Inflammation – it’s the starting point for so many life-altering conditions and diseases. It’s also avoidable, yet every day millions of Americans prime themselves for health disasters – like cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many autoimmune diseases – by making choices that unwittingly promote chronic inflammation.
In my practice, we talk a lot about cultivating the good habits that are foundational to creating a healthy and happy life: wholesome real food, restorative rest, movement, relaxation, protection from toxins and connection. But in the whirl of our fast-paced, over-scheduled lives, there is another element which is often overlooked – and that’s joy.
Vitamin K. It’s one of those vitamins that people know they probably need, but aren’t entirely sure why. That’s in part due to the fact that vitamin K is actually a group of vitamins, adding to the general confusion over which K does what to support your health.
What’s one prescription I am always happy to dispense? Take two belly laughs and call me in the morning. Safer than any big pharma pill-of-the-moment and free of harmful side effects, laughter is one of the easiest things you can do to promote healing and well being.
Many of my patients are shocked to learn that their microbome, this microscopic community that lives on and in them, plays such a vital role in their health and well-being, including their weight, their mental state, and their moods.
Most of us have been programmed to believe that growing older is synonymous with getting fat, slow, forgetful, and sick. But I can tell you with absolute certainty that the years of your 40s, 50s, and beyond can be some of the most rewarding and vital you have ever known.