Your Fickle Gut Bacteria

Your bacteria are what you eat. Our intestines are home to the most numerous and diverse colony of bacteria in our body. These microscopic organisms play an active role in our health, producing chemicals that influence the function of the intestines and consequently nearly every organ system in the body- from the brain to the…

What are You Bringing to the Table?

Ask yourself this question at your next meal. It is a very simple way to take a pause and check-in. You can do this in a number of ways: How hungry am I? What thoughts and emotions am I feeling? Am I tense or relaxed? What am I about to eat? How do I feel…

Weight Loss and Health

The way we categorize body weight makes it appear that you have to fall into a certain range to be healthy. Based on BMI (an estimation of body fat based on weight in relation to height), it is officially know as “normal weight”. But is this true? One way to evaluate this question is to…

Health at Half Time

Welcome to the second half of the year. Summer brings longer days, warmer weather- except for us coastsiders where the fog has set in- and maybe a chance to slow down and reflect on the year so far. I am taking advantage of this calendar moment to look back at some of the highlights in…