Why Your Doctor Wants You to Go Take a Hike

Around the world doctors are addressing diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, mood disorders, and more with an age-old prescription: Go to the mountains. What do you do when life gets stressful? As a medical student, there are weeks when I start to feel overwhelmed by all the study material, the tests, and the …

A Healthy Dinner for Men: Foods and nutrients for optimal men’s health

Men’s health is a subject often overlooked. Many American men have a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, which sets the stage for the development of several diseases including prostate health, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Good nutrition is vitally important for regeneration and repair, optimal metabolic functioning, and to prevent the development of …

Autoimmune and Subclinical Hypothyroidism in Reproductive Health

Part 2: Four Essential Nutrients To complement any alternative or conventional treatment for autoimmune or subclinical hypothyroidism women in the preconception stage can begin to fortify and prepare their bodies for a healthy pregnancy by eating a diet that encourages optimal thyroid function. Research has shown iodine, selenium, zinc, and iron to be essential nutrients …

Green Tea for HPV

Green tea, made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, is known worldwide for its healing properties. Research has demonstrated that green tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells, lowers cholesterol, protects against cardiovascular disease, increases fat metabolism, reduces symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, prevents abnormal blood clot formation, has antibacterial properties, and supports immune …

Herbal Mocktails for Stress Relief

Alcohol and stress often go hand in hand, so it is only appropriate that they share an awareness month. Often, when we are stressed we want to “get a drink” as a form of relaxation. However, it is important to remember that the amount of energy it takes to metabolize large doses of alcohol causes …