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When our schedules become overloaded, sleep is often the first thing people cut to fit more into their days. Sleep, at times, is viewed as unnecessary or unproductive, but cutting back on sleep is something that should be reconsidered. During sleep our minds are at rest yet some of our body’s most sophisticated processes are busy at work, repairing and maintaining every aspect of our physiology.

Sleep is vital to sustaining peak mental performance, stabilizing mood, enhancing immune function, coping with stress, rebalancing biochemistry, and maintaining a healthy metabolism. By not...Read more

With so much in the media about dieting, nutrition and health, it can be challenging at times to determine the relevance of this information and how it can be applied to our own lives. By now, most are familiar with the term Glycemic Index (GI). What is the Glycemic Index and what does it really mean?

When we eat, a series of metabolic and hormonal events occur. The carbohydrates we eat are broken down and changed into a type of sugar called glucose. Glucose is the main source of fuel for our cells. It travels through our bloodstream and enters the...Read more

As the summer begins to wind down, preparing for the start of the new school year requires some adjustment for most children. Whether your summer was filled with many activities or complaints about boredom, take some time as a family to plan and help make the transition a smooth one.

Talk about the school year and emphasize all of the positive aspects of returning to school. This may involve talking about the delight of your child seeing all of their friends, exciting field trips, interesting class material that will be covered in the upcoming year, new teachers, and other special...Read more


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