By Adonica Nichols, LPN
Sometimes the winter months can take a toll on our emotional and physical wellbeing, especially for those who are used to being outdoors during the summer months. With shorter days and colder temperatures, energy levels can drop, stress and anxiety can rise, and the lack of daylight can…
By Elizabeth Boham, MD
As a functional medicine doctor and nutritionist, I always strive to use food as medicine.   Walnuts are a wonderful food packed with so many necessary nutrients that keep us healthy and prevent disease. Here are the 5 reasons I love walnuts! Walnuts are full of healthy fat…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Nutrition and wellness trackers are all over the app store, but identifying which ones are best is tricky to say the least! The apps below were chosen for their unique features that make healthy choices easier. Cron-o-meter What is it? Cron-o-meter is a fitness and calorie-tracking app. This…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Meditation is a superb way to wind down after a stressful day.  It can help you transition from work to life at home, soothe a worried mind, and fall into a restful night’s sleep.  However, it can be tough to fit a new habit like this into a…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
It’s likely that your phone isn’t very often far from your fingertips. From emails for work to catching up with the whereabouts of your kids — there always seems to be a reason to grab for your phone.  Since it’s so close, you might as well have some wellness-focused apps…
By Lisa Dreher, MS, RDN, LDN
Limit caffeine: Caffeine can cause tightening of the blood vessels and a sharp rise in blood pressure soon after consuming. This may be due, in part, to caffeine’s stimulation of the adrenal glands to release stress hormones. A little might be OK, but you should talk with…