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 […]

Join me on Monday May 8 to Learn about your Microbiome!

Your greatest ally in health is your microbiome–the trillions of bacteria that are the control center of your health! I have written a lot about the microbiome and I am speaking at two national conferences this year all about it. CLICK HERE to join the Microbiome Summit for FREE CLICK HERE to own all of […]

Vitamin D – What You Need to Know

Vitamin D is unique among vitamins as it works more like a hormone. Vitamin D is necessary for normal bone mineralization and growth (Vitamin D increases absorption of calcium from the small intestine so the body receives maximum benefit) maintenance of muscle strength and coordination cardiovascular health balanced immune function estimated to regulate somewhere between […]

Top Ten Reasons Why Stress is Fattening

Let’s define stress first. Most people only think of psychological stress when they hear the term “stress”. Things like family or job issues, or traffic or money worries. Yes, these can certainly be stressful. There are also less obvious stressors and what I call “hidden” stressors that have the same physiological effect on the body. […]

Want to Know How to Snack Smart?

Snacking between meals can keep you from getting too hungry and help you maintain a more consistent energy level throughout the day. The secret is eating the right kind of snacks, ones that will give your body the nutrients that it needs. Nutrient Intake It can be difficult to get all of your daily recommended nutrients […]