Nutritional Wellness

Recall from previous discussions that Wellness is achievement of one’s maximal potential. Part of achieving this goal is the development of a health framework, by which you can begin to see your Wellness potential. Recall also that Nutrition is one of Doctor of Living’s 5 Pillars of Health. This brings us full circle then as…

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What is Wellness?

I heard someone recently say you know, like alternative med, complementary, functional lifestyle, etc. “Oh no,” I thought, “they aren’t all the same!” There are so many new definitions in health recently though, I can certainly understand the confusion. In fact, it’s hard to keep up myself. I thought that this might be a good…

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How to Make Your Love Life Better

Valentine’s Day can be a very special time for many of us. It reminds us of the importance of love in our relationships. Love is associated with healthiness, vibrancy, and life.   One of the most important parts of love is our love-life within the relationship. It’s our belief at Doctor of Living, that a…

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The Winter Blues

We all know what the blues are. I doubt anyone can truly say without a complete dissociative disorder that you haven’t experienced the blues at some point in your life. It might be the loss of grandparent or worse someone closer. It might be the loss of a favorite pet. Perhaps it’s the end of…

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Preventing Breast Cancer

Today is World Cancer Day. Thanks to the Union for International Cancer Control for organizing it and to all of the wonderful men and women out there who support this day. Per the World Cancer Day statistics, 17 people die every minute from cancer around the world.[1] The theme this year is “I can, we…

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Who Cut the Cheese?

People ask me often, “If there was one thing you could start doing for your health, what would it be?” My response is usually cut the cheese! By the way, my great grandfather was a dairy farmer, but times are changing. “Pizza and cheese” are the largest dietary sources of saturated fat[i] and neither offers…

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Cheat Death with Good Health

Nothing can possibly be darker than talking about death. If you walked into a party and started blurting out statistics on death, most people would run for the other room. Unfortunately, part of the way that we determine how to live needs to be by studying how we die. I have been at the bedside…

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Why cholesterol is an important health indicator

There are many numbers that people talk about when it comes to health. Your weight, your BMI, your waist size, resting heart rate. Cholesterol may be one of the most important. Recently, there has been some press which has attempted to lessen the importance of cholesterol. Certainly, any number taken in isolation has the potential…

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How Not to Die Cookbook Review

This is the best cookbook we own. We thoroughly endorse it and hope that you will consider purchasing it for your meal plans. There’s no dairy, no oil, no meat in the recipes in the book, so rest assured that it is plant-based. There is limited gluten for those with intolerance. It is not gluten-free…

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Walk Before We Run

Walking is the best exercise! It isn’t the most efficient way to burn calories, but it is the easiest and most consistent way that we move. A sedentary state is the opposite of walking. When we walk our bodies are physically active. This literally means we are moving our health in the right direction :).…

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