Stop Gaining Weight During Your Shift Work

Stop Gaining Weight During Your Shift Work

I’m sure you’ve heard the song, “9 to 5.” It has catchy lyrics, but they don’t describe the real-life experience of about 15 million Americans. That’s how many shift workers—on duty evenings, nights, or in some rotating or otherwise irregular schedule—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates are in the workforce. And you may be one of them. Occupations affected include: the military, food services, transportation, manufacturing, and industry, police, firefighters and security personnel, and health-care providers. Continue reading

Your Digestive System: Listen to Your Gut

Your Digestive System: Listen to Your Gut

I see a lot of digestive problems in my private practice. No surprise, considering that every year approximately 70 million adults in America suffer from tummy troubles such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, and numerous other symptoms that cause discomfort or worse. Poor digestion can also be at the root of a bunch of other problems such as fatigue, skin rashes, headaches, poor concentration, and moodiness— symptoms you wouldn’t think had anything to do with digestion. Continue reading