August 2009

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A Small Gland Doing A Big Job!

One of my patients came to me feeling tired, run down, confused and out of focus. When I suggested it could be related to his thyroid, he was shocked. That’s because most people don’t think a small gland like the thyroid could have such a huge affect on your overall health. Nothing could be farther […]

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Part II: All Diabetics Are Not the Same

In my previous “Healthy Answer” article I helped you better understand the problems and solutions of diabetes type 1. Unfortunately, many Americans suffer from another type of diabetes that is far more prevalent and this article will help you better comprehend the differences. Here’s a general description on the two types: Diabetes falls into the […]

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What You Should Know About Diabetes

Whenever I inform my patients that they may be suffering from juvenile diabetes, better known as Type 1, the reaction is often the same. “How can I have juvenile diabetes when I am not an adolescent?” This is a very good question and one worth explaining. Although juvenile diabetes tends to occur in young, lean […]

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Inflammation

If I told you that inflammation is good for your health chances are you would think I had lost my mind, especially if you happen to be one of the millions who suffer with the pain of arthritis. Although inflammation is linked to a host of diseases related to aging, it can be your best […]

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Stomach Disorders

There is nothing worse than suffering from all sorts of unpleasant symptoms related to stomach disorders. Just going out to eat with friends can become a nightmare when you have to make a mad dash to the bathroom because of abdominal pain and diarrhea. If you are one of the thousands of people who experience […]

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Sex For Women Over 60

One of my patients came to me last week complaining about his wife. He said she just wasn’t interested in sex anymore. He added, “After she turned 60, her desire for sex disappeared. Is there such a thing as a female Viagra?” This is a question I get frequently from men who are having sexual […]

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Your Skin Is The First Line of Defense

Your skin is likely to be something you take for granted and you assume it’s less important than other parts of your body. The truth is that your skin serves as the first line of defense to protect you from harm. Skin is the largest organ of your body and provides information about your surroundings […]

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Can A Good Night’s Sleep Beat Depression?

Everyone has days where they feel down in the dumps. But when feelings of sadness, anger or frustration become so overwhelming they interfere with your daily activities you could fall into depression. While sleep disorders have long been associated with depression, recent research on this link has changed the way the medical community views the […]

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The Ins And Outs Of A Gluten-Free Diet

You may be hearing a lot about gluten these days and wondering what the fuss is about. There are gluten-free breads and other specialty products in stores, and you may have friends who follow gluten-free diets. Here are the facts about gluten and some information to help you decide if a gluten-free diet may be […]

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