Depression: These Surprising Nutrients Boost Mood

At this time of year, I’m reminded to also ask my older patients how their mental health is doing.  I do it for two reasons.  One is because October is Depression Awareness month and the other is that older people can often hide their depression better than younger people.  So, if you’re over 50, I’d […]

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Forget Tanning Booths: Doing This Creates a Healthy Color Naturally

Summer is officially over and so is spending a few hours in the sun each day.  But, many of you still want to keep that healthy, sun-sparked tan of summer. If you’ve been thinking of visiting the nearest tanning booth, or buying an expensive cosmetic “tanner” or “bronzer”, I’d like to tell you a simple, […]

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Cataract Surgery: New ReLACS Technology Does It Better

If you’re age 60 and over, your ophthalmologist may have told you that you have a cataract in one or both eyes. They may also have told you that in the not too distant future you’ll have to think about removing it to improve your vision. Many of my patients have asked me my opinion […]

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Warning: Gut Bacteria Can Cause Dangerous Heart Disease

For a long time, it was believed that too-high cholesterol was the cause of dangerous, artery-narrowing plaques.  So, giving cholesterol-lowering statin-drugs were thought key in reducing these plaques. It was soon realized that people with low cholesterol levels were also having heart attacks.  Clearly, something else was contributing to heart disease besides cholesterol. That’s when […]

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Arthritis Sufferers: Studies, Users Prove It, Marijuana Diminishes Joint Pain

As an orthopedist, I see many patients with the joint pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility of arthritis.  I’ve also seen the depression and frustration of the limitations that arthritis can put on your life.  For this reason, many people have chosen to use marijuana for their symptoms instead of taking prescription arthritis drugs, or pain […]

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Warning: Your Stiff Neck May Up Your Risk for A Stroke

Although I’ve been telling my patients about this potentially serious health threat for many years, I’d also like to warn my readers about it as well. Especially since I came across the warning again the other day while reading research studies in the American Heart Association (AHA)’s journal, Stroke.  The warning is of particular importance […]

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Can’t Lose That Ugly Belly Fat? Put Your Ears To Work

I recently attended an integrative medicine conference.  For those of you who don’t know what integrative medicine is, it’s “integrating” traditional medicine with alternative medicine practices to get the best of both worlds as treatment for your patients. At the conference, I met many interesting healthcare professionals. One of them was a naturopathic doctor from […]

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20 Minutes of This Gives You A Leaner, Stronger, Younger Look

Do you get tired just thinking of doing 30 minutes of cardio?  Do you think of every possible excuse not to do weight training that often leaves you sore? Worse, have you pulled or strained muscles doing both? If you’re like most of my patients, you answered Yes to both of these. But, I have […]

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September is Suicide Prevention Month – Older Men At Higher Risk

The recent tragic suicide of comedian Robin Williams shed light on an uncomfortable subject that, unfortunately, is more common in America than most of us realize.  That subject is suicide in men over 60. Since September is National Suicide Awareness/Prevention Month, I’d like to talk to you about how you can help the over-60 man […]

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Tighten, Heal and Fight Aging Skin With This Ancient Oil

Recently, a patient of mine brought me an article about the ability of  skin to “smell”.  She was pretty surprised by this, but it’s true, your skin can “smell”.  In fact, several of your organs can perceive smell – just not in the same way your nose does. Your skin can actually “hear” too and […]

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Got Sore Joints? More of These 2 Nutrients Can Help

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” couldn’t be more true in regards to your bones or joints. That’s why I’ve been telling my older patients to pay more attention to their diet to preserve their joint health and stay active.  This is backed up by recent research that has shown that certain dietary […]

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A Powerhouse Workout That’s Also An Energizing Blast!

If your workout routine is getting a little ho-hum, I’d like to tell you about an amazing water workout I tried recently. It will not only energize you, slim you, tone your entire body, make your heart work more efficiently, help your bones and joints, but it also helps you stay younger looking. It’s just […]

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