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There is still a lot we don’t know for sure about what this winter is going to look like, but there is one thing I do know for sure: The healthier you are, the better you’ll be able to fight off infections.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

I don’t normally eat dessert, but Thanksgiving always feels like a reason to celebrate with a little sweetness. The problem with holiday desserts is that they often contain ingredients I don’t want, or the portions size is just too big. That’s why I love these...

The Real Secret to Staying Well This Winter

The Real Secret to Staying Well This Winter

It’s confusing. So much health “news,” so many people so sure of one thing or another, so much controversy, so many contradictions--it’s no wonder people don’t know what to think. But if you want to avoid catching a virus this winter (whether the cold, the flu, or,...

Your Holiday Self-Care Prescription

Your Holiday Self-Care Prescription

In November, as the holiday season looms, I’m tackling self-care because there is no better time to take a minute and remember what’s really important (your health!) as we all brace ourselves to deal with what will surely be a strange and atypical holiday season. Will...

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

I don’t normally eat dessert, but Thanksgiving always feels like a reason to celebrate with a little sweetness. The problem with holiday desserts is that they often contain ingredients I don’t want, or the portions size is just too big. That’s why I love these...

The Real Secret to Staying Well This Winter

The Real Secret to Staying Well This Winter

It’s confusing. So much health “news,” so many people so sure of one thing or another, so much controversy, so many contradictions--it’s no wonder people don’t know what to think. But if you want to avoid catching a virus this winter (whether the cold, the flu, or,...

Your Holiday Self-Care Prescription

Your Holiday Self-Care Prescription

In November, as the holiday season looms, I’m tackling self-care because there is no better time to take a minute and remember what’s really important (your health!) as we all brace ourselves to deal with what will surely be a strange and atypical holiday season. Will...

Deconstructing the PSL

Deconstructing the PSL

Maybe knowing that we’re all anxious to get 2020 over and done with, Starbucks released their famous (or notorious, depending on your perspective) Pumpkin Spice Latte in August this year. August! That’s more time than ever before for all you pumpkin spice afficionados...

Social Isolation and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Social Isolation and the Coronavirus Pandemic

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic that has resulted in people all over the world staying home and staying away from others. When we do go out, many (depending on where they live and their health status) must wear masks that cover their faces....

Deep Sleep And Brain Health

Deep Sleep And Brain Health

You want it. You crave it. You can’t wait to get more. But somehow, it eludes you. It’s sleep, and most people aren’t getting enough. A poor diet, alcohol, caffeine, anxiety, and stress can all interfere with a good night’s sleep, but what you might not know is the...

Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Non-Diabetics: Should You Try It?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring for Non-Diabetics: Should You Try It?

If you have diabetes, you are probably a pro at monitoring your own blood sugar. Whether you take periodic finger-stick tests throughout the day or you use the new continuous glucose monitoring technology, you already know how important it is to keep track of what...

What To Know About Fad Diets, and How to Actually Lose Weight

What To Know About Fad Diets, and How to Actually Lose Weight

If there’s one thing that never goes out of style, it’s a fad diet. “I’ll sell you X, Y, or Z for easy weight loss” is a trick as old as the hills. Sometimes it’s a book touting some special tricks you’ve never heard of before, an article or a membership site with...

Six Questions to Determine Your Exercise Personality

Six Questions to Determine Your Exercise Personality

Whether you are exercising at home, social distancing when you walk the neighborhood or hike the trails, or are keeping a treadmill-width apart from the next person at the newly re-opened gym, I hope you are exercising. Exercise is so important for your physical as...

How to Be Healthier at Home

How to Be Healthier at Home

I saw a startling article the other day, from a job discovery platform called DirectlyApply. It showed what remote workers could look like in 25 years. God willing, we won’t all still be stuck at home and social distancing for a quarter of a century, but I do suspect...

Meditating On The Move

Meditating On The Move

Meditation is an important part of my life (and an essential part of my stress management efforts), but people often tell me, “Oh, I could never meditate!” They say they are too impatient, they don’t like to sit still, they can’t quiet their minds, they are too busy,...

Bringing the Outside Inside

Bringing the Outside Inside

It’s gardening season and everywhere I look, I see gardening inspiration—splashy photos, planting guides, aspirational kitchen gardens, gorgeous flower beds. It’s all lovely of course, and when I’m at my horse farm in the Midwest where I have plenty of space, I get...

Garlic: Cure-All or Health Scam?

Garlic: Cure-All or Health Scam?

Those of us who prefer an integrative health and functional medicine approach to wellness like to say that “food is medicine,” and if natural medicine interests you, you’ve probably heard this phrase before. It’s not just a slogan—for hundreds of years, but especially...

Now more than ever, your health matters.

Now more than ever, your health matters.

Welcome to VibrantDoc! Now more than ever, your health matters.Today, many of us are looking at our health with new perspective. We are largely shut off from the health resources and activities we normally rely on, but this may be an opportunity for us all to consider...

How to start listening to your body.

How to start listening to your body.

It’s a loud loud world, but somewhere inside you is a still small voice guiding you…or trying to. No, it’s not your conscience, or the angel on your shoulder. It’s your body, and it’s got plenty to say about the choices you’ve been making and the way you’ve been...

Winning with vitamins: how to incorporate them correctly

Winning with vitamins: how to incorporate them correctly

Immunity is a hot topic these days, but I’ve always believed it is what underpins health in any situation. Whether it’s cold season, a virus is going around, or you’re feeling just fine, your immune system is always working vigilantly to keep you functioning at your...

The Science Behind Quarantine Cravings

The Science Behind Quarantine Cravings

It’s becoming an all-too-familiar scenario: You’re worried, you’re bored, you’re uncertain about the future, and all you want to do is eat. Cravings are one of those things most of us battle once in a while, and some people seem to be more prone to cravings than...

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