January 2012

Good Dental Care Ensures Overall Health!

Like many of my patients, you may wonder what the condition of your gums and teeth have to do with your overall health? It’s simple, really, and I’d like to explain to you what the basic relationship is between your dental health and the rest of your body. Your Mouth – The Door to Your […]

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Keep Your Skin Healthy Using Natural Oils

Healthy Skin & Natural Oils It’s winter in many parts of North America now and many people may start to be bothered by “winter itch”, that dry , flaky, reddened skin condition that may occur when heated homes become dry.  Even if you live in a warmer climate, you could be like some of my […]

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Hands On/Off Energy Medicine Part II

HEALING WITH ENERGY MEDICINE – PART II In Part I we talked about the type of Energy Medicine that can be scientifically quantified and observed, Veritable Energy Medicine.  In Part II, I’d like to discuss the other main group of Energy Medicine, called Putative Energy Medicine, which uses forces that cannot really be scientifically quantified […]

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How Oxygen Benefits Your Health

Often times my patients laugh when I tell them that breathing correctly is one of the most important things they can do for their immune system. Their response is often ‘well, gees, yeah, if I don’t breathe, I’ll stop living!’  All joking aside, optimal breathing gives you optimal oxygen intake.  Optimal oxygen intake keeps your […]

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Energy Medicine – Harness It For Your Health!

 ENERGY MEDICINE FOR YOUR HEALTH PART I Many of my patients are very interested in the application of energy medicine to heal the human body as an alternative to drugs and ask me about the validity of their claims. Indeed, the concept of using “energy” as a healing modality is mostly thought of as something […]

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Emotional Eating Disorders Affect Millions- Don’t Be Another Statistic

Like many of my patients, perhaps as a child you were given some treat like ice cream, chips, candy, or a cookie, or some other favorite food, when something upset you, in a well-meaning effort by parents or caregivers to calm you down and get you to smile again. If so, you were unwittingly programmed […]

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Coconut And Palm Oil And Their Suprising Natural Health Benefits

For many years doctors and nutritionists have told their patients to stay away from tropical oils because they are saturated fats that were thought to raise “bad” LDL cholesterol levels and not be heart-healthy.  However, some of my patients have recently read or heard about the health benefits of coconut oil and are confused as […]

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excess skin after weight loss

Getting Rid of Excess Skin After Weight Loss

Like many of my patients, maybe you have lost weight recently in an effort to boost your health and lower your risk for serious diseases like diabetes and heart disease.  And like my patients, you may not have been prepared for the loose skin that can occur along with weight loss – especially if you’re […]

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COPD And The Foods That Can Help Tame It

I have several patients with COPD and sometimes they have a hard time breathing comfortably, or get fatigued, especially after eating larger or heavier meals.  As I tell them, it’s better to eat 4-6 smaller meals a day than 3 heavier ones as eating too much at one time makes much more work for their […]

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An In-Depth Look At Ways To Quit Smoking

With a new year around the corner, many of my patients are looking at ways to improve their health.  Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do to better your health almost immediately with progressive benefits the longer you stay off cigarettes.  Cigarette smoking is one of the leading causes of lung […]

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Help Prevent Disease With DIM, A Cancer-Fighting, Super-Nutrient

Many of patients are menopausal women and men older than 50.  This is the age group where mid-life hormonal shifts and changes can become problematic and set the stage for the onset of future health problems, like breast cancer, uterine cancer and prostate cancer, if left unchecked.  The problematic hormone that can get out of […]

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Knuckle Cracking, Back Cracking, Hip Snapping and Other Noisy Joints

Often times I have patients who will tell me they hear funny snapping, crackling and popping noises coming from their knees, hips, ankles, wrists during different motions and wonder if they’ve cracked or damaged the bone somehow.  I assure them this is, generally, not the case and that those funny noises can be caused by […]

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