Sleep

Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of sleep problem. Whether you have trouble falling asleep or trouble staying you are not alone. Here you will find great resources on how to ensure you get your full eight hours every night.

Healthy Habits Work, No Matter Your Age

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks…but that isn’t necessarily true. It’s never too late to get healthy. I know lots of patients—and friends!—who don’t want to change unhealthy habits, or adopt healthy ones. After all, I’m often asked, “What good can it do? I’ve done X my whole life, so changing […]

12 Healthy Habits to Adopt for 2017

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Today, I want to share 12 simple, life-changing habits for maximum health…and happiness. Habits get a bad rap—we often think of the bad ones out there. But the truth is, habits form the backbone of about 95% of what we do every day—the good and the bad. And that’s why it’s so important to fill […]

5 Tips to Stop Aging Now

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Except for a few kids currently in middle school, no one wants to grow older. Our bodies are miraculous, self-healing machines built to last 80 years or more. Still, over time, your body will slowly break down. It’s inevitable. But the time it takes to get there isn’t inevitable—not at all. In fact, there’s plenty […]

5 Steps to A Better Bedroom

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Do you have trouble sleeping? The problem might be your room. Most people look inward for explanations when they don’t get enough sleep. Or they focus far outside themselves, at work or family stress. Those can all contribute. But sometimes, the answer is simpler than you think. If your bedroom isn’t set up to help […]

Sleep Better. Don’t Eat These Foods

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Lots of families have home remedies, passed on through generations, to aid sleep. Warm milk. A shot of hot brandy. Some cocoa just before bed. Turns out, there is a strong connection between what you eat and how well you sleep. But it’s not what most of us think. A new study out of Columbia […]

Blue Light Disrupts Sleep

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In these pages, I often talk about the impact of sleep on your health. It truly affects everything. From your immune system, to digestion, to the possibility of developing diseases like diabetes and cancer later in life—sleep is at the heart of it all. That’s why it’s so important to make sure you get the […]

Fatigue is a real symptom, not just aging

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On a daily basis, I see patients who are beyond frustrated. The reason? Their doctor doesn’t take them seriously. They dismiss symptoms as “all in your head” or “a passing phase” or “just part of getting older”. But oftentimes, they’re wrong. Diagnosing illnesses can be difficult. And the more complex or mysterious, the harder it […]

Five healthy habits for your new year

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We’re now deep in the throes of Resolution Season. Of course, there’s nothing special about the new year that lends itself to creating new habits. In fact, our body is working against us right now. Days are short, which helps decrease activity. The weather is cold, which tells us to pack on the pounds, to […]

Sleeplessness leads to weight gain

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When a patient approaches me with a new problem, I have a go-to question for them. Are you getting enough sleep? Usually, the answer is no. In fact, lack-of-sleep is the number one complaint I encounter. That’s not too surprising, considering some surveys show 75% of Americans don’t get enough sleep. That deprivation can manifest […]

Caffeine Interferes with Circadian Rhythm

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You know that sleep is important for you. But you might not realize just how important it truly is. Getting enough sleep—which generally means at least seven hours, though individual needs vary—is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Lack of sleep has been linked to everything from obesity to […]
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