keeping me youthful and energetic. But even if you do think I am biased (and nutty :-) ), the facts are out there that support running as the top...

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