March 2012

How To Deal With Painful Corns And Calluses

Like many of my patients, you likely have gotten those hard and thickened areas of dry skin on your feet that can make walking uncomfortable and even painful.  These yellowed areas of skin around the outer top half of your foot, or on the padded ball or heel of your foot, are simply referred to […]

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Stomach Bacteria Raises Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Recently, a patient of mine was noted to have higher than normal hemoglobin A1c levels in her lab studies.  Hemoglobin A1c levels indicates how well your body is using insulin and should be within normal range if you are not diabetic or pre-diabetic. However, she was also complaining of frequent heartburn and stomach irritation, so […]

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Shoulder And Back Pain? Check Your Gallbladder!

Every now and then one of my patients will call me complaining of a kind of strange, uncomfortable pain in their right neck and shoulder blade area. Most often, they also don’t feel well either – a little nauseated, maybe a little stomach pain and don’t feel much like eating.  They’re often shocked when I […]

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Older Joints: Pain And Stiffness Not Necessary

Stereotypical perceptions of people over 50 that we see in movies and television generally characterize them, somewhat humorously, as having sore and creaky joints, always complaining to their friends and family about their “old bones”. Now, mind you, I’m not talking about people who suffer from real, medical conditions like arthritis or other bone and […]

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Aspirin Use In Older Generations – Risk For Macular Degeneration

Many of my patients are age 60 and over and as such they have specific health issues. One of their concerns is the healthcare of their eyes and preserving their vision.  Recently, I became aware of a study published in Ophthalmology magazine that warned of people over 60 developing a vision-affecting disease called wet-type macular […]

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Luteolin – Cancer Protection For Your Colon

I often have a discussion with my patients about the health of their colon.  Why? Colon cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States.  The American Cancer Society states we have a 1 in 20 chance of developing colon cancer in our lifetime.  This is likely due, partially, to diets poor […]

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How To Fight The Changes Of Aging Skin

How To Fight The Changes Of Aging Skin

Like many of my patients over 40, you’d probably like to keep your skin youthful looking for as long as possible.  As a skin doctor, I’ve seen many people in their 70’s and older who still have beautiful skin – clear, great color, and with only minor wrinkles that you might see on a late […]

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Coffee – How To Reap The Most Benefits

For a few years now, I’ve been telling my over-40 patients that a little regular coffee is perfectly fine to include in their diet.  It has research-proven brain boosting properties like quicker, clearer thinking and memory retention.  However, after reading the results of recent research, I’m also telling my patients to add some decaf to […]

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Decaf Coffee Offers Amazing Brain Protection

Reap The Amazing Brain Protection Properties Of Decaf Coffee

For a few years now, I’ve been telling my over-40 patients that a little regular coffee is perfectly fine to include in their diet.  It has research-proven brain boosting properties like quicker, clearer thinking and memory retention.  However, after reading the results of recent research, I’m also telling my patients to add some decaf to […]

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Jaw Pain And TMJ

For most of my patients, I’m more often concerned about the health of the bones of their body.  However, a few of my patients will come to me complaining that their jaw, on one or the other side, is aching, stiff and makes a crackling, or popping noise whenever they open or close their mouth. As […]

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Constipation And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

All of us become constipated on occasion. In fact, it is one of the most common complaints I hear in my over 40-age patients.   It can be caused by either the food we eat, or don’t eat; lack of sufficient water, stress/anxiety, and lack of sufficient exercise.  As I tell my patients who get occasional […]

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Palm Oil: Pros And Cons Of Natural Oil

In a prior article we talked about coconut oil and its health benefits.  Now, I’d like to share another popular tropical oil – palm oil, or palm fruit oil – which is extracted from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm Elaeis guineensis. Palm oil has a little more controversy to it than […]

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