Six Tips for Better Sleep, Improved Detoxification, and Weight Loss

You already know the importance of sleep to your health. But did you know that sleep governs over 600 genes? Those include weight loss genes (such as CLOCK) as well as the genes that predict your risk of Alzheimer’s disease (APOE4). If you’re like me and have the variation of CLOCK, you need eight hours … [Read more...]

Kickstarting Health in the Gottfried Home: Our Morning Rituals

Do you race out of bed to get your morning caffeine, or do you meditate quietly for thirty minutes? Do you take the time to eat a nutritious breakfast, or consciously skip it as you rush out the door? What measurements or supplementation, if any, do you perform or take each morning? In the Gottfried … [Read more...]

Get Better Sleep: 7 Tips for 7 Hours

Do you get fewer than seven hours of sleep per day? If you answer yes, you are not alone. In fact, one-third of American adults "undersleep," according to the most recent, comprehensive Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report.[1] Since the recommended daily allowance of sleep is between seven and eight … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Find Peace Every Single Day

Over and over patients tell me they want peace and calmness in their life, but the highway of life keeps them moving. Meditation? Slowing down? Who has time to sit around?! So if waking up twenty minutes early for meditation seems impossible or has been a challenge, join the crowd. In our society, we … [Read more...]

De-Stress to Look Younger: Top Health Apps That Beat Plastic Surgery

Cathy fit an all-too-typical patient profile: beyond stressed, cursing at the bathroom scale, and spending far too much money on toxic beauty products. During our second visit, Cathy complained that the repercussions were showing up around her face with sagging, wrinkled skin. Then she dropped the bomb: … [Read more...]

Viva Las Vagus: How Vagal Tone Impacts Your Health (and 10 Ways to ‎Improve It)‎

Sometimes I wonder how long I’ve had a problem with my vagus nerve. Years? Decades? Vagus means “wanderer.” This nerve—the longest one in your body—wanders all over your body to important organs such as the brain, neck, ears, tongue, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, … [Read more...]

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and How It Applies to Hormones and Aging  

The beginning of 2017 is almost over, so by now you can know where you stand on your New Year’s resolutions. For most people, the energy of resolutions has already waned by end of January. Personally, I get tired of resolutions as a tasked goal. Sometimes they work, but usually they don’t. Instead, I … [Read more...]