sleep

21 09 2016

When You Don’t Sleep Enough…

It wasn’t long ago that the standard advice for good health was: eat right, exercise and don’t smoke.  However today, health care professionals are adding another very important element to that list—get enough sleep.  It is interesting to note that before the electric light bulb was invented, people averaged about 10 hours of sleep per [...]

21 07 2016

Let’s Get Practical

People like myself, in the field of bettering health, are constantly reading up on the latest findings in areas of diet, exercise and mental wellness and trying to implement them.  Once in a while, we have clients who are already on a good path to health and wellness but they want to refine what they [...]

25 11 2015

Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease (part two)

In part one of this article, we covered the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and the risk factors that we can’t change and the ones we can.  In this article we will discuss dietary factors as well as the role sleep can play in prevention. Nutrition Our dietary habits turn out to be a very large [...]

4 06 2015

To Win the Battle of the Bulge

We all know how difficult it is to lose weight.  We all know the dangers of being overweight and we all know it just how lousy it feels.  Research shows that two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese and it is associated with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression and various cancers (Malik, Schultz & [...]

28 09 2014

It Just Won’t Come Off (Part 1)

It’s frustrating! You have changed around your eating habits or you have begun walking every day. You have cut out some of the higher calorie foods that you used to eat regularly. You really need to lose about 10 kilos (22 pounds) and as your health and looks are at stake, you have every incentive [...]