Lisa B. Nelson
Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is Director of Medical Education at Kripalu. She holds a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts in Worcester and completed her residency in family medicine at Boston Medical Center. A longtime advocate for community wellness, Lisa is a practicing physician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and serves as medical director of the Nutrition Center, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition, and culinary education.
Why Sugar Isn't So Sweet
Natural Light: A Missing Ingredient for Health?
What if our increasing reliance on computers, smartphones, and the Internet is undermining our health, apart from the way these devices keep us sedentary?
The Science of Willpower
I saw a lovely young woman, whom I’ll call Cathy, in my office this week. She was there to discuss her inability to lose weight. After discussing the basics...
For Better Heart Health: Start and Break the Daily Fast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Cardiometabolic Syndrome: Are You At Risk?
Cardiometabolic syndrome is both preventable and reversible
Better Bone Health: It's All About Balance
Want to keep your bones healthy and strong? If you’re paying attention to the news these days, the word on bone health can feel pretty discouraging....
When we think of abundance, we often think of material things: having enough money, clothes, or a beautiful home.
Nutritional Health: What We Eat and How We Eat
Not only what we eat, but how we eat, plays a big role in nutritional health.
Vitamins and Antioxidants, with a Grain of Salt
Living in the Information Age means that we’re constantly bombarded with data—much of it contradictory—about our health. A recent example: In a University...
Savor the Season: Mindful Eating for the Holidays
The way to avoid excess weight is not a drastic diet but lifestyle changes. One of the most constructive changes is to adopt a mindful-eating practice.
Four Keys to Influencing Your Genes
The more we learn about epigenetics (how genes are expressed, as opposed to how they are originally coded) and its relationship to chronic disease, the...
Prevent Heart Disease with a Healthy Lifestyle
It’s the organ we associate with love. It’s the organ whose beats keep us alive. Let’s face it: the heart is pretty important. And yet more people die from...
From the Mat to the Clinic: Yoga Enters Mainstream Medicine
by Bess Hochstein At tax time, I go through my records (basically a box of receipts), and pull one out and set it aside. It’s a receipt for yoga classes and,...
Kripalu Perspectives: Preventing and Reversing Heart Disease with Lisa Nelson
Lisa B. Nelson names the three biggest risk factors for heart disease, and addresses techniques that can prevent—and even reverse—the effects of heart disease and other chronic conditions.
De-Sugaring the American Breakfast
I’m a morning person. Always have been. Some people can’t eat anything first thing in the morning, but not me. My stomach’s more than ready for nourishment...
Acceptance and appreciation are much more powerful catalysts to making positive shifts than shame and guilt.
The End of Illness?
In his new book, The End of Illness, California oncologist Dr. David Agus argues for an immediate shift in the way we view healthcare. Americans are...
The Sleep-Exercise Link
Regular exercise can improve sleep.
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