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Podcast - 6 Important Nutrients for Brain Health!

05/13/2015 - 10:50am

Preventing inflammation is the key to brain health ~ how can we do this through nutrition?   Increased memory and focus, reduced brain toxicity, overcoming addiction, increased willpower, and a better sense of well-being are naturally within reach.  

Podcast - Patient Barbara gives her secret to staying young!

05/13/2015 - 10:36am

Barbara is 80 years old, but has the energy and interest of a 60 year old ~ what is she doing to feel this way?! She says she has overcome lupus and is able to live a fulfilled life thanks to Dr. Watts.  One of the keys to Integrative Medicine is to look beyond treating the symptoms in order to determine the cause. (8 minutes)

A New Way of Fighting Alzheimer's...Why did the rat get fat and what's that got to do about Alzheimer's?

04/24/2015 - 10:03am

A New Way of Fighting Alzheimer's...Why did the rat get fat and what's that got to do about Alzheimer's? In a recent breakthrough study, scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology showed that rats consuming a Westernized fast food diet increased the likelihood of their obesity. Now, that should not be news to anyone in America. Of course, everyone knows that if you eat copious amounts of French fries and ketchup as your only source of vegetables you will get fat. That may not seem like much of a breakthrough until we check out the rest of the story; what M. I. T. actually found caused...

The Difference Between The Male and Female Brain

09/30/2014 - 1:33pm

There is no secret that males and females are different – it’s obvious to the eye. Lesser known is that the difference between genders extends beyond what the eye can see. Accord­ing to author, John Grey, it is as if we were from different planets, “Men are from Mars – Women are from Venus.’ While the notion of brain dissimilarity between the sexes has been widely criticized by neuroscientists throughout the ages, recent brain imaging techniques, studied at The Uni­versity of Pennsylvania by Dr. Ragini Varma, confirm that the brains of men and women are indeed “hard-wired” differently....

Can We Actually Manage Aging? Yes, and No, but mostly Yes...

09/22/2014 - 4:33pm

Q. Can we actually manage aging? A. Hmmm...That’s a complex question. So, let me answer it with a rather standard cliché: There’s the good news, bad news and worse news. Worst news—we’re all going to die. Sorry, but it’s a fact of the natural order of things. The bad news? Along the way we may develop some disabilities, slow down, and possibly have some medical problems. Now, for the good news. We are, for the most part, in control of how we age. Disallow­ing for such adversities as; accidents, diseases, or genetic determinates—the quality of life you have and the length of time in which you...

Now or Later...When Will You Invest In Your Health?

08/12/2014 - 3:03pm

Confucius said, “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is NOW.”  It’s inevitable—we all will age! So, the question now becomes, how do you want to age? Do you want to leave the process up to chance or do you want to take control of your own aging process? And, ultimately, do you want to treat diseases or prevent them?  First of all, how do you see yourself as you grow older? For many, “old age” brings up images of wheelchairs and nursing homes. If that’s in your mind, STOP! It doesn’t have to turn out that way! I want to clear your mind entirely of these i...

The CaveWoman Diet...Does It Really Work?

03/04/2014 - 4:47pm

As printed in West Coast Woman March 2014 A woman writes to a Cavewoman Diet blog: “Help Me, I’m flipping out here, gaining weight, and can’t seem to stop this roll that’s gathering around my waist. Nothing is helping ...can’t sleep, constant mood swings, about to have a nervous breakdown, and still not losing weight.” I was intrigued over comments made by this online blogger who was following the Paleolithic diet. This diet, sometimes called the Caveman or Cavewoman Diet, became popular in the 1970s and is hav­ing a revival today. It promotes eating meat, vegetables, nuts, and fruits, and...

Did The Holidays Turn You Into A Couch Potato?

01/03/2014 - 10:30am

Does this sound like you? For some strange reason, each holiday season you’re struck on the head by a sugar plum fairy...a daze which begins the last of November and ends the last of December. Then you wake up from this amnesia in a déjà vu on January 1st with your belly pouching out on both sides of your waist and over your pants or skirt.  Over the holidays, it’s somewhat normal to gain between 2 and 5 pounds. And this amount of weight can be fairly easy to lose once you throw out the leftover stuffing, get back to your exercise routine, rest, and cut back on the alcohol. However, if yo...

Food Allergies ~ What Are They and Could They Be Causing...?

12/04/2013 - 9:35am

My fuzzy brain, IBS, acid reflux, fibromyalgia, and joint pain. Could these be caused by foods I'm eating everyday?  We've been getting a lot of questions recently about food allergies.  Because this topic can really be confusing, I wanted to take this opportunity to try and help answer some of these questions.  What I'm finding, at the crux of this confusion, is that the term "food allergy" is used as an umbrella term for any abnormal reaction caused by food. So, what's first helpful to understand is the difference between a food allergy and food intolerance.  While there...