June 2008

Skin care 2

Beat The Summer Itch!

The summer months are now here and that means plenty of heat. Often during these months our skin become subject to being dry, itchy, and irritated. Skin allergies become more pronounce and can easily become inflamed. Also the exposure to certain plants and bugs also can result in some type of skin disorder. In order […]

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The Anti-Stress Hormone

I called DHEA the “anti-stress hormone”. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone. Don’t let that tongue-twisted name bother you, everyone refers to it as DHEA. It is the most abundant product of the adrenal glands. DHEA is the precursor used by your body in producing sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. It is produced in large […]

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The Everyday Diet Secret

By now we know that what we eat makes a huge difference in our health. If I told you that there is one nutrient proven to maintain weight and lower the risk of heart disease and diabetes, I am betting that you would not hesitate to add it to your diet right away. Well, this […]

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Healing Mind And Body With Massage And Stretching

When patients ask me about natural medicine, they often expect me to talk about herbs, folk remedies or exotic Chinese healing techniques. So, when the first thing I recommend for patients is stretching and massage, they are often surprised. Though most people view massage as a pleasurable indulgence and stretching as an athletic activity, both […]

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What To Do About Styes And Chalazia

You probably remember your mother telling you to take your vitamins or munch on carrots for healthy eyes. I’m not disputing this wisdom, but I have studied many eye conditions that can’t be prevented with vitamins alone. For instance, most patients who suffer from styes and chalazia don’t know about the natural treatments for these […]

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The Common Symptom That Stumps Many Doctors

Do you know the common medical complaint that regularly puzzles doctors? Roughly 40% of people will seek help for this symptom at least once in their lives. It is usually the sign of a treatable condition, though occasionally it signifies a serious health problem. I’m talking about dizziness, an unpleasant symptom with one of many […]

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How To Choose The Right Sunscreen For You

Beach season is officially in full swing. As a dermatologist, that means I am fielding a slew of questions about proper sun protection. Research studies have proven time and time again that sun exposure causes 90 percent of all skin cancers. Since hiding out indoors is the last thing you want to do on a […]

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It’s Not You, It’s Your Midlife Crisis

We all go through our share of ups and downs in life. One of the most famous examples of a “down” is the male midlife crisis. Whether you believe that the midlife crisis is psychological, physical or a problem with modern society, the fact is that a large number of men must deal with this […]

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Protecting Your Brain And Revitalizing Your Memory!

The greatest gift you have as a human being is your intelligence… your “brain power.” Your ability to reason, to solve problems and, most important, to remember – is what makes you the individual that you are. Loss of this ability, particularly memory loss, either short-term or long-term, is a frightening prospect for anyone. In […]

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Are Your Everyday Household Cleaners Making You Sick?

We take care of our health and the health of our families in countless ways everyday. Whenever you pack a healthy lunch for a child, make a doctor’s appointment for your spouse or meet a friend at the gym, you are making choices that positively affect someone’s well being. All these small, everyday things add […]

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The Damaging Effects Of Stress On Your Health!

It may start with tightness in your neck and shoulder muscles. Then your head starts throbbing and before you know it, a tension headache sets in. Stress takes different forms in all of us. It not only manifests itself with physical symptoms, like tight muscles, but mental symptoms too, like being easily irritated or feeling […]

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