A Healthier Sort of New Year’s Resolution

I follow a number of other functional medicine doctors on social media, and I have to admit that many of the messages they share have orthorexic undertones. They talk about “eating clean” and following borderline extreme diets, and avoiding this, that or the other food group. Don’t get me wrong, extreme dietary interventions have their … More A Healthier Sort of New Year’s Resolution

4 Types of Exercise That Are More Important Than Cardio

Most fitness blogs tend to have weight-focused undertones. The language that the media uses when talking about exercise emphasize terms like “tone” and “slim” and “body fat percentage” which drives me completely crazy. Of course, there are metabolic benefits to exercise (specifically in terms of blood sugar control) and exercise does have stress-relieving effects when … More 4 Types of Exercise That Are More Important Than Cardio

Meals Lately + Other Musings about Veggies, Exercise & More…

I don’t know about you guys, but for me it feels like January is flying by! This so isn’t my usual when it comes to the snowy, dreary winter seasons. Most years, the long, dark days seem to drag on. But life has been busy for me over here in Chicagoland, and as my work … More Meals Lately + Other Musings about Veggies, Exercise & More…

4 Things That Matter More to Your Health Than Your Weight

This is the most common time of year (followed only by bikini season) for making weight-loss goals. Really, there’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight, and I would never shame someone if they told me that it was a goal of theirs. My problem isn’t with the weight loss itself, because in many cases, … More 4 Things That Matter More to Your Health Than Your Weight