One Small Adjustment To Get You Ready For Swimsuit Season

As we head into another swimsuit season (at least here in Southwest Florida), it’s time to confront all the crazy weight-loss ideas that have been littering the checkout aisles and Facebook news feeds for weeks. I used to be shocked and appalled at the crazy things people do to lose weight, like cabbage-only or starvation. […]

Simple Lifestyle Habits That Protect Your Brain Health

For months now, I have been sounding the alarm about brain health, dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. I feel like I am standing at the crest of a hill, watching as legions of people march toward a cliff that is crumbling away, the closer they get. That cliff is chronic disease, chronic pain, dementia, and limited […]

A Simple Plan To Beat Brain Fog

Now that we are past the holidays, I want to get back to our discussion about brain health. I was reminded recently of a patient I treated years ago who complained of brain fog. Let’s call her Connie. Connie, Interrupted Connie was in her 50s when she first came in. She was elegant, well-educated, and […]

Your Official 2019 Wellness Checkup Checklist

Welcome to 2019! I hope this new year finds you blessed, healthy, optimistic and surrounded by people who love you. I want to get right into today’s topic: my 2019 Wellness Checkup Checklist. Time To Take Stock Of Life New Year’s Day is one of those great opportunities we have during the year to stop […]

Your Holiday Weight Loss Strategy

If there are two things that always seem to go along with holidays, they are: Weight gain Ads for miracle weight loss plans If you’ve been in the checkout line at your favorite grocery store lately, you’ve probably seen the ads. First, they shame you for your body shape, then they hold the carrot of […]

Healthy Brain How-To: Know The Risk Factors of Dementia

 Protecting your brain sounds like something football players would be concerned with. Every few years, the NFL makes updates to the design of their helmets, based on the latest research, to reduce the risk of concussion or brain injury. It’s a good idea, but it doesn’t help the rest of us much. I don’t suggest […]

A Three-Sided Attack To Fight Holiday Depression

The holidays are funny sometimes. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, according to Andy Williams, and I have to say I agree…for the most part. But this is the time of year when the people I talk to give me “that smile” when they’re wishing me a merry Christmas. You know that smile…it’s […]

Sustainable Wellness: A New Dashboard For Good Health

In last week’s “Wellness Wednesday,” as I was introducing our next Fundamental Foods and Friends guest speaker, Dr. Jacqueline Romero, I said the following: “Dr. Romero has a traditional family practice in Naples, but what she has mastered is the ability to help people use natural means to overcome disease and walk in sustainable wellness.” […]

Diseases The Mediterranean Diet Can Treat Or Prevent

Among the thousands of diet options that line the shelves at Barnes and Noble, few are as effective (and none are as ancient) as the Mediterranean Diet. Birthed in Old Testament times along the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea, this is how people have eaten in that part of the world for thousands of […]

What The Rest of the World Can Teach Us About Healthy Eating

I don’t know about you, but I love to travel. Some of my most-cherished life memories are set in far-away places. Costa Rica is a personal favorite of mine. There is something about stepping away from the daily routines of life and experiencing something fresh and new that excites me. It’s easy to lose yourself […]

Is Your Food Promoting Wellness…Or Sickness?

If there’s one comment I hear more than any other from my readers, it’s “for a chiropractor, you sure write a lot about diet and gut health.” There’s a reason for that. More Than Wellness…Wholeness As I often share here on “Wellness Wednesdays,” wellness is not just a well-aligned spine. Your bones, nervous system, organs, […]

The Holidays Can Be Good For Your Wellness

Here on “Wellness Wednesdays,” we talk about the things we can do for our bodies to maintain (or achieve) optimum health. Most of the time, we talk about nutrition, diet, and lifestyle issues. But wellness is a diamond with many facets. I talk to people almost every day who naturally associate the winter holidays with […]

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