Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM

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The Yin & Yang of the Holiday Season

From pumpkins and spooky Halloween decorations to Hanukkah candles, Christmas lights and hot cocoa, the holiday season is a lively time of year. Traditionally this is the time to spend with loved ones, give thanks for all that you have and indulge in comfort food. As a child, my excitement came from watching holiday cartoons and anticipating the arrival of Santa and presents.


Tart Cherries: A Natural Sleep Aid for Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? If so, eating tart cherries an hour before bedtime might help. High in antioxidants, nature’s original gum drops are brimming with nutrition. Cherries are a natural food source of melatonin, the body’s sleep rhythm hormone. They have also been found to decrease oxidative stress and have anti inflammatory properties.