What exactly is a nutrient? Well, according to the Oxford Dictionary of English, a nutrient is any substance that provides nourishment that is essential for growth, but more importantly to maintain and sustain life. Nutrients include carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals and let’s not forget about how vital water is. While transitioning to a healthy lifestyle,… Continue reading So what exactly is a “nutrient”?
Med school has definitely increased my understanding and love for this amazing organ! On average your liver weighs approximately 3.5 pounds. It is the largest solid organ in your body and the size of a football by the time we enter adulthood. Now that we have taken a minute to think about a football in… Continue reading Love Your Liver
I was sitting in class the other day and our instructor asked a question about how a diet that is high in sugar can contribute to a rapidly expanding waistline and increased fat levels in our bodies. I had to pause and really think about what the connection could be and then all of a sudden I… Continue reading The sugar-fat connection
When it comes to how many hours of sleep a person needs, you have all probably heard several answers, but in reality the amount of sleep a person needs depends on their age and where they are in terms of development. For example, children and teens need more sleep than adults. On average adults should… Continue reading How does sleep affect weight loss?
“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one” –Jacques Cousteau Water: a relatively simple molecule, found covering over 70% of the earth’s surface and found in even higher percentages within our own bodies. Some may refer to it as H20, agua, or de l’eau, but whatever you call this 3 atom… Continue reading The Benefits of Drinking Water
After attending a seminar about naturopathic medical schools I knew that I had found a profession that was meant for me! As a friend of mine might even say, it was KISMET! Prior to attending the seminar I wasn’t 100% certain as to whether I wanted to attend a traditional medical school or go into… Continue reading The Healing Power of Nature
Do you rotate? What in the world am I even referring to? Simply put, do you rotate the foods in your fridge and pantry or do you eat the same 20-30 foods monthly? Although there hasn’t been much research done on the subject, there has been speculation that eating the same foods daily can… Continue reading Do You Rotate?