February is American Heart Month, Nutrition Tip: With the increased risk of severe cardiovascular illness from the inflammatory response of COVID-19, heart health has never been more important! Did you Know: Your spice rack can be your secret weapon in fighting inflammation by giving your foods a concentrated boost of antioxidants, and flavor! One of those spices is Turmeric and its powerful component, curcumin. Considered a ‘superfood, one of the most powerful characteristics of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation. A member of the ginger family, Turmeric is the main spice in the Indian dish curry, but can also be used in a variety of ways:
- Blend it into smoothies
- Add 1-2 teaspoons to any soup recipes, rice dishes or curry
- When brewing regular tea, add X teaspoon to mug before pouring in the hot water
- Toss it with roasted vegetables
- Add it to scrambles and frittatas Because curcumin is fat-soluble, to get the most benefits, use good fats such as olive oil. Also, because curcumin is poorly absorbed by the body, adding black pepper can enhance absorption.
To learn more about the health benefits of Turmeric and other spices, Contact Us to work with our team of Registered Dietitians.
Improve your sex life with the O-Shot and P-Shot
Men and women of all ages are fortunate to have Dr. Tuttle right here in Columbus, Ohio. Why? As a functional medicine doctor, she offers all the latest preventive and wellness treatments available that focus on long-term optimum health.
Dr. Tuttle also offers two relatively new procedures not yet available everywhere: The O-Shot and P-Shot. These amazing treatments help improve sexual performance and enjoyment in both men and women, and you could see results with the very first treatment!
Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Here are some common questions people ask Dr. Tuttle about these safe, non-surgical, in-office treatments that can improve your sex life.
If you watch medical shows on television like Dr. Oz or The Doctors, you’ve probably heard the terms functional medicine, integrative medicine, and holistic medicine thrown around from time to time. Maybe you’re curious if one of these approaches can help improve your health, but what are they exactly? And how do they differ from each other?
Here’s an explanation of the similarities and differences between functional, integrative and holistic medicine practices.
Traditionally, a medical doctor prescribes medications to treat the symptoms of a dysfunction or disease, but there are alternatives to taking drugs.
Did you know that when you are dancing you are maintaining and improving your brain function? As you are having fun, gaining new skills, meeting new people you are also preserving your thinking skills and memory. Moving also makes you feel younger.
Studies have documented brain cell growth in individuals who exercise. In fact, a research study conducted at the Colorado State University reviewed three specific types of exercise including walking, stretching and balancing and dancing. Participants were given a brain scan before and after the testing period. With the participants working out three times per week with their assigned exercise routine, only the dancer group showed improvements in cognitive function.
What does attitude have to do with brain health? Actually—a lot! Our emotions are expressed biochemically. There is a connection with the hormones in our brain, body, and neurotransmitters to each other and our emotions. Our feelings, our outlook on life, our stressors, all impact our body and brain function. Therefore, how we relate to one another-all our relationships-effect our brain health. Being happy and light-hearted or sad, angry and uptight all play a role in the well-being of our brain. We all need to strive to maintain a positive attitude for the sake of our health.