teen health

Anxiety? Here are Some Reminders and Tips!

by in brain health, COVID-19, mens health, teen health, womens health April 4, 2020

We know a lot of people are experiencing an increased level of anxiety right now. It’s completely normal to experience a heightened sense of anxiety during times like these. It’s a built-in response that our bodies initiate to protect us! The stress response is designed to be a survival mechanism. Imagine you’re living in the dinosaur age, and you’re only […]

5 Winter Remedies to Beat Cold and Flu Season

by in herbal medicine, immune health, mens health, teen health, womens health November 1, 2018

With the onset of fall and winter, many patients visit my office looking for remedies to help with increased fatigue and lowered immunity. One of my very first posts discussed how the winter colds and flu may in part be related to an energetic discord between our personal lifestyles and the environmental slow-down that takes […]

Health Profile: Valentines Day

by in brain health, gut health, herbal medicine, immune health, mens health, sexual health, teen health, womens health February 14, 2018

It’s February 14, Valentines Day, the annually celebrated (or reviled) day of love that has become a $17+ billion dollar industry in today’s world. As many are aware, Valentines day has a somewhat clouded origin story, possibly stemming from a combination of Roman masculine rituals, Christian-Catholic martyrdome, and romantic promotions by writers like Chaucer and […]

High Protein Breakfasts Important in Adolescents

by in nutrition, teen health April 8, 2016

A recently published article by Baum et al. in the Journal of Nutrition explored the relationship between high-carbohydrate diets and high-protein diets in normal weight and overweight/obese teens age 8-12 years. They looked at a number of variables after the breakfast was consumed, including energy expenditure, blood sugar levels, level of satiety (appetite), and amount […]

Feeding Teens: A Dietary Dilemma

by in nutrition, teen health April 5, 2016

There seems to be a general oversight in the medical field when it comes to teen health. Parents and physicians alike often focus our efforts on growing strong babies and then skip forward to supporting healthy adults, assuming that our able-bodied teens require little to no medical intervention during this in-between time period. However, as […]

February: Love and Teen Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by in mens health, real talk, teen health, womens health February 1, 2016

During the month of February it’s nearly impossible to ignore the onslaught of reminders about St. Valentine and Cupid’s pesky little arrows. Whether you view it as an obligatory Hallmark holiday, or find yourself blissfully knee-deep in red and pink chocolate boxes and sappy Rom-Coms, February is still widely associated with one thing: love. What […]