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The Not-So-Good Effects of Caffeine

Posted On Oct 03, 2013

I’m shocked by the amount of practitioners making diet and lifestyle recommendations to their patients without discussing the effects of coffee and caffeine. For one, coffee tends to exacerbate high blood pressure symptoms. Over the years I’ve seen the coffee/high blood pressure link in many of my patients, particularly coffee drinkers on blood pressure medication(s)….

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8 Things You Can Do to Make Daily Life Better (and Healthier)

Posted On Sep 19, 2013

When it comes to good health, much of it relies on the little day-to-day things we do to take care of ourselves. With busy jobs, kids, and increased stress, it can be easy to skimp on these things, but we always pay the price with low energy and higher stress. Here’s a guide to 8…

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10 Healthy and Tasty Lunches To Fit Any Schedule

Posted On Sep 13, 2013

Now that you’re eating breakfast like a king with our quick and healthy breakfast ideas, let’s talk about lunch. It’s argued that we should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper to maintain energy levels and a healthy weight. That doesn’t mean we have to put on a…

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10 Quick and Healthy Breakfast Meal Ideas

Posted On Sep 05, 2013

There are many excuses to skip breakfast: not enough time, too busy, not hungry, I’ll snack on something later. Problem is, there aren’t any good excuses to skip breakfast. And there are plenty of good reasons not to. It may sound like a cliché by now, but breakfast really is king. A healthy breakfast provides…

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Burnout Prevention and Defense Tips

Posted On Aug 20, 2013

In our previous blog, we showed you what the 4 stages of burnout feel like. Now we move on to the good stuff: things you can do to avoid and counteract burnout. Burnout Prevention and Defense Tips Never eat starchy carbohydrates (breads, pastas) by themselves. Reduce or avoid  caffeine, sugar, alcohol and white flour products. As harsh…

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The Four Stages of Burnout

Posted On Aug 08, 2013

According to Wikipedia, burnout is a psychological term that refers to long-term exhaustion and diminished interest in work. These are the 4 typical stages of burnout. I invite you to read each one carefully and see if any sound like you. You can also view my burnout checklist to see if you could be heading…

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Dr. Bakker’s 7 Tips for Dealing with Tension and Anxiety

Posted On Aug 03, 2013

1. Talk it over Why do you think many people come to see health-care practitioners? This is because every patient will naturally talk about the physical symptoms they have, but will also launch into how they feel emotionally and issues they face with family, friends and employers. Many confide about what is bugging them, and by…

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Are Sad Kids Sick Kids? Immunity and Emotional Health

Posted On Jul 18, 2013

Despite your best efforts, do you feel like your child(ren) gets sick more often than other kids? Does it feel like he or she get sick at certain times throughout the year, without fail? Does your child experience recurrent cough, asthma or eczema? A less effective or poor-performing immune system can have many causes, such…

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Why Do I Have to Feel Worse Before Feeling Better?

Posted On Jul 02, 2013

It seems cruel, but sometimes it seems like your body punishes you for doing the right thing. For example, many people, when starting their journey to battle adrenal fatigue, start to feel worse before feeling better. They’re watching their diet, monitoring their lifestyle to eliminate and reduce stress, supplementing with good nutrients, yet are worse…

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Improving Your Adrenal Function to Reduce Inflammation

Posted On Jun 20, 2013

This is a continuation of a previous article – Click here to read Part 1 on the link between inflammation, adrenal function and autoimmune disorders With inflammation, it is in your best interest to improve your adrenal function to its maximum potential. Let’s look at 3 key ways to achieve this: 1: Diet and Lifestyle…

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