just as a reminder, the sassy, evidence-based health content you know and love is now at http://www.flowerpower.health/blog! I've historically given some great tips about eating veggies over here, so here's another one to get you thinking: 7 easy ways to eat more veggies. have a great weekend, and don't forget to eat your veggies!
Note I didn't say "is the healthiest for everyone" or "is the best wait to achieve any and all goals". As I enjoy doing from time to time (#nerd), I'll walk you through the study and weigh in on the findings. This study (in JAMA, no less) has demonstrated some of the short-term metabolic effects... Continue Reading →
When December sets in, I always start looking for ways to boost my energy. Between the lack of daylight, the end of semester crunch, and cold, I spend a decent amount of time thinking about my next nap. While it's not bad to lean in to the hibernation instinct and slow down a little, sometimes... Continue Reading →
Debunk: to expose the sham or falseness of, related to “bunk” meaning nonsense (merriam-webster). Can we stop with the “debunking” already? The diet-wars crew in the blogosphere loves to “debunk" things. But rather than going after a myth or a false idea that’s been propagated with no evidence, they go after a study, a researcher,... Continue Reading →
This time of year, I see a lot of patients who just. . . don't feel good. Do i have mono? they ask, is it my thyroid? is there something wrong with my stomach? and yes, a few folks do have something going on, but most of us (yes, us) don't need a medical diagnosis... Continue Reading →
“I’m not really a runner.” “I’m just doing a 5k”. “I just do this to keep in shape.” "I'm not really an athlete, but . . ." YES. YOU. ARE. People give all kinds of stories to explain why they aren’t athletes. But we can all be everyday athletes-- folks who use our bodies to do... Continue Reading →