Insomnia, Brain Fog & the Depression Connection

  Depression is a complicated diagnosis but far more common than one may believe. In an interview with Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DHSc, DC, MNeuroSc Underground Wellness founder Sean Croxton delves into the mystery behind this often overlooked disorder.   A few facts: All neurological diseases start with depression. There are several different kinds of depression.…

Dinner Plate

Portion Distortion

It may come as no surprise that the average dinner plate has increased by 36% since 1960. Perhaps you’ve noticed, perhaps not. Perhaps you’ve noticed that waistlines have also increased since 1960. Coincidence? I think not…   In my experience as a holistic nutritionist I have found that most people attribute their weight gain (or…

February is Heart Month

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only reason to give that blood pumping, life giving organ in your chest a second thought this month. Forget the chocolate and sugary candies. Forget the sappy poems and overpriced flowers. If the heart in your chest fails you then none of the rest of it matters. And yet more than…

What The Heck is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is a system of medicine rooted in the same principles of yoga, both stemming from the Hindu culture and practices. While the exact origins are up for debate it is known that the practice of ayurveda evolved from the Vedas, (the sanskrit word for ‘wisdom’) a collection of ancient texts written in vedic sanskrit…

Help Me Keep My New Years Resolution in 2015!

Beginning a new year is an ideal opportunity to embrace change, move in a positive direction & refocus your personal goals. While I do encourage you to eat more veggies, drink more water, spend more time outside, quit smoking, limit your alcohol intake, try meditation, exercise regularly and not forget to breathe, trying to incorporate…

Back To School Eco-Friendly

While the supplies began leaking out into stores in July, they’re out in full force now. The kids will be back in classrooms in no time- if they’re not already. Along with this time of year comes the purchasing of all kinds of things: pencils, clothing, new runners, the works. While budget is of course…

August is National Eye Exam Month!

An often overlooked area of ones overall well being, your ocular health could use a little attention this month. Sears Optical founded National Eye Exam Month in 1989 to increase awareness of this important part of your senses. Can you imagine your life suddenly blind? I suspect nearly everything about your day to day would…

Is DDT Affecting The Number On The Scale?

Though banned in the 1950’s, the pesticide dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is still affecting our health today. DDT was used not only on crops, but on dairies & cattle farms, in homes and even in the wallpaper in children’s rooms to fend of pests such as ants & flies.