By Elizabeth Boham, MD
Screening for cancer is not the same thing as preventing cancer. Many of us go for our annual mammograms and colonoscopies, thinking that we are being proactive and preventing cancer. Although these screening exams and tests can be helpful for early detection, a healthy lifestyle is…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30, this is exactly how I felt.  My undergraduate and graduate degrees were in nutrition and exercise physiology and I practiced what I preached.  I was careful with my diet and exercised regularly.  My weight was in…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
You have probably heard the saying, Food is Medicine. Nowhere is this more evident than at The UltraWellness Center, where about 80 percent of our patients get better with nutrition intervention alone. But food is food, right? What could be so unique about the…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Eat more dark leafy green vegetables: These veggies are packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients that protect cells and DNA from damage. They are rich in fiber, folate, carotenoids, vitamins C and K, iron and calcium. They help support the immune system and reduce inflammation throughout the body.
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
If you have never heard of the vagus nerve, now is the time to learn! This nerve is a very important part of the autonomic nervous system, the part that controls involuntary action such as breathing. It serves as a communication pathway between the brain and the gut,…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Research shows that people with anxiety and depression tend to have more inflammation in their body. The standard American diet (otherwise known as S.A.D.) is loaded with inflammatory compounds such as sugar, refined carbohydrates, processed oils, preservatives and so on. Getting…