Oxytocin

Posted January 30, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

You know that sensual feeling you get when you give that special someone a nice hug or hold their hand?  Or the pleasure you experience as a parent holding your child’s hand? That feeling can be attributed to the release of a hormone called oxytocin.  When we engage with those around us, the release of… read more

Quick Snacks for Busy Times

Posted January 3, 2014 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Introduction Being on the go and busy with activities, we sometimes don’t think we have the time to eat healthfully and snacking can mean grabbing whatever is quick and easy, often a few handfuls of potato chips, something from the vending machine, or a stop at the drive-thru window.  But with a little planning and… read more

Serotonin: Gut and Brain Connection

Posted December 17, 2013 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Gut Feeling Ever get a gut feeling and wonder how you are feeling something in your gut? What about butterflies in your stomach? Isn’t the gut supposed to be for digestion, what is it doing feeling emotions? The gut and the brain are highly connected. In fact, the brain and the gut come from the… read more

Breaking Down Bone Broth

Posted November 22, 2013 | Nutrition & Health Tips

Introduction We often recommend bone broth or stock to our patients because we view it as a medicinal food.  Broth is a time-honored remedy believed to heal what ails you.  But what is the science behind grandma’s reason for telling you to eat chicken soup when you are sick? First, let’s discuss the difference between… read more

Why Essential Fats are Essential

Posted October 29, 2013 | Nutrition & Health Tips

All the craze in the 90’s said that fats were bad, and now we cannot hear enough about “good fats”. It’s true, fats are good, some essential. They are referred to as essential due to the fact that the body cannot make them itself. Instead, we must consume these essential fatty acids (EFA’s) from our… read more

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