Nutrition

Navigating Holiday Eating

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We make over 200 food decisions daily. No one wants to feel consumed by the thoughts surrounding food choices, especially when you can be enjoying quality time with friends and family instead.  Holiday season can bring a special type of stress around navigating eating and staying on track with your health goals. Instead of over-thinking …

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Simple, Immune Boosting Meals

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Simple, Immune Boosting Meals Although we cannot always control if a virus enters our body, we can help support our immune system to better fight off what we encounter. Healthy nutrition is important to keep the body balanced and functioning at its best. Vitamin C: Important for our immune defense and oxidative stress. An insufficient …

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How to Survive the Quarantine

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With the whole country shutdown and the majority of the population quarantined at home, we need to find ways to stay healthy physically and mentally. Our favorite restaurants are closed, no access to parks or gyms, limited interaction with your friends and family, confinement in the house 24/7, overwhelming news on TV – all of …

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COVID-19: Immune System Support

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by Val Koganski, MD I am sure you’ve been overwhelmed with information on Coronavirus and COVID-19. This is a new virus that belongs to the family of “cold” viruses. We’ve been exposed to them yearly for many generations and usually have been able to handle it without major complications. So why are we having such …

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Is Our Modern Diet Linked To Cancer?

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More bad news about our addiction to “fast food”. Another study points to a link between increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods and proportional rise in cancer risk. The recently published study followed 105,000 middle aged individuals from Europe, New Zealand, North and South America for an average of 5 years and found that for every …

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The Truth About Gluten

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Lately it seems that a Gluten-free diet is the biggest “all healing” discovery of the century. Gluten-free diets are everywhere. Celebrities tweet about them, grocery stores are filled with products labeled “No Gluten!” and restaurants often offer special menus or items that don’t have any gluten in them. The most serious disease associated with gluten …

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Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10)

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I am sure you’ve heard CoQ10 mentioned in conversations and online, especially if you are taking statins to lower your cholesterol. So what is it? CoQ10, is an enzyme and antioxidant found in cells of animals, plants, and bacteria that supports cellular function. CoQ10 is utilized in many different ways, particularly in that it helps …

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Nightshade Veggies – Are They Good Or Bad For You?

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You’ve probably have heard the term “nightshade” vegetables. Some people think they are life saving plants, others consider them poisonous. Nightshades belong to a scientific family of plants called Solanaceae, which include several thousand species of flowering plants, and most of these plants are not edible as food. However, there are a good number of …

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