Sugar Linked To $1 Trillion In U.S. Healthcare Spending

An article in Forbes magazine in 2013 highlighted the Credit Suisse report on sugar which is worth highlighting. 30% – 40% of healthcare expenditures in the USA go to help address issues that are closely tied to the excess consumption of sugar.” Credit Suisse Report Assuming a U.S. National Healthcare Expenditure of $3 trillion per […]

The Number One Way to Boost Your Brain Power

Nothing protects the brain quite like regular exercise. Here is the list of why exercise is the number one way to boost your brain. Exercise is like investing in a retirement fund for your brain. Exercise can Increase blood flow to the brain, which of course increase oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Enhance the […]

Mind and Modernity

An article in the Los Angeles Times today really got my attention. I am a supporter of “Lifestyle Medicine” and I saw this article that discussed how air pollution, Western Diet and digital screens may influence how are brains work. Do you think? To me, that is obvious. It seems researchers are exploring how all […]

You and Your Microbiome

If you missed Microbiome Medicine Summit 2 there are more than 30 hours of expert presentations available online and as instant downloads! Gain the tips, strategies and secrets of microbiome medicine–it could improve your health, longevity, vitality and assist with unresolved problems! I have enjoyed listening every day and I have taken so much valuable […]

Do You Have a Glucose Meter?

I recommend everyone purchase their own glucose meter as part of their “wellness tracking”. Digital health and personalized wellness is so popular now and more people are  interested in managing their own health by changing lifestyles and healthier living. This is your “Fitbit for blood sugar”. Since the research is showing how blood sugar levels […]

Acid Blocking Drugs and Your Brain

The Microbiome Summit this week has been full of amazing cutting edge information. One message that I want to share and have you spread the message is about the use of the common acid blocking drugs (often used for reflux). Dr David Perlmutter presented on “Healthy Messages from Body to Brain“. Dr Perlmutter  is  a […]

Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Physical Activity into your Day

Daily physical activity is as important as getting quality sleep. So many people use the excuse that they don’t have “time”. I schedule physical activity into my day just like any “appointment”. Dr Karen’s Top Ten Ways to Incorporate Exercise into your Day Schedule physical activity into your calendar like you would any other appointment. […]

Melatonin and Migraines

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone. In humans, melatonin is produced in several tissues, including the brain (pineal gland), retina, and GI tract. In the brain, melatonin synthesis is stimulated by darkness. Once synthesized, it enters the blood stream and acts as an endocrine hormone involved in sleep regulation and a number of other cyclical […]