Why Good Health Starts With Gut Health

With growing interest in the human digestive tract, many individuals are curious about overall gut health. The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth and continues all the way through the colon. Throughout the gastrointestinal tract are bacteria, fungi, and archaea, also known as the gut microbiota, which play a major role in digestive and total body health.1,2 (When[…]

Smoking Tinkers With Your DNA, Leaving A Trail

It turns out that, in addition to all the other detrimental effects of smoking tobacco, the habit leaves tracks in your genes. And that may explain how smoking-related diseases develop even years after people quit the habit. Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences studied the effects of smoking on what is[…]

Seasonal Eating: Your Guide To November Produce

Why eat seasonal produce? First and foremost, it’s friendly on your wallet: because your food isn’t traveling in from far off places, the cost is cut down significantly. You also have the opportunity to buy from local farmers, who desperately need support in this age of Big Agriculture. Finally, seasonal produce simply tastes better! Seasonal[…]

I Have a Behavioral Health Issue and an Addiction: What Do I Do?

Here is a great resource:  http://www.recovery.org/browse/duvall-wa/ If you have a behavioral health concern and an addiction, it is best to find a facility that treats both. This is usually done in a facility that treats co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Treatment Centers for Mental Health and Addiction You have options when it[…]

When Sitting Is Harmful to your Health

Posted on March 30, 2015 by Elliot O’Connor. This entry was posted in Staying Healthy and tagged sitting, sitting disease, UW Sports Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. In February, Dr. Brian Liem and Elliot O’Connor, DPT, from UW Sports Medicine hosted a Whole U Seminar on how to beat the sitting disease (view a video of the seminar here). It filled up quickly and the feedback from attendees was[…]

Eating Disorders, Fitness and Substance Abuse

By Chris Elkins Chris Elkins is a senior writer and researcher for DrugRehab.com. He writes about addiction-related topics, reports the latest news and tells stories of recovery. * Despite the stereotype, supermodels and teenage girls trying to become what they see on magazine covers aren’t the only people who suffer from eating disorders. An estimated[…]