4 Simple Ways to Increase Male Fertility

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Ladies often get most of the attention when dealing with issues surrounding fertility. However, it is estimated that one in 25 men are affected by male infertility. There are simple ways to increase male fertility. These lifestyle changes are not only beneficial for those with fertility issues, but also those who are trying to conceive. 4 Simple Ways to Increase …

Healthy Coffee? 5 Tips to Improve That Cup of Joe

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

When working with patients on improving their health the issue of coffee consumption often comes up. After all, I practice in The San Francisco Bay area, home to some of the most delicious coffee roasters. Coffee can tax the adrenals, disrupt blood sugar, deplete nutrients and stress your digestive and cardiovascular system. Coffee or rather, caffeine, can prove to be …

Is Fat Slowing Your Brain Down?

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Wellbeing Leave a Comment

Is Fat Slowing Your Brain Down? In this article we’ll explore how the wrong kind of fat can seriously affect your brain and how to biohack your brain health. New research is showing that the fat you eat may be affecting how well your brain is functioning. For a long time, the nutrition and medical community have been concerned with …

Parsley Almond Pesto

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Food Leave a Comment

Parsley is a great source of folic acid, which is beneficial in preventing heart disease and a necessary nutrient during pregnancy. This spring I have found a garden filled with parsley and have been getting creative with ways to add it to my diet. This recipe is delicious and highly aromatic. It will boost the nutrition and antioxidant content of whatever …

5 Simple Practices to Improve Your Digestion

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Implementing simple practices to improve your digestion can go a long way in overall health. While you may have heard you are what you eat that isn’t the full story. You are what you can digest and absorb, making these practices crucial to your health. 5 Simple Practices to Improve Your Digestion Put a Little Time Into Food Prep. Digestion …

Eating, Drinking and Looking Pretty

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You read correctly. Eating, drinking and looking pretty all go together. What you eat and what you drink can enhance the way your skin appears. It can also impact the way others perceive your beauty. Eating, Drinking and Looking Pretty A recent study found that within 6 weeks of eating approximately 4 servings of vegetables a day participants were measurably more attractive. …

Food Cravings During Pregnancy

Dr. Jolene BrightenPublished: Pregnancy 2 Comments

Food cravings during pregnancy are not only real, they can also provide insight into what nutrients your body may need. Have you ever found yourself searching the cupboards for a chocolate bar because it would go perfect with cheese? Or perhaps you are thinking a pickle would taste good on top of your ice cream. Chances are, if odd food combinations …

Can Diet Reverse Chronic Disease?

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We all know that good nutrition goes a long way. However, did you know the nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables can have profound effects in the management of chronic disease? This video highlights what an optimal diet can do in the case of multiple sclerosis, a chronic degenerative disease. Dr. Terry Wahls used food as medicine to treat …

New Guidelines for Pap Smears

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New guidelines for pap smears were published on March 14, 2012. What’s changed? The frequency in which the test should be performed has been greatly reduced. Additionally, it is recommended that all women 30+ be screened for HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). New Guidelines for Pap Smears Below is a summary of the new guidelines. Please note that if there are abnormal …