- December 1st, 2013
They’ll be here in no time, and over before we know it. The holidays always seem to come and go in a flurry of planning, parties, and overindulgence. But there is something that tends to stick around long after the frenzy is over: the Holiday Half Dozen. Spare tire. Winter weight.Keep the seasonal pounds offBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- November 1st, 2013
It doesn’t take a randomized, double-blind, clinical study to observe that, as we age, we become more susceptible physically, mentally, and emotionally to the negative effects of prolonged stress.Unlocking the secret to vitality in the golden yearsBy Donnie Yance, MH, CN
- September 1st, 2013
Sugar metabolism is a beautiful thing. Here’s how it works: Food is converted into blood sugar (glucose). The pancreas secretes insulin, a hormonal messenger that tells cells to take in glucose. Cell membranes are then activated to allow sugar inside cells, where little power plants convert it into energy.Protecting metabolic health and avoiding diabetesBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
- January 1st, 2013
Researchers have found that not getting enough shuteye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing their ability to respond to insulin by 30 percent.
- July 1st, 2011
Take advantage of the warm weather and hit the pool to torch calories this summer!
Although it may not be as easy as lacing up your running shoes for a quick jog, the
payoff is totally worth the extra effort. There is hardly another workout that burns as many calories, firms the entire body, and provides the low-impact exercise that swimming offers.
- August 1st, 2008
Make sure you get enough calories each day. If you don’t, your body will sense the danger of starvation and actually slow down your metabolism, says Mark Hyman, MD, author of Ultrametabolism (Simon & Schuster, 2008). A quick way to figure out how many calories you need every day: Calculate your resting metabolic rate.