Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance?

Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance? After decades of study, there is now a big question about whether serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research. A huge study just published in Molecular Psychiatry (1)  suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and […]

Intentional Living – How to Be Fully Present with Life

Intentional Living – How to Be Fully Present with Life is the latest episode of the Dr Karen Health Show. On this podcast episode,  I share my personal commitment to being more fully present in the moment – in my relationships, down time, walking and eating. It’s a great practice ! Are you fully present […]

The Hunger Fix Dilemma

The Hunger Fix Dilemma is about breaking so-called “false” or destructive habits like overeating and replacing  them with healthier actions such as healthy eating. exercise, music, meditation, sleep. There are two “reward” systems I focus on with mt clients…. The dopamine reward system can drive us into unhealthy food and behavioral “hooks”. A dopamine” rush” in […]

The Biggest Blockbuster Drug – NOT what you think!

The Biggest Blockbuster Drug – NOT what you think! Maybe you thought about the COVID drugs or statins or weight loss pills! NOPE. It’s EXERCISE ! The Biggest Blockbuster Drug Can Create a brain growth factor (BDNF), which is basically Miracle Grow for your brain. Improve your mood Boost your energy Reduce overall stress in […]

Five Sugar Myths that Might Surprise You

Five sugar myths that might surprise you is designed to help you make the best decisions for your health. Despite 40 years of us being brainwashed into thinking that fat is bad, it turns out sugar—not fat—is what makes us sick and overweight. Five Sugar Myths that Might Surprise You Sugar Myth # 1 Brown […]

A Must Read Book for 2022

A must read book for 2022 takes us to the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, and to  2020 Manhattan in the grip of the pandemic. The contrast of these two worlds is so much part of so many of our lives. The push/pull  (or Ying/Yang) of life is […]

The “NEW” Truth About Aging

The “NEW” truth about aging is about throwing out old stereotypes! AARP Second Half of Life Study: In collaboration with National Geographic Partners shows that older Americans are redefining their health, defying challenges and living with purpose “Happiness in older age isn’t about wealth, beauty, or any of the other standards typically associated with youth-driven pop […]

Spices to Combat Meal Boredom

Spices really do combat meal fatigue!! What Are Spices? Spices are aromatic flavorings from seeds, fruits, bark and other plant parts. Used to season and preserve food, and as medicines, dyes, and perfumes, spices have been highly valued for thousands of years Tip to Get Best Flavor From Spices To get the best flavor from […]

The Alzheimer’s Gene: How Important Is It?

The Alzheimer’s Gene- How Important Is It?  There is so much you can do to protect your brain even if you have the Alzheimer’s Gene variant. Learn all about it in this episode of The Dr Karen Health Show The Alzheimer’s Gene There are multiple factors which influence the chance that an individual will develop […]