April 2012

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May Is Mental Health Month – Do More For 1 In 4

May is mental health awareness month and I’d like to make you aware of two special themes this year.  First, did you know that 1 in 4 Americans live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition? It’s true. And yet, like my patients who have such conditions, most live full and productive lives. Second, many […]

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Avoid Toasted Skin Syndrome from Laptop use

Toasted Skin Syndrome: Avoid The Heat

A patient of mine named Ralph, came in with what he thought were strange-looking dark, patterned marks on the top of one of his legs.  He had begun to see these before but noticed they were more prominent after his most recent plane trip to California.  He had heard that poor circulation can develop from […]

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raspberry ketones help fat cells shrink

Raspberry Ketones Help Fat Cells Shrink

In the last couple of months, several of my patients have asked me about using raspberries for weight loss.  It’s true that ‘raspberry ketones’ has been a popular buzz phrase on television and the Internet as a substance that can, reportedly, actually force your fat cells to shrink and help you lose weight. Raspberries have […]

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Massage doesn't just feel good, it does good

It Doesn’t Just Feel Good, Massage Does Good

Often times my patients complain of muscle aches and pains and ask me what kind of pain relievers they can take for them.  Before I recommend drugs, I suggest something usually just as effective – massage. That’s right.  In fact, massage is so effective in helping relieve chronic muscle aches and pains, headaches, pinched nerves, […]

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Reap The Health Benefits Of Tiny Marine Plants

Lately, several of my patients have asked me what I think about adding marine phytoplankton – tiny sea plants – to their diets for their reported health benefits.  I tell them that I think it’s a great idea and thought you’d also like to know what marine plants can do for just about every system […]

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Do You Know The Healthiest Foods For Your Heart?

Like many of my patients you may want to do your best for the health of your heart (and the rest of you) and yet may be confused about which foods are the best. You might think that to protect your heart you have to forgo all your favorite foods for a bland and boring […]

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mood swings and nutritional imbalance

Mood Swings And Nutritional Imbalance

Occasionally, a patient will complain of having mood swings, sometimes feeling depressed, then feeling relatively okay one minute to dark and gloomy the next.  Though undiagnosed bipolar disorder can manifest in a similar manner – it is characterized by a more pronounced pattern of ups and downs and mood swings lasting for much longer periods […]

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keep skin glowing now matter what your age

Keep Skin Glowing No Matter What Your Age

“You are what you eat” is an old saying I frequently repeat to my patients when they ask me what can they do to make their aging skin look better and younger.  It’s not only an old adage it’s really true! What kind of food, and other substances, you put in your body influences your […]

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optimize your fluid intelligence

Your Intelligence: Fluid Or Crystallized?

The majority of my patients are over the age of 40 – the age when fluid intelligence starts to decline and crystallized intelligence dominates.  Right about now you’re likely thinking, what the heck is fluid and crystallized intelligence? Well, that’s what I’d like to explain to you.  If you’re over the age of 40, you […]

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Statins side effect is muscle fatigue and pain

Statins: The Downside Of A Good Thing

Like some of my patients, you may be taking a “statin” – a type of medication designed to lower too-high cholesterol.  Statins – a name derived from the last part of their generic drug names like simvastatin, atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, pravastatin, et al – have been considered ‘wonder drugs’ for the last decade because of their […]

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Is it Anxiety or OCD?

Surprising Causes Of OCD Symptoms In Older Adults

As many of my patients are over 50, I sometimes see anxiety-related  – even obsessive-compulsive behavior – in them, particularly my female patients.  They seem to worry more, have trouble sleeping, problems with concentration and may even develop certain fears – especially if they are newly living alone.  Many of these symptoms can also accompany […]

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spinach and kale are excellent sources of Vitamin K2

Guard Your Heart, Bones, Memory And Stay Young With Vitamin K2

I frequently discuss the latest vitamin research with my patients to ensure that they are getting the maximum daily allowance.  One of the big “superstar” vitamins that I tell them about is Vitamin D, specifically D3, a powerful, workhorse variant of D. Many patients were surprised to find that their lab tests showed a deficiency […]

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