The Caffeine Fix – Pros and Cons

Americans consume more caffeine as a nation than anywhere else in the world.  It is estimated we consume an average of 971 tons of caffeine per year, and 54% of people MUST get their caffeine fix daily.  Out of that 54%, most of them consume three caffeinated beverages per day.  The go-to’s are coffee, energy drinks, and soda.

We already know how detrimental sugar is, so besides the caffeine boost, it’s clear we need to cut out soda and energy drinks. But what about coffee and other more benign options?  Continue reading “The Caffeine Fix – Pros and Cons”

5 Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

The occasional late night is fine, we all do it.  But it’s when you skimp on sleep night after night that it becomes a real problem. Though you may think your five-hours-a-night habit is nothing to worry about, chronic sleep deprivation has been tied to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. According to the CDC and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis.  Are you one of them?  Here are five signs you’re sleep deprived.
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6 Tips to Conquering Brain Fog

There are many different reasons someone many experience chronic or occasional brain fog.  Sometimes it can be normal – maybe you didn’t get enough sleep, or you’re exhausted from traveling, or you’re under the weather. But for the most part, it shouldn’t be something you learn to live with or pass off as normal.  If you experience regular brain fog, here are some tips to helping eliminate it.  If it continues or is accompanied with other symptoms, it’s best to reach out to a functional medicine practitioner and identify the root cause. Continue reading “6 Tips to Conquering Brain Fog”

Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks : Dr. Kim Blog

Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks

Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks

I recently asked the fans of our Facebook page what their favorite healthy on-the-go snacks are.  And I got so many great suggestions, we had to share them here on the blog.  These are fantastic for kids and adults alike.  Do you have a favorite snack?  Let us know in the comments!  

Here’s the list: Continue reading “Your Favorite On-the-Go Snacks”

6 Tips To Feeding Kids Wisely

6 Tips to Feeding Kids Wisely

When raising kids, it’s important to consider the psychology of eating and how what they learn now will affect them for life.  It is not just about ‘making a decision,’ but about understanding what goes into their relationship with food.

Here are a few points to consider: Continue reading “6 Tips To Feeding Kids Wisely”

An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health : Dr Kim Blog

An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health

An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health

One in three Americans suffer from heart disease. For most, it is preventable and reversible, however majority of people are getting only a fraction of the picture when they have their annual labs run for cholesterol. You can take action to improve your heart health by focusing on in depth functional labs and four aspects of the biochemical system. At Colorado Center of Health and Nutrition we dig deeper and look at all aspects of cardiovascular health to give our patients the full picture of their cardiac risks. Continue reading “An In Depth Look at Functional Medicine and Cardiovascular Health”

Alternatives to Stress Eating : Dr. Kim's Blog

Alternatives to Stress Eating

Alternatives to Stress Eating

There are two kinds of people out there—those that eat less when they are stressed, and those that eat more. If you are the latter, eating for comfort every now and then is okay, but when it becomes a regular thing with chronic stress, maintaining a healthy weight and a healthy relationship with food may become challenging.

The truth is, eating may appear to alleviate the stress for the moment, but as soon as the food is gone, the stress and emotions could still be there. This may leave you reaching for more…and more…and more, and, eventually, feelings of guilt and shame. Try these strategies as alternatives to stress eating. Continue reading “Alternatives to Stress Eating”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

When you attend holiday parties, before the night is over you can consume 700-1500 extra calories. Multiply that by the number of holiday parties in the season and it is no wonder that we gain weight during the holiday season.

For this reason, Dr. Kim has created this list of the top 10 ways to keep holiday parties “light” both on the stomach and the waistline.  These tips will help to limit the number of calories you consume while you still enjoy yourself at the party. Continue reading “10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light””

The Importance of Self Care : Dr. Kim's Blog

The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care

The medical model of mainstream western medicine is a model based on sickness – and not health. Now don’t mistake, it’s incredible when you are acutely sick or injured, when the issues are infection and trauma. But today we are dying from cancer, heart disease, and the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs themselves. We are struggling with an epidemic of chronic disease, which we’re attempting to treat by suppressing the symptoms, rather than resolving the deeper, underlying causes. Continue reading “The Importance of Self Care”

Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You : Dr. Kim's Blog

Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You

Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You

Over the past decade, the amount of misinformation coming out of the FDA that has been debunked is alarming.  Whether it was that fat is bad.  Or that sugar was better than fat.  Or that artificial sweeteners were healthy.  So it should come as no surprise that a recent study is finding that cheese may actually be good for you.  

 Just an ounce (about a slice) of cheddar cheese will run you 9 grams of fat and 180 mg of sodium. It’s also high in saturated fat and cholesterol, and for a long time these stats put cheese automatically on the “bad” list.  But should it be?  Continue reading “Say Cheese! And It Might Actually Be Good For You”