4 REASONS YOU CAN’T SLEEP RIGHT NOW AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Sleep during the pandemic is a topic that seems to be coming up a lot. While some people are sleeping better since COVID-19 started, many more are struggling with insomnia symptoms. Here are some of the reasons why you might be having a hard time sleeping right now. And with a few small changes, you […]

DR. SAFAYAN’S UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please be aware that we are in a state of emergency. The United States surgeon general, along with the D.C. Department of Health and the mayor’s office, have asked that all non-urgent and elective surgical procedures, medical office visits and dental office visits be curtailed. This will ensure that we all […]

LIVE TO 100 – HEALTH SECRETS OF CENTENARIANS

Most people would like to live to 100 years old, especially if they can continue being healthy and active. Physicians from antiquity to present days had ideas on how to keep us healthy and slow down aging. And for centuries we’ve used diets for longevity. In the last century with the advancement of science we […]

WHY YOUR FITBIT IS MAKING YOUR SLEEP WORSE?

Wearable sleep tracking devices are ubiquitous these days. As a therapist who focuses on sleep, I often have clients show me their FitBit data and how much “deep sleep” and REM they are getting. This is something that will bring clients to my office in the first place. One of the first recommendations I make […]

THANKSGIVING WITHOUT WEIGHT GAIN

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are starting to see inspirational quotes like “There is always something to be thankful for”. There are also quotes about Thanksgiving that are meant to be funny. And the majority of them follow these lines: “Happy Thanksgiving! Remember to set your scale back ten pounds this weekend” or […]

WHAT’S IN SEASON? KALE IN MARCH!

I’d like to talk about the whole cabbage family because it’s one of the most important vegetable families and, certainly, the most diverse. You might have also heard other names for this family like Brassica or Cruciferous. We eat leaves, flowers, seeds and stems of the cabbage family which includes: red, white and green cabbages, […]