Should you use protein powder?

One of the most common questions I get is “Do you think protein powders are helpful?” My answer is, “Sometimes.” Here’s why I say that—let’s take a crash course on protein powders. What’s in that scoop? Protein is a macronutrient found in foods such as meats, dairy products, eggs, nuts and beans. Proteins are made […]

7 Steps to better sleep

It’s an interesting phenomenon that two of the most common complaints that people report to their doctors are excessive sleepiness and too little sleep! One can fuel the other and cause a vicious poor sleep cycle. Now, we all occasionally have a night where we’re staring at the ceiling, but usually, by the next night we have an opportunity to […]

What Michael Phelps and I have in common…

While I can assure you that I enjoy swimming laps in my back yard pool, gold medal-winning swimming abilities are not what I have in common with Mr. Phelps. It’s cupping! Yes, Michael Phelps created quite the stir at the Rio Olympics with the circular purple spots on his back from “cupping”—a healing therapy that […]

Rates of this “silent” disease are increasing…

If you are an adult living in America chances are good you are or soon will be hosting a sneaky, silent disease that lies dormant, but can eventually rear its ugly head and leave you flat on your back (or on the operating table). I’m talking about diverticulitis. Here’s what you need to know about […]