Here in the land of plenty, quantity has long been king when it comes to food (The Big Gulp! The Big Mac! Super-size It!). And that, unfortunately, has made millions of Americans overweight, not to mention, sick and old before their time. How can we start reverse this health mess? By reinforcing the message that it’s the quality of our food that matters above all else. In this day and age, quantity is a killer.
Do you depend on sunscreen for skin protection? Millions of Americans do, but they shouldn’t rely on it alone. The rate of melanoma diagnosis is increasing. The consensus among scientists is that sunscreens alone cannot reverse this trend. Yet a good sunscreen can play a role in preventing sunburns – a major risk factor for melanoma – provided you use it correctly.
You may have thought about quitting sugar before but that 3pm craving for chocolate makes it difficult! Quitting sugar may not be easy, but it’s oh so good for you, and it truly gets easier the more you do it. Here is some inspiration (and scary facts!) to help you kick the habit.
Magnesium is so important for our wellbeing, playing a role in over 300 important enzymatic functions in the body. Yet most of us aren’t getting enough in our daily diets - due to depleted soil that our food is grown in and the prescription and over-the-counter drugs we are taking.
Not that long ago, mankind lived and worked mostly outdoors. Fast forward a few generations and now most of our time is spent almost exclusively indoors. By day, we’re sealed into windowless office cubes and by night, we’re holed up at home in a darkened room watching Netflix. We’re literally walled off from the natural world, not to mention other people.
To hundreds of patients, including celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Seamus Mullen (plus the millions more he reaches through appearances on the Today show) Frank Lipman, MD, is known as “Doctor.” And not just any doctor—he’s one of the country’s leading integrative health practitioners. But to Alison Stone, LCSW, he’s “Dad.” And in the halls of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City, he’s also her boss.