OK, today I want to talk about hormones – which ones are important and why. Hormones have just as much impact on your health as the three other big pieces of the puzzle – physical health, mental health and nutrition. Don’t believe me? Well, you will by the end of this, so keep reading! This will be a very broadoverview and I haven’t included all hormones, just what I call the big hitters. In later columns, we’ll dive deeper into individual hormones. Vitamin D Vitamin D i
Remember the shock you felt when your grandmother pulled out her dentures for the first time in front of you? That kind of full body shake of horror and bewilderment?! Well, prepare yourself, because I’m about to shock you on that level. I hope you’re sitting down… Juan Ponce de Leon never searched for a fountain of youth! As it turns out, in 1511, the Spanish explorer was involved in a messy political squabble forcing him to surrender the governorship of Puerto Rico. As
I was eating a salad the other day with some fresh veggies from our local farmer’s market. Someone stopped and asked, “Are you on a diet?!” To which I replied, “No, I’m eating correctly.” After an awkward stare, they walked on and I continued to enjoy my food! One thing you’ll learn about me is that I don’t like the word diet– I just think we tend to misuse it. Yes, there are diets out there but what we’re going to talk about is more appropriately termedeating correctly.
My dad had a triple bypass when I was a first-year medical student, or M1 as we call it. I remember the months leading up to the day. My father was (and still is) a big hunter and I remember us walking through the woods and he’d have to stop, as he said, ‘to catch his breath’. Sometimes he’d even stop and act like there was something he wanted to look at or listen to there in the woods but we both knew he just couldn’t breathe and he had to stop. He’s like me and every ot