drflannery.com http://drflannery.com Healthwise Clinical Nutrition Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:33:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 The problem with perfumes: Watch out for toxins http://drflannery.com/problem-with-perfumes/ http://drflannery.com/problem-with-perfumes/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:36:31 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2803 Nicely scented products can trigger pleasant memories or a good mood. In fact, some of the chemicals used in perfumes have been found to have a mild narcotic effect. Sadly, however, they can also trigger serious physical illnesses and reactions in people who have developed a chemical sensitivity, and the numbers of such people are growing. But…

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Artificial food colorings: What you don’t know can make you sick http://drflannery.com/artificial-food-coloring/ http://drflannery.com/artificial-food-coloring/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:52:12 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2796 If you’re like most people, you probably have a vague notion artificial food coloring is “bad.” You’ve also probably heard it makes some kids hyperactive. But did you know the science on artificial food dyes is so thorough and damning that they are banned in two European countries, require warning labels throughout the European Union…

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North to south through the gut – what can go wrong http://drflannery.com/gut-health/ http://drflannery.com/gut-health/#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:19:12 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2540 We live in a time of unprecedented abundance of food and medical advances yet we are sicker than ever. It is considered normal to suffer from insomnia, PMS, depression, chronic pain, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and so on. But in reality these are our bodies’ warning signs that something is wrong. “All disease begins in the gut,”…

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Suffering from burn out? Look at adrenal health http://drflannery.com/suffering-from-burn-out-look-at-adrenal-health/ http://drflannery.com/suffering-from-burn-out-look-at-adrenal-health/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19:47:18 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2538 The adrenal glands are two walnut-sized glands that sit atop the kidneys and that can make the different between being bouncy and energetic or run down and burned out. This is because they release stress hormones and the hormone cortisol, which, among other things, gives us energy. Unfortunately, the adrenal glands are under siege by…

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Salt is not as fearsome as you’ve been led to believe http://drflannery.com/salt-is-not-as-fearsome-as-youve-been-led-to-believe/ http://drflannery.com/salt-is-not-as-fearsome-as-youve-been-led-to-believe/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:35:36 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2535 Aging people have long since been resigned to living out their latter years avoiding salt and eating a bland, tasteless diet. But new research shows the risks of salt may be overblown. Also, if you have low blood pressure, salt can actually serve as a boost to your health. Salt has been recognized as a precious commodity throughout human…

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Could loneliness be the cause of addiction? http://drflannery.com/could-loneliness-be-the-cause-of-addiction/ http://drflannery.com/could-loneliness-be-the-cause-of-addiction/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:46:19 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2533 Everyone is familiar with addiction to some degree, whether it’s that daily dose of chocolate you can’t give up or watching a loved one succumb to drug abuse. Many factors play a role in addiction, but some research suggests loneliness plays a pivotal role in encouraging addiction, and that taking measures to remedy loneliness can be powerful…

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Diet sodas can make you fat and pre-diabetic http://drflannery.com/diet-sodas-can-make-you-fat-and-pre-diabetic/ http://drflannery.com/diet-sodas-can-make-you-fat-and-pre-diabetic/#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:42:00 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2529 If you regularly drink diet soda and use artificial sweeteners because you think it will help you lose weight, you’re unwittingly sabotaging your efforts. Sure, artificial sweeteners like sucralose, saccharine, and aspartame save on calories, but a recent Israeli study shows they can skew the composition of gut bacteria, or our microbiome  in a way that…

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Where does fat go when you lose weight? http://drflannery.com/where-does-fat-go-when-you-lose-weight/ http://drflannery.com/where-does-fat-go-when-you-lose-weight/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:12:39 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2526 If you’re like most people you are hoping to start the New Year by losing a few pounds. However, did you ever stop to wonder just where those pounds go when you lose them? Turns out most experts don’t know either, and the answer may surprise you. Most people think that when we burn fat…

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Your phone, computer, tablet, and TV cause insomnia http://drflannery.com/your-phone-computer-tablet-and-tv-cause-insomnia/ http://drflannery.com/your-phone-computer-tablet-and-tv-cause-insomnia/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 23:44:17 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2523 Do you like to play a little Candy Crush or surf Facebook before bed? Or maybe you’re vegging out in front of your giant LED television or reading a novel on your iPad. Then when you turn the lights off you toss and turn frustratingly into the wee hours of the morning, glancing constantly at…

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Make the New Year more active through more fun http://drflannery.com/make-the-new-year-more-active-through-more-fun/ http://drflannery.com/make-the-new-year-more-active-through-more-fun/#comments Wed, 31 Dec 2014 06:28:54 +0000 http://drflannery.com/?p=2520 Most of us are starting the New Year with resolutions to improve, but few changes will improve your life more than regular exercise. However, starting an exercise habit can seem insurmountable to the chronically sedentary. This article offers tips to get you motivated to begin and stick with regular exercise. First off, there’s more to…

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