February 2011

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The Sweet Health Benefits Of Sour Foods

As a young man, I remember my grandmother trying to give me sauerkraut for dinner once and making the worst face possible in response to which my grandmother laughed and said, “Sauerkraut is not only good, it’s good for you!” When I tell my patients about sauerkraut as a health food, they make almost that […]

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Prevent Prostate Disease: Keep It Healthy

I think one of the scariest things that my male patients face is the prospect of prostate disease, especially as they pass the age of 50. Indeed, the statistics on prostate health are not great, with 1 out of 6 men predicted to develop prostate disease in their lifetime, and 1 in 35 dying from […]

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Boost Your Brain Power And Memory Over 40!

Frequently my over-40 patients start getting a little anxious when they begin experiencing “brain fog” and forgetting some things like a name, where they put their keys, appointments, if they took their medications, etc. They fear these lapses may be symptoms of Alzheimer or some other brain-disease. I assure them that, about 95% of the […]

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Muscle Cramps: How To Get, Treat, And Prevent Them

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients involves painful muscle cramps and what to do about them. Likely, you’ve gotten your share of them too, especially if you’re active and exercise regularly. Sometimes they’re just a vague, achy “charley horse” or tightness and other times muscle cramps can be a deep, […]

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Detox For Successful Health Resolutions!

At the start of a New Year many of my patients make resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, exercise more, or cut back on their alcohol consumption. After I tell them how glad I am that they’ve decided to take better control of their health they’re often surprised when I tell them that one of […]

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Know The Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Like many of my patients, you may want to turn over a new, and healthy, leaf for 2011. As I tell my patients, one of the most important things you can do for your health is to know your risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease in America is still one of the number #1 […]

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Computers And Eye Strain: What You Can Do

If you’re like many of my patients, perhaps your job requires you to spend a great deal of time in front of a computer every day. If so, you’ve likely experienced a form of eyestrain associated with prolonged computer use called computer vision syndrome. I’d like to talk to you about some ways you can […]

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