February 2012

Cruciferous-Vegetables

Could You Be Eating Too Much Estrogen?

Several of my patients, male and female, are dealing with a particular hormone imbalance of estrogen called estrogen dominance.  This means that their body is getting too much estrogen which has caused a whole domino-effect of problems.  Too much estrogen in a woman’s body can increase her risk for breast and endometrial cancers, fibroid tumors […]

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Seaweed – The Ancient Asian Superfood

Increasingly, my patients have become more and more interested in trying to improve their health using natural foods and supplements.  Lately, several of them have asked me about seaweed – the centuries old staple of Chinese, Korean and Japanese cultures revered for its many health benefits.  As I tell my patients, seaweed – a sea […]

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Pterostilbene-HA

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Pterostilbene

Like many of my patients, you likely have heard of resveratrol – the incredible antioxidant contained in purple grapes and red wine that has shown promise in preventing disease as well as longevity studies.  However, as great as resveratrol is, I’ve recently started telling my patients about a chemically similar, yet even more powerful antioxidant […]

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Put Out The Fires Of Inflammation And Prevent Disease

Just like you, many of my patients are trying to improve their health by doing proactive things like exercising more and eating healthier.  As I explain to my patients, one of the best things you can do to improve your health immediately and prevent health problems down the road is to put out the fires […]

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Quiet Snoring And Let Everyone Get Some Sleep!

One of the most common complaints I hear from my over-age 40 patients involves how they can get better sleep.  Amongst all the things that can prevent people from getting a good night’s sleep, snoring can contribute to the poor sleep of everyone in the house! Snoring can also be a symptom of other breathing […]

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Youthful, Beautiful Skin Elasticity At Any Age

Many of my patients are past the age of 40 and many of them have aging skin concerns.  In fact, I think one of the most concerning skin conditions that they complain of is losing skin elasticity. They tell me that the less elasticity, especially in their facial skin, makes them look older than they […]

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OREC-foods

Let ORACs Keep You Healthy

When I ask my patients how many ORACs they take in a day, they give me a kind of lost look.  One patient humorously asked me once, “Is that some kind of fruit?” Well, yes and no.  ORACs are in fruit – but they’re not a food per se.  Let me share with you what […]

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Iron Overload – When A Good Mineral Goes Bad

Many of my patients include menopausal women, and men over the age of 60. This is the age of patient who has special nutritional requirements – especially concerning iron.  A woman’s need for iron shifts dramatically after she enters menopause – directly opposite what she used to need.  Similarly, the iron needs of a man […]

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Stay Healthy With Clove and Cinnamon Essential Oils

My patients like to tell me about ‘home remedies’ passed down from parents and grandparents – many of them that contain kitchen spices – 2 in particular, cinnamon and cloves.  I have my own memories of holding boiled clove water on a recently extracted tooth that developed a dry socket.  The mixture took away the […]

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Relieve Sore Hands and Keep Moving

With winter cold and dampness in full bloom now, many of my patients are coming in complaining that their hands and finger joints are aching. They find it hard to work on a computer keyboard, do work around their house, or even sign their name, from stiffness. They try to rest their hands but the […]

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