Entries by Catherine Campbell

Best Diet For Me, Part 2: Genetics

Part 2 of our “What is the Best Diet For Me?” blog series. Check back here often so you don’t miss an installment, or subscribe to our newsletter! In our last post, we considered food not just as a source of sustenance, but a source of information for our bodies, a blueprint for the body […]

Best Diet For Me: Approach To Eating

Part 1 of our “What Is The Best Diet For Me?” blog series. Be sure to check back each week for the latest installment!  The word “diet” is frequently met with an internal wince, or perhaps a heavy sigh because we often think of diets as a means to losing weight and getting healthier, which […]

Six Mood-Boosting Exercises

Science has long proven the link between elevated mood and exercise. Physical exertion releases endorphins, which give the body and brain a natural high that can’t help but improve one’s overall mood and focus. Here are 6 simple mood-boosting exercises that don’t require a lot of time, space, or fancy equipment to accomplish. Yoga All […]

Are Smartphones Making Us Unhealthy?

It’s no doubt smartphones have changed our lives. They have made keeping in touch with loved ones easier. They have frustrated parents of teenagers. They have put the world at our fingertips, but they’ve increased the pace of our lives to frenetic levels. There are arguments both for and against smartphones, but are they making […]

How a Healthy Body Processes Processed Food

Food manufacturing methods have changed drastically in the last several decades to provide us with boxed and prepackaged options in the grocery store for the sake of convenience and low cost. As a result, our diet has made a massive shift from what our bodies were designed to handle, and it’s really showing—particularly in our […]

Dr. Vickery Featured in Biltmore Beacon

Dr. Vickery was recently featured in The Biltmore Beacon. Check out an excerpt from the article here. Gus Vickery, M.D., recently announced the publication of his new book entitled ‘Authentic Health.’ He describes it as a guide to losing weight, feeling better, mastering stress, sleeping well every night, and enjoying a sense of purpose. The […]

Intermittent Fasting 101: How to Get Started

Fasting is not a new concept to human biology. Our bodies were designed to handle periods of food scarcity by using something called metabolic flexibility, which is our body’s ability to switch energy sources when one source is low. Our most immediate source of energy is the calories we consume, the fats and carbohydrates in […]

The Shape of Food in America

It’s not just our imaginations: obesity in America is on the rise, and with it, chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. But why are Americans gaining weight when public health experts increasingly agree we’re not consciously choosing to overeat? Our Food Environment The way food is perceived and moved in America is […]

The Messy Doctor-Patient-Insurance Relationship

This article is part of our new “One-to-One” blog series, a frank and honest look at the state of healthcare with Dr. Gus Vickery. Enjoy!   Let’s talk about the doctor, patient, and insurance relationship. You have insurance for your health. You’ve gotta have insurance, it’s the law. Not only that, it’s the smart thing […]