Sleep…. A Key to Weight Loss, Energy, and Health [Updated: March 2015]

Today’s post is an update to a previously published article from July 2014 and contains the latest recommendations for optimum health and wellness.

Sleep… what a waste of time…. or is it? Psalms says it this way, “It is vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” In the midst of our busy lives and “productivity” we seem to have forgotten the ancient wisdom of getting adequate rest. Modern research tells us that the psalmist was right! Sleep is a blessing and is to be protected and appreciated. Let’s see why…

Vitamin D and Mood

Vitamin D and Mood

Would you like to improve your mood, have more energy, avoid anxiety, and lower your cravings for carbohydrates? Vitamin D (the “sunshine vitamin”) may be just what you need! In fact, vitamin D is one of the most researched vitamins for enhancing mood and avoiding common forms of depression.

As a physician who routinely checks vitamin D blood levels, I made an interesting observation a few years ago.