It’s that time of the year! Bring on the eggnog, cookies, turkey, and holiday pies—with a side of weight gain, bloating, heartburn, and irritability! We can laugh about it, but on a more serious note, it can sometimes feel impossible to enjoy the holidays without gaining weight and feeling poorly.
While many of you are looking forward to gaining an hour of sleep this weekend, your body may not be so excited about it, as its internal rhythm will want to take about a week or so to adjust to the confusion of the time change.
This month, three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine for their work explaining how humans, animals, and even plants adapt their biological rhythm to the cycle of the Earth’s revolutions. It is pretty cool stuff, especially when you realize you have an internal clock that is influenced by the rotation of the earth,…
In the 25-plus years that I’ve worked in medicine, I’ve seen many changes and advances in the science of weight loss.