By Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ
Ah, Valentine’s Day, our annual salute to the universal theme of love, to those we cherish, and the sweet things in life. So perhaps it’s only fitting that the sentiments of love’s celebratory day takes the form of pretty heart-shaped boxes loaded with sweets and decadent, post-dinner, chocolate desserts. Who…
By BAILEY SHERAN, RN
Intermittent fasting is the practice of alternating between regular periods of fasting and eating. While people do this for a variety of reasons,  I’ll start by explaining how and why I became interested in intermittent fasting myself. I have been battling a metastatic neuroendocrine tumor for almost 15…
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 Dr. George Papanicolaou, DO
Addiction is a powerful force that can sabotage your life and hurt those who surround you. Whereas researchers once considered addiction a weakness of character, in recent decades we’ve learned that brain-chemistry imbalances often underlie addiction to drugs like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.
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 Maggie Ward, MS, RD, LDN
I recently wrote a blog post outlining the basics of a ketogenic diet and some of the benefits and risks. Since then, I have had more requests for recipes and questions about  allowing room for desserts if following this diet. Although it can be a challenge, there are…