Sleep!

I had the good fortune of listening to Dr. Thad Shattuck (Medical Director, Center for Sleep Disorder at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine) speak at the Maine Nurse Practitioner Association Conference a couple of weeks ago. I loved what he had to say and found his approach quite integrated. I thought I’d . . . → Read More: Sleep!

Osteoarthritis is Preventable

I have a family history of osteoarthritis. I spent many years thinking that eventually my joints would ‘wear out,’ resulting in debilitating pain and requiring replacement just as I witnessed my mom and her knee, my aunt and her shoulder, and my grandmother and her hip. I was certain I was destined to have . . . → Read More: Osteoarthritis is Preventable

What Should I Eat for Breakfast?

It’s January and we are on the health bandwagon. Something about a new year, a clean slate, and a fresh start inspires us to live better. One of the most common questions I get is, ‘what should I eat for breakfast?’ Many of the women I care for have specific dietary limitations, so not . . . → Read More: What Should I Eat for Breakfast?

Hygge: The appropriateness of the trend.

 

A couple of weeks outdated, but no less relevant today: It’s snowing and cold and everyone is home.

Hygge.

Prononunced “hoog-uh,” kind of rhymes with sugar.

It is a Scandanavian word with no exact English translation, but communicates the concept of seeking joy in whatever situation you find yourself. It invokes concepts of . . . → Read More: Hygge: The appropriateness of the trend.

Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease: Making Sense of the Connection

 

I want to explain to you the root cause of autoimmune disease. Hang in there through the science language – it’s worth it. You will never look at autoimmune disease the same way again.

Some say which autoimmune disease you have is not important – what is important is resolving the underlying intestinal . . . → Read More: Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease: Making Sense of the Connection

Menu Planning, Alas!

This September my daughter started high school. My husband also happens to be teacher. This means my lifestyle is, in large part, dictated by the school calendar. I am as grateful for the resumption of routine in September as I am relieved to see it go in June. Routine helps me better plan meals . . . → Read More: Menu Planning, Alas!