Why Do I Keep Having IBS Flares?

Introduction I have treated numerous clients with IBS who were constantly trying to manage their symptoms. This means they were always researching different diets, treatments, and lifestyle changes to help control flares and make them less severe. However, one thing that really helped them understand why they get these terrible flares is learning about the […]

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & its Mental Health Benefits

There are many thought leaders who have pressed the ever so present 2nd pandemic which is occurring currently – mental health crisis. It is unlikely to fully grasp whether it was the COVID-19 pandemic that precipitated mental health issues or if this crisis was present prior but just ignored. Increasingly, primary care physicians are taking […]

Does Chai Tea Contain Caffeine

Chai tea, also known as Masala Chai Spiced Tea, is a traditional blend of Indian spices mixed with black tea. Oftentimes the spices are cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper, ginger, cloves, cumin, coriander, and star anise. What has made it more popular with American audiences perhaps were chai lattes which is simply chai tea and hot […]

Does White Tea Have Caffeine?

White tea comes from Camellia sinensea tea plants just as green and black tea, but the cultivation and processing are completely different. White and green teas are considered to be lightly processed. Specifically for white teas, their leaves are collected and first sun-dried on bamboo sheets. Then the leaves are quickly taken indoors to halt […]

Does Herbal Tea Have Caffeine

Herbal teas contain a significant number of compounds called polyphenols which possess potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. They help detoxify, reduce oxidative stress, and promote cellular channels that promote tissue repair. Specifically, the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is one of the most studied polyphenol. Increased consumption of EGCG has been linked to several health benefits […]

Top 5 “Clean Arteries Foods”: Foods that Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease

Cardiovascular health is a top cause of concern for many people, including athletes, seniors, and those with a strong family history of heart disease. Two aspects of life that we have direct control of when it comes to heart disease are engaging in adequate moderate-intensity exercise and the quality of our diet. Below are a […]

Top 5 Spring Anti-inflammatory Foods that Promote Wellness

There are a tremendous variety of spring vegetables that are now available. Now is also a great time to press reset on your health and overall wellness by increasing your intake of foods that are known to reduce inflammation. Anti-inflammatory foods are those that help to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Chronic inflammation is a […]

Top 5 Benefits of Drinking Olive Oil in the Morning

Certainly, we have all heard of the Mediterranean Diet and an anti-inflammatory diet with all of the health benefits it offers, like lowering the risk of heart disease, weight loss, and increasing longevity. One of the backbones of the Mediterranean diet is olive oil. Olive oil helps regulate blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of […]

Antioxidants and Anti-inflammatory Foods that Promote Weight Loss

Many people are thinking about the extra pounds that we, unfortunately, gained over the long winter period. Certainly, the pandemic did not help that situation and perhaps we found that our New Year weight loss resolution just fell through. So here are some excellent foods that are packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients that will […]

Cardio Core and Balance

Cardio exercise is so critical to optimizing your overall wellness and fitness. However, for those with balance issues or lower back problems, sometimes doing some cardio exercises can be quite challenging and harmful. Here I discuss some great exercises that combine core excises and cardio techniques that can help improve not only your balance but […]