By Clara Barnett ND, LAc
In a previous article, What You Eat for Breakfast Matters I wrote about the connection between the stress hormone cortisol and blood sugar. Eating a balanced breakfast with protein can optimize cortisol secretion, which affects energy, mood, and cravings. Since then, I have received many questions about the most optimal time to eat breakfast.
By Dr. Peter Jenkin, MD
I get asked about the use of moisturizers on a daily basis. For many people, moisturizing is a vital part of their daily skin care. Dry skin is a normal consequence of aging and after a certain age gets worse on an annual basis. In addition, there are some people with a tendency to have eczema that also tend to have very dry skin. Dry skin is always worse during the cool winter months than during summer because cold air can’t hold as much humidity and therefore your skin dries out more.
One of the first things I like to remind my patients about alcohol is that it is dehydrating. Skin cells, like all cells in the body, are made of water. But when there is not enough to go around, water will flow to our internal organs first, sometimes leaving our skin with less than it needs.