November 2011

Your Overactive Bladder Could Be Caused By Certain Foods

If you’re like several of my patients you may have an overactive bladder which keeps you running to the bathroom with an urge to urinate frequently.  Some people have smaller bladder capacities than others and therefore naturally have to urinate more.  Other people may be eating certain foods that can irritate their bladder causing the […]

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Prevent Back Pain, Sit The Right Way

I don’t know how many of my patients come in with constant lower back pain to some degree. They’ve tried muscle relaxants, stretching, heating pads, but somehow it always returns. There isn’t anything really wrong with their backs. They didn’t injure themselves in any way, haven’t been over-exercising, or doing heavy house or outdoor work, […]

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Got ED? A Low Thyroid Could be to Blame

Several of my male patients have shared with me that they’re having problems in the romance department more frequently.  They experience erectile dysfunction often and are also feeling depressed and fatigued. They wonder if maybe they have a hormone deficiency, or are coming down with a bug or some other condition. I explain that perhaps […]

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Inflammation: Causes, Consequences And Prevention

Some of my patients have been asking me recently, about a new medical condition, inflammation, that’s being investigated as the underlying cause of fatigue and most diseases including, cancer and heart disease. As I tell my patients, the truth is, inflammation is not something new, though our unhealthy diets and lifestyles may be adding to […]

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Keep Hair Healthy With These Foods

I have a patient, I’ll call him Steve, who at the great boomer age of 66 has one of the greatest heads of hair I’ve ever seen. One day I asked Steve his secret and he said he really didn’t do anything special but tried to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle. When I asked […]

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Lactose Intolerant? How to Eat Dairy Without Suffering

Milk and dairy products are often touted as some of nature’s perfect foods. They’re full of calcium, great for bone and teeth health, protein for muscle strength, B vitamins for energy, and fortified with Vitamin D for healthy bones and immune system.  But many of my patients, and about 50 million other Americans, have a […]

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Lower Blood Pressure, Naturally

One out of every three patients of mine has high blood pressure. That’s also the national statistics for this condition.  Shocking, isn’t it? Although high blood pressure, or hypertension as its referred to medically, can occur quickly as a result from medications, injury/pain or illness, it’s usually a chronic condition that may have several contributing […]

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Lycopene - A Powerful Antioxidant

Lycopene: A Powerful Antioxidant Food in Italian Dishes

Many of my patients tell me that in an effort to eat a healthier diet they’ve given up their favorite Italian foods like pizza, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti marinara. Imagine their delight when I tell them that they don’t have to give up these foods to be healthier.  In fact, these very foods may […]

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Are Your Fruits and Veggies Causing Food Posioning?

With the recent Listeria bacteria scare that’s still ongoing, many of my patients have asked me how they can really protect themselves against a foodborne illness.  It’s true; people bought and ate infected cantaloupes that, by all intents and purposes, didn’t look to be tainted.  How can you be sure that any raw fruit and […]

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How to Remove and Prevent Clogged Pores

One of the most frequent concerns I hear from my dermatology patients involves how to handle clogged pores. Seems even just washing their face more frequently doesn’t quite address the issue.  However, there are some easy ways you can both remove these unsightly skin blemishes and diminish their return. Here’s how. Clogged Pores – What […]

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Testosterone Can Fuel Distrust in Women

Over the past few years, many of my patients have come to me with health conditions that are either directly or indirectly influenced by their levels of testosterone.  Indeed, maintaining healthy testosterone levels in both men and women can be tricky after the age of 50.  Too much can cause just as many physical problems […]

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