• Blog,  Exercise,  Goals,  Nutrition,  Weight Loss

    A Different Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

    Have you ever heard the definition of insanity?  One way to explain it is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This is how I feel about New Year’s Resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I love goal setting, vision boards and forward thinking but when it comes to health and losing weight I think resolutions that focus solely on weight loss are the wrong approach.   According to Forbes, the most common New Year’s Resolution…

  • Blog,  Nutrition

    The Turkey Is Not Making You Tired

    I was driving to work yesterday morning, and heard on the radio a common comment at this time of year about being “turkey tired”. It is true that turkey is a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid that helps to boost serotonin levels in the brain. The truth however is that turkey is no higher in tryptophan than other forms of poultry and gram for gram cheese is a higher source.  If this sage wisdom was true we would feel…

  • Osteopathy,  Updates

    Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

    I am happy to announce that I am officially an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner. I had a wonderful weekend defending my thesis and attending my graduation with my family and I feel very honored to have received the William Garner Sutherland, D.O. Award for my osteopathic research. I would like to thank my family, friends and co-workers who have offered their continued support during my journey. A special thank you to my patients who delved into the magnificence of Osteopathy with me! I…

  • Blog,  Nutrition,  Updates,  Weight Loss

    Mindful Eating and Planning – How to Ward off the Dreaded Christmas Weight Gain

    Depending on who you listen to, it has been reported that people can gain an average of 7-10lbs over the holidays season. The reality according to the New England Journal of Medicine states that people on average usually only gain about 1lb of christmas cheer while for individuals who are obese the weight gain is around 5lbs. You may be thinking,  “Okay…that doesn’t sound so bad!” The first problem is that this weight typically doesn’t come off and this is…