The Gut is Your Second Brain – Keep It Healthy!

  One of my favorite books is The Second Brain, by Dr. Michael Gershon, a professor of anatomy and cell biology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He dubs the entire gastrointestinal system the body’s second nervous system. “The brain is not the only place in the body that’s full of neurotransmitters,” says […]

Vitamin D

Do you know your Vitamin D level? This may be one of the most important questions you could ever ask yourself…and also one of the easiest to answer. Ask your doctor for a 25-hydroxyvitamin D, or 25(OH)D, test. One may also refer to it simply as a “vitamin D test. Vitamin D is a nutrient […]

Functional Wellness Depression Plan

Depression is not a disease. It is a symptom. Recent years have seen a shocking increase in antidepressant use the world over, with 1 in 4 women starting their day with medication. These drugs have steadily become the panacea for everything from grief, irritability, panic attacks, to insomnia, PMS, and stress.  But the truth is, […]

Using Secondary Food To Suppress Our Hunger For Primary Food

Modern nutrition that includes carbohydrates and protein and fats is really just one source of nourishment which we call SECONDARY FOOD. If we are not physically starving, then other dimensions of the human experience are generally much more important to us than what we put into our mouth. One of the reasons we see so […]

Ten Tips for Successful Aging

I was speaking at Allianz Global investment yesterday and I shared my TOP TEN TIPS for SUCCESSFUL AGING. I thought my online community would like to see the list!! TOP TEN TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL AGING Dr Karen Wolfe, M.B.B.S., M.A. 1. Stop Smoking 2. Get the Longevity Attitude Basic optimism Willingness to adapt Sense […]

Successful Aging Tip- Never retire!

One of my favorite tips for Successful Aging is to remove the word RETIRE from our vocabulary. So many people consider retirement as an ending instead of a new beginning. Many illnesses start AFTER someone retires from a job they have had! So let’s redefine retirement as re-creation or re-invention! It is a time for […]

Multivitamin use lowers risk of certain pregnancy complications

Pre-term birth (PTB) and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) births are leading risk factors of morbidity and mortality in newborns. Previous observations have indicated that multivitamins taken periconceptually (just before and just after a woman becomes pregnant) may decrease the risk of PTB and SGA. The objective of a new study was to relate the timing and frequency […]