What are bitters? And why you need more of these in your daily diet

Written by Dr. Jennifer Stagg The only exposure you may have had previously to the term ‘bitters’ is as a cocktail ingredient. Those are indeed in the category of bitters as they are an alcoholic preparation infused with botanical ingredients to intentionally impart a bitter flavor to drinks. Beyond alcoholic beverages, bitters are widely distributed in many other foods. Bitters …

The Unhappiness Habits

The four vicious modern habits that affect our happiness Not unlike other addictions, people can become stuck in the vicious cycle of ‘rewarding’ themselves with more unhappiness. This happens when they practice the mindless, habitual activities and thought patterns that lead them to wishing time away. When you get up feeling the burden of the day that lies ahead of …

4 WAYS TO BOOST ENERGY AS DAYLIGHT HOURS DECREASE

Many of us notice a significant shift in energy levels and slight changes in mood when autumn hits and the daylight hours start slipping away. We now know that changes in light and temperature can actually change how our DNA gets expressed and result in alterations in hormones and neurotransmitters. (I was recently interviewed about this and how it may …

4 Things You Never Knew Your Genes Could Reveal 


**This article also appears on Caredash.com The field of genetics has heated up in the last few years, and the development of personalized genetic testing has driven this revolution. These tests allow doctors to analyze your DNA to create a personalized wellness plan. A number of companies, such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com, advertise DNA testing. People initially ordered these tests to …

Why you lose when you just count carbs: the hidden secrets behind reading food labels

HOW TO UNCOVER SECRET INFO IN FOOD LABELS & WHAT THEY ARE KEEPING FROM YOU How many of you have hopped on the band wagon of carb counting? As a practicing physician with a background in nutritional biochemistry, I can tell you that carb counting is not all it’s cracked up to be. In general, food labeling laws don’t provide …

Workplace Wellness: Using Genetics to Your Advantage – 3 Ways to Enhance Your DNA

In the era of evolving technology in business, it is certainly time that medical science endured a radical medical technology overhaul. Well, that appears to be happening right now. In President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, he announced the Precision Medicine Initiative to highlight support of research and clinical application of the intersection between lifestyle, environment and genetics. …