Can Side-Sleeping Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s?

We’ve long known that getting the right amount of good-quality sleep is critical to a sharp and healthy mind. But it turns out that it’s not just 8-hours of solid sleep safeguarding your brain; it’s also the position that you cuddle up into each night. …

The Low-Carb, Low-Thyroid Connection

By the time my thyroid patients come to me, they’ve usually already jumped on the low-carb bandwagon. I have no problem with this; low-carb diets can be a helpful way to lose weight and reduce thyroid-related complications like obesity and cardiovascular disease. If you’re unfamiliar …

Grow a Garden to Guard Your Brain Function

It might not be obvious, but growing a home garden has been linked to longevity, boosts in emotional and social health, and healthier diets. So with that in mind, it makes sense how a home garden can also have a positive effect on your brain …

Diabetes Treatment And The Mineral You Can’t Miss

You’ve probably already heard of minerals like calcium and magnesium, but there’s an essential mineral that, while not in the running for “most popular mineral,” is just as important. That mineral is manganese. A recent study found that individuals with type 2 diabetes seem to …

Are You Active Enough to Protect Your Brain Against Cognitive Decline?

Physical activity has been shown, time and again, to prevent and treat cognitive decline. Exercise of any kind is beneficial for weight management, strength and agility, increased circulation and blood flow to the brain, detoxification, improved mood, reduced inflammation, better blood sugar control, and more. …

Diabetic Diet – 3 Biggest Nutrition Missteps

Managing diabetes can feel like a full-time job. Maybe worse is the endless amounts of confusing and conflicting information that make it almost possible to know how to best support health and healing. There are surely basics like eating whole foods, avoiding sugar, and drinking …

10 Fast Snacks to Support Balanced Blood Sugar

Balancing blood sugar is tricky if you are suffering from impaired glucose metabolism and diabetes. In healthy people, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose and shuttled to cells to generate fuel. Between meals, when glucose is low, the body can use glucose stores (glycogen) and …

Four Causes of Thyroid Damage You Might’ve Missed

Receiving a diagnosis and understanding that you have a thyroid problem is one thing, but knowing the root cause of your thyroid condition is another. The only way to overcome your condition is to address the causes first. Enter functional medicine. Utilizing the functional medicine …