August 2010

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Knee Surgery And Recovery: What To Expect!

As you get older, you may get arthritis in your knees that damages the structures and may necessitate surgery. Or, you may be very active in sports and have injured ligaments or cartilage that may require surgery. Although it’s still not a picnic, knee surgery is not the harrowing ordeal it used to be. Depending […]

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What Are Hives And What Do They Mean?

If you’re like most of my patients, you’ve likely experienced an outbreak of hives at least once in your life. They are fairly common responses to something you came in contact with that you were either slightly, or badly, allergic to in food, medicine, or something in your environment like dust, pollen, weeds, and insect […]

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Juicing: What It Does For Your Health

You likely know that you should eat the recommended minimum of 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day.  What I like to tell my patients though is to shoot for optimal levels of between 7-12 to get the most anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals you can from food sources. Now, to a lot of my […]

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Blood Sugar- How To Keep It Normal

Did you know that high blood sugar problems and type 2 diabetes are reaching epidemic levels in America? That’s right! Approximately 18.2 million Americans have type 2 diabetes! It’s most prevalent in Native-American populations and seems to affect men over 40 more than women nearly 2:1, but women do have problems with high blood sugar, […]

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Your Thyroid- What You Should Know

Today, I’d like to talk to you about thyroid disease. It’s estimated that 59 million Americans have thyroid disease being either hypo (too low) or hyper (too high). They are opposites on the thyroid functioning spectrum with treatment of one sometimes resulting in the other. The thyroid is the master regulator of energy usage in […]

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Anemia: What To Do About It

Today, I’d like to talk to you about a common ailment that many of my patients are found to have. It’s one of those conditions whose symptoms can range from mild and fleeting to dramatic and scary. It’s called anemia and it can go undiagnosed for a long time. Anemia affects many Americans, in fact, […]

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Antioxidants

Of all the things we have to concern ourselves with, preventing “internal rust” is not likely to be on your list. However, it should be as it’s one of the most important things you can do for your health not only to stay looking and feeling younger but to avoid serious disease. But what do […]

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Fight Osteoporosis With The Right Foods

A patient came in the other day and told me her mother had been diagnosed with osteoporosis. She wanted to know if it was hereditary and if she were at risk for it too. As I told her, in general, if you’re over 50, female, menopausal, of slight build and weight, you are in the […]

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Detoxify Naturally For Better Health

Are you bloated with puffy bags under your eyes? Feeling low on energy for no particular reason? You sleep well enough, you’re trying to eat healthy, you exercise a few times a week, and your life has nothing catastrophic happening at the moment. So why do you feel so blah? Well, if you’re like many […]

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Gum Disease Can Seriously Affect Your Health

When I examine a patient for the first time, I quickly assess their overall health by looking in their mouth. That’s right. The condition of their mouth and teeth can tell me a lot about what other health problems they may have. You may wonder, isn’t ‘mouth health’ the concern of a dentist? Yes it […]

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You're Never Too Old For Love

The movie Something’s Gotta Give with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, both in their 60s may have done more for ‘mature lovers’ egos and sex lives than Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra! The scene where they have sex for the first time is both hilarious and touching and speaks of the issues over-50 people face with […]

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