Sleep: The Magic Pill

As a culture, we’ve built a habit of sleep deprivation based on the belief that sleep isn’t  essential. Maybe you can relate to that voice inside that says, “I’ll sleep when I die.” I know I can! I’ve also declined sleep in the “name of productivity” too many times. Culturally, we seem to find it easy to get into the …

Your Surroundings. Your Habits.

Starting in January, a group gathered for the start of the six-week series—Lifestyle Changes: Finding the Healthy You. The class and ongoing conversations on the group Facebook page have been filled with great information. I’ve especially enjoyed hearing the weekly speakers expand on their area of expertise with the connections to health and wellness. For me, it has been helpful …

Your Genes. Your Health. So What?!

There’s a Reason They Ask About Family Health History We all benefit from understanding the basic concepts around genetic tendencies and family history when we’re thinking about our health. You’ve probably encountered the standard questions about family history when seeing your doctor. But how do we think about our health in light of family history, like why is it actually …

How About Finding Your Healthy You?

While watching the docuseries, Alzheimer’s — The Science of Prevention, I found myself really appreciating all the practical information. Then, I started to think that while the series is focused on brain health, it also provides an outline for how to improve a person’s whole-body health. The presenter neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, walks through how today’s actions affect our long-term …

September Stress?

The school year is here. And with it comes the stress of getting into a new schedule. These transitions with their countless decisions can be overwhelming. So how can you de-stress these type of transitions? You Know Something is Coming. Be Proactive. There is something to say about doing a little planning, especially before an expected transition like the start …