July 2011

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The Mineral and The Skeleton

A strong skeleton means a strong body, one that can keep you together and moving the rest of your life (which I wish you a long, healthy and happy one!). What keeps your skeleton strong? There are several things, but generally a plain and simple little mineral called calcium is what gives all the bones of your skeleton strength. Let’s talk, then, about what calcium does for your bones and how you can be assured that you get enough of it so your skeleton stays strong.

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Prostate Health and Sex

It may surprise you to know that I also talk to my male patients about the importance of sexual activity but from a much different perspective – one that can save their life by keeping their prostate healthy. You read that right – regular sexual activity can keep your prostate, and the rest of you, healthy well into your old age. Let me explain how.

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Home Remedies For Headaches

Unlike regular headaches, migraines usually have more specific triggers that are peculiar to the person getting them, i.e., specific hormone changes or even allergies. However, did you know that you don’t need to run to the drugstore to treat either of these types of headaches? That’s right. There are several home remedies that you can try first and I’d like to tell you about them.

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Blood Sugar Levels and Mercury

In the last several years there has been a lot of controversy about how much mercury we, as humans, can be exposed to before our health starts to suffer. How much exposure is too much? As a result, many of my patients have asked me about mercury exposure and what they can do to better protect their health. Although the effects of mercury on human health are not always clear, one health concern in particular, blood sugar levels, has become clearer.

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A Very Uncommon Name For an Herb That Fights A Very Common Disease!

When complicated diseases such as diabetes get out of hand, doctors must sometimes rely on prescriptions as treatment. However these prescriptions come with side effects. There are some very powerful plants that can help you regulate your blood sugar naturally and without side effects. For example fenugreek which comes with a long history of healing.

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Summer Fun and Heat Stroke

Summer has a lot of outdoor fun in the sun to offer. However, all that under-the-summer-sun activity can also lead to one of summer’s complications, heat stroke. Let me share with you what I tell my patients about how to prevent and treat heat stroke.

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Flax Seed: Be Healthy, Stay Safe

Lately, several of my patients have asked me about adding flaxseed to their diets. They’ve heard a lot about the important health benefits of Omega-3 fats and that flaxseeds are high in these good fats. While I agree that adding Omega-3 fats by adding flaxseeds to your diet is highly beneficial, you also need to exercise a little caution in doing so. Let me explain.

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Stop the Stress Assault on Your Body

With the advancement of modern medicine it’s become obvious to the health community that your mental and physical well-being is strongly linked together. The good news is that recognizing this problem is leading to better treatment in dealing with stress. But first I want you to understand what chemical reactions your body goes through when you are under stress.

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