You Are More Than Your Genes

Welcome to the beginning of a several part posts on how we can beat predetermination, by consuming a lifestyle that is proven to reduce the incidence of numerous chronic diseases. We all have DNA. DNA is the script for our very selves. We often think of DNA as being the recipe for life. It determines…

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Why You Should Eat Whole Grain Bread

I love bread. When I eat bread, I make it whole grain. I like the seediest, nuttiest bread you can get. The more the whole grains, the better. I find that when it’s regular white bread, I gag, cough, and overall feel icky, but whole grain is a whole other story. Whole grains are REALLY…

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Tolerance Leads to Better Health

Tolerance Leads to Better Health Health and wellness have been lured in skepticism since the dawn of mankind. It’s understandable in many ways as to why. Years ago, I traveled to Nicaragua and Cost Rica. It was my first experience with a saw-called “bruja” or witch doctor. I remember standing in her clinic and asking…

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Why You Should Avoid Eating Meat

There is so much noise in diet these days. It seems everybody has an angle on how to get healthier. At Doctor living, we always turn of the research. While there is research out there that supports a ketogenic diet or an Atkins diet or a high protein diet, it does so only at weight…

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Why it is Important to Exercise with Weights

Exercise with Weights Regular strength training is an important part of regular physical activity. According to an article from Iowa State University, “lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for heart attack or stroke by 40-70 percent. Spending more than an hour in the weight room did not yield…

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Nature and Wellness

Remember that wellness isn’t a day at the spa, but rather achieving one’s maximal potential. As such, we are interested in all things that can help us do that. We are natural, biological beings. If you believe in that from dust we come and from dust we will return, we are made of the Earth.…

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Workplace Wellness

Wellness is a journey, best done as a group. We spend nearly ½ of our awake lives at work, during our working years. If wellness is not practiced at work, we will spend ½ of our awake lives unwell. Creating wellness at work is a priority for nearly all employees. Insurance companies are invested in…

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Cancer Can Be Prevented

What if I told you that only 5-10% of all cancer was genetic? What if I told you that only 1 in 20 of all of us and our loved ones that get a cancer diagnosis were pre-ordained by their genetics to get cancer, meaning 19 in 20 didn’t need to get it? You wouldn’t…

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Developing the Subconscious Mind

What is our subconscious? Why does it matter? What can be done to ensure that it is built right? What is our subconscious? The subconscious is defined in Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness.” The subconscious was once pandora’s box. Dr. Sigmund Freud spent his career trying to…

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Financial Wellness

Today we are going to talk about financial wellness and its relationship to our own health and wellness. It’s interesting because over the years, financial wellness and health have been considered somewhat taboo. I can’t tell you how many times my patients have inquired about the financial implications of their health. Both from the perspective…

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