Here is a selection of FAQs on hot topics that Dr. Kate has answered recently. They are general guidelines that provide a strong foundation for most people.
Chronic inflammation is said to be the root cause of a host of health problems. Since poor food and drink choices may trigger the body’s inflammatory response, one of the simplest things you can do to reduce inflammation is eat an anti-inflammatory diet.
Do you eat the right foods to feed your brain? Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water to function normally. A key part of supporting brain health is eating a wide variety of “brain foods.”
What do calories really mean in relation to our diet? Food shapes our metabolism & what the calories are made of makes all the difference.
Humans have survived because of our ability to respond to our environment and its many stresses. In today’s world of hurried life, work and social pressures, pollution, chemicals, and nutrient deficient foods, the demand on our minds and bodies to cope with stress is greater than ever. A group of ancient herbs, known as adaptogens, can help.
Adaptogens are natural substances, including herbs, that help the body cope with both mental and physical stress. They can have a wide variety of effects, including supporting healthy function of the adrenal glands.
Heart disease is a major problem and the statistics are concerning. From good eating habits and exercise, to taking preventative supplements and reducing stress, there is a lot you can do to help maintain cardiovascular health.
Almonds are delicious and versatile, and there’s now mounting evidence to suggest that they support heart health, gut health, appetite management, and even skin health.
Fewer than half of New Year’s resolutions are successful within the first six months of the year. The problem is that typical resolutions are too concrete, making them difficult to stick to. “Lose 20 lbs”, “exercise more”, “spend less money”; whatever it may be, many resolutions don’t have the wiggle room to accommodate real life. And this can be a set-up for disappointment.