Archive for the ‘Healthy Eating’ Category

How’s That New Year’s Resolution Going?

    We’re a few days into 2016 now and, for many of us, an ambitious start out of the gate is slowing at the first turn. Why? The first workout or the first carefully planned meal usually goes well…

Efficient and Effective Digestion for the New Year

It’s that time of year again – when we strive to make sweeping changes for the better, often to see our resolve crumble in a matter of weeks.  As we’ve suggested before, try implementing smaller changes, and set yourself up…

Surviving Halloween

It’s the scariest time of the year, especially for anyone who fears the inevitable sugar cravings and dreaded extra pounds from Halloween indulging. Grocery stores are frightful places – you go in for your daily shopping and suddenly you are…

September is Prevention Month

Most chronic diseases are preventable. We know more about prevention than ever before, but the advice can be overwhelming. Rather than succumbing to information overload, why not choose one or two changes and see how you feel? Small steps can…

Eating Healthy

For optimal overall health and vitality, it makes sense to begin with an improved lifestyle.  Many symptoms of illness can be alleviated by eliminating or reducing sugars, saturated fats and processed foods and by adding exercise. These symptoms include but…

A Word About Nightshades

Mmm -- a fresh garden harvest. Enjoy with caution, veggie-lovers! I know, I was just telling you about how adding more fresh, organic vegetables to your diet will cure many ills, but as you clean up your act you may…

Lifestyle Change Tips from a Layperson

When considering a lifestyle change, guidance from a professional is key. Your doctors at Atlanta Functional Medicine have the well-studied research to support the change, and are qualified to tailor it to your unique system. While I've touched upon some…

Spring Has Sprung!

Yes, here it is in all its glory -- my favorite time of year! This is the time for fresh starts and rebirths as we see our perennial plantings returning like newer versions of old friends, and as we make changes…

Your Healthiest Self

You've probably seen the statistics -- the rate of obesity in the United States is hovering around 30%. Even those of us who are not obese will find that the lifestyle of our youth no longer yields the same results.…