10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar – Separating Facts from Fiction

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar – Separating Facts from Fiction

Growing up, your parents probably told you that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Turns out, apple cider vinegar may do just the same. From weight loss to cold and cough remedies to insect repellent, this superfood seems to be good for, well, just about everything. People put it in food and salad dressings, and they even drink it straight.

Almond Honey Crisps

Almond Honey Crisps

Almond Honey Crisps YUM! I just received this great recipe for almond honey crisps from a patient! The perfect snack for school, work, or even an after dinner treat. Your whole family is sure to love it. Enjoy! Health Benefits of Almonds Almonds contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, protein, magnesium and vitamin E. The health…

Dr. Jill's Summer Reading List

Dr. Jill’s Summer Reading List

Dr. Jill Carnahan’s Summer Reading List will inspire, motivate and get you on course for a healthy living lifestyle. So sit back, grab and apple, find a nice quiet place in your home (preferably outside) and enjoy Dr. Jill Carnahan’s Summer Reading List. Dr. Jill’s Summer Reading List Top 10 Inspirational/Motivational Love Does Better Than…

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this” Mind Altering Microbes:  How your gut microbiome may influence your mood. While we have certainly heard that appetite and digestion are controlled by the enteric nervous system  (also known as “the master control panel in your gut”), who would’ve thought that the gut might also control your emotions and mood?  It’s…

The Biology of Food Addiction

The Biology of Food Addiction

The Biology of Food Addiction The Calorie Hypothesis Current view:  Obesity is just lack of will power …eat less, exercise more The Biology of Food Addiction. This model fails because: Our body’s wise compensatory mechanisms defend against weight loss by decreasing energy expenditure and increasing appetite as we diet High glycemic carbohydrates (like added refined sugars,…

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

What’s A Neurotransmitter? Neurotransmitters are molecules that regulate brain function. They are chemicals which relay messages from nerve to nerve both within the brain and outside the brain. They also relay messages from nerve to muscle, lungs, and intestinal tracts. They can accentuate emotion, thought processes, joy, elation and also fear, anxiety, insomnia and that terrible…