Intermittent Fast Your Way Through the Holidays

Intermittent Fast Your Way Through the Holidays

 

By: Maggie Ney, ND

Intermittent fasting can be an effective tool to avoid weight gain and maintain metabolic balance during the holiday season. What I hear a lot this time of year is either, “I have no interest in indulging in holiday treats” OR “I will place no restrictions on what I eat this month but will detox in January”. Intermittent fasting (IF) presents a middle ground where you can have the freedom to indulge but an eating structure ...

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Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

Aging Gracefully Includes A Plan to Keep Lean Muscle

 

By: Bren Boston, M.D.

The slippery slope of lean muscle loss begins at a younger age than you would guess. The medical term for age-related loss of lean muscle is sarcopenia, and it starts in our 30’s. Sarcopenia occurs at a rate of 3-5% per decade. Less muscle means less strength, less stability, and less dense bones, which all increase the risk for falls and fractures.

It doesn’t have to be this way. You can fight against the loss of lean muscle ...

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Longevity Depends on Your Liver

Longevity Depends on Your Liver

 

By Bren Boston, MD

Your health depends on your liver. The liver is your largest solid organ other than your skin. It is located in the upper right corner of your abdominal cavity tucked under your rib cage. Your liver helps you digest and absorb fats and vitamins. It stores iron so that you can make red blood cells to circulate oxygen. It stores glucose for when you need a burst of energy. It makes proteins involved ...

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The Magic of Boswellia, Chamomile and Blueberries for Muscular Skeletal Pain

The Magic of Boswellia, Chamomile and Blueberries for Muscular Skeletal Pain

By Edison de Mello, MD, PhD

Warm weather means more motion and a 50% higher risk of achy muscles and joints. Luckily, you can keep moving with ease, naturally.
Boswellia

Question:

  • What is the ancient herb boswellia, and why might it lessen knee pain and arthritis in other areas, i.e., what’s happening within the body when we take it? What’s an appropriate dosage?

Answer: Frankincense oil, the common name for the resinous extracts derived Boswellia is part of the Burseraceae plant family. Derived from a ...

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Love Your Gut

Love Your Gut

 

By Bren Boston, MD

The human body is a marvelous contraption, but it certainly is not a modern one.  It developed ages ago before there were twinkies and McDonalds.  The human gut is the passageway for us to give our cells the nutrients they require to survive, and if we are mindful, to thrive.  This passageway was not meant to endure a constant flow of carbonated, highly sweetened, artificially colored phosphoric acid, otherwise known as cola.

Our gut is more than ...

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Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

Go with your Gut: Movements to Optimize Digestion

by Olivia Barry, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

Ideally, in just eight hours following a meal, we absorb the good nutrients and get rid of the remaining waste matter through the colon. Often these processes take much longer than eight hours, which runs our guts into trouble. Imagine perishable food that sits on the counter on a warm day. After eight hours, it’s rotten. Same in our warm bellies. In fact, when the plumbing gets clogged down yonder, a sort of ...

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The Buzz about Intermittent Fasting

The Buzz about Intermittent Fasting

 

By Bren Boston, MD and Maggie Ney, ND

The truth is you probably already do some intermittent fasting (IF) and don’t even know it.  If you don’t snack after an early dinner and eat a late breakfast, you have done a form of IF.  Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that sets aside a specific period of time during the day for eating while the rest of day is devoted to fasting.

There is not a one size fits all ...

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Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

Diabetes, Weight Gain and Metabolic Imbalances in Menopause

 

Maggie Ney, ND

Is it just a coincidence that a woman is more likely to experience higher blood sugar levels, higher insulin levels, and weight gain during Menopause? No, there are real, and significant, metabolic changes that occur in a woman’s body after menopause that are often ignored in the medical community. When we talk about Menopause our conversation is often brought to the cessation of fertility and the annoying, and sometimes debilitating, symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats. ...

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Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

Packing Healthy Lunches for our Kids

 

Maggie Ney, ND

It’s time to pack up school lunches again.  I do not hear many parents talking about the joy of packing lunches in the morning – the mornings are crazy and lunch packing is one of the first tasks that need to get checked off of our morning to do list. And I get it – I was thrilled when I did not have to pack lunches during summer. But with some planning, packing lunches can actually be ...

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Intermittent Fasting: What Are the Benefits?

Intermittent Fasting:  What Are the Benefits?

 

By. Dr. Bren Boston

Intermittent fasting (IF) has been associated with weight loss, improved brain health, improved energy, enhanced tissue healing, and longevity. Intermittent fasting can mean fasting for 16 hours overnight while eating during the remaining 8 hours during the day, or it can mean reducing your caloric intake to 500 cals/day for two non-consecutive days of the week while eating a normal healthy diet the other five days.

Research out of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has shown ...

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