11 Everyday Things to Improve Your Health

In the mid-1800s, surgeons doing autopsies would go straight to delivering babies…without washing their hands. Mothers contracted mysterious infections and many died. Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, through observation and testing, realized that something from the cadavers was being transmitted to patients from the doctors’ hands. He had the answer. Hand washing! In this day in age, this is the first thing …

Sitting too much, even if you exercise, puts you at risk for disease

Even if you get the generally accepted minimum of 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week, you may have similar risk of disease as those who sit all day and DON’T exercise. You might do CrossFit 3-4 days a week, but the rest of the week, you sit 7-9 hours per day. Same risk. You walk your …

Back to Basics – Sleep Your Way to a Better Body and Mind

Sleep is not just a waste of time lazy people use as an excuse to not get work done. Sleep has a lot of benefits, and not getting enough quality sleep has been linked to illness and suboptimal mental and physical function. Associations and potential effects of lost or damaged sleep patterns: Loss of sleep is linked to the obesity …

Back to Basics: Simple Tips for Everyday Detox

Everyone wants to do a cleanse nowadays. Master cleanses. Juice fasting. Water fasting. These are all well and good, and can be a good way to transition into sustainable and healthy patterns. But who wants to have to do these regularly? What is easy to forget is that the body has amazing tools for detoxifying and removing waste products right …

Back to Basics: How to Make Changes That Actually Last

From my experience working with hundreds of patients and from my own failures and ineptitude at making lasting change, I’ve learned that changing can be the most difficult obstacle in the way to achieving the life you want and deserve, so I wanted to address this before I got into other strategies in the Back to Basics series. Every year …