Monthly Archives: January 2012

Eating like a Caveman

A tough challenge

For one week, seven long days, eat like a Cave Man. Nothing from a box, no sodas or coffee. Just water and fruit, vegetables, nuts, and lean meat.

If it comes from God you can eat it. If it comes from Man you can’t. Keep a brief diary of how feel even if it’s just the beginning and the end.

You should feel like a new person and probably lose about 5 pounds!

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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Cutting back on Caffeine

Here’s another healthy tip:

Cut way back caffeine.

Go ahead and have your morning mocha, latte, coffee, or black tea.  Just watch out for the rest of the day.  Caffeine has a half life of 8 to 10 hours, and if you have trouble falling asleep, it may be due to the amount of caffeine that is still lurking in your body.

There are tests to see how rapidly your body can metabolize caffeine.  The tests may not be covered by insurance though.  Check with you health care provider.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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2 More Glasses of Water

Tip of the Day:

Drink 2 more glasses of water today, whether you are thirsty or not.

Dehydration causes fatigue, decreased vitality, and saggy skin.  Make your goal to drink between 60 to 80 ounces of water a day.

Now, get busy and have a glass of water!

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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Optimizing Your Nutrition

Achieving Vibrant Health

I could rephrase everything in this wonderful article by Dr. Mark Hyman, but instead I’m going to post the link and you can read it for yourself.  I think it will really open your eyes, as I know it did mine.

Dr. Mark Hyman – How to Optimize Your Nutrition and Achieve Vibrant Health

That’s all for today.

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I took some much needed time off for the holiday season, but I’m back.

Instead of making New Year’s resolutions that you quite possibly already have broken, why not resolve to take one day at a time and do one, just one, healthy thing a day?  Perhaps something like “today I am going to…..”

If you need some help to get going I will be posting tips regularly so tune in.

My first tip is:

  • Eat breakfast and make sure that you eat it within 30 minutes of getting up.  It must include 3-4 oz. of protein.  Doing this will jump start your metabolism and get you set for the day!

 

Dr. Nancy Scheinost
Rheumatology of Brazos Valley

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