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Dr. Laura’s Nut Cheese Recipe

Have you tried this? Dairy free, gluten free dreamy nut cheese. Made from raw cashews and nutritional yeast, herbs and spices, this is sure to be a holiday favourite. A few of my patients came in to me and asked if I had tried nut cheese. I hadn’t. Until this past weekend. It’s much like […]

| November 13th 2017

Dr. Laura: Is your thyroid to blame?

One in eight women will develop thyroid disease in her lifetime and 15 Million women have a dysfunction, but don’t even know it. Men can have issues too, although at a less rate than women. Environmental toxins are largely to blame for the rising rates of thyroid disease. Years ago, it was mostly iodine deficiency […]

| November 13th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: The 17 Scariest Halloween Candies

 Trinh Le, R.D. Everywhere you turn, there are bowls of Halloween candy that are full of spooky ingredients like sugar, fat, chocolate, soy lecithin, polyglycerol polyricinoleate, sodium metabisulfate, resinous glaze, and carnauba wax — yum! OK, let’s be honest — a list of sketchy ingredients isn’t going to stop anyone from hoovering a handful of […]

| October 17th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: Does Yoga Work for Shedding the Pounds?

September 21, 2016 | BY: Rachael Schultz and Kristy Alpert While there are some styles of yoga that can help one burn more than 500 calories per hour — such as Vinyasa (see below) — overall, yoga doesn’t top the list of calorie-torching weight loss workouts one can do to see relatively quick results. But […]

| October 10th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching: Which Should You Do?

| BY: Adam Bible One of the biggest mistakes newcomers to fitness can make is skipping warm-up exercises before a workout. Not only is warming up valuable, it’s essential, delivering benefits beyond simply preparing your body for exercise, and extending to issues of safety and performance. But older notions of the warm-up may compromise both, making it important […]

| October 5th 2017

Feel Rested: How to get a full night’s sleep

How Heart Math has changed my practice This past spring I had a patient with a really challenging case.  They told me that they have been sleeping less than 6 hours a night for years and that even that was only possible with the help of sleeping medication.  Most nights they were so tired they’d […]

| October 4th 2017

Dr. Laura: 6 Causes of Hip Pain

Slow to move, can’t get up out of the chair, or have pain or stiffness in the hip when walking?  You may have one of these six hip concerns. What causes pain in the hip? ™Bursitis Tendinitis ™Osteoarthritis ™Rheumatoid Arthritis  ™Ankylosing Spondylitis ™Systemic Lupus Erythematosus What can be done about hip pain? Bursitis: Bursae are […]

| October 4th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: 10 of the Best Ab Exercises That Aren’t Crunches

Let’s get real: when it comes to ab workouts, there’s nothing more boring than churning out crunches. Set after set. Workout after workout. That’s why the best ab exercises aren’t crunches. And ditching (or at least cutting down on) crunches might do more than eliminate your workout’s yawn factor. It could actually boost your fitness […]

| September 26th 2017

Dr. Phil Shares: How Cooking at Home Can Help You Lose Weight

It’s easier than ever not to cook at home: Take-out, pick-up, and a slew of food-delivery apps makes no-cook eating as easy as tapping a few buttons on your phone. But that convenience can come with a high-caloric cost. One simple — and usually less expensive —way to block those extra calories heading for your […]

| September 19th 2017