May 2012

COPD and Anorexia: Are you starving to breathe?

COPD and Anorexia: Are You Starving To Breathe?

A few of my patients suffer with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Often, they do not want to eat much as it can put pressure on their lungs and make it harder to breathe comfortably.  There are also other reasons why their relationship with food becomes difficult which I’ll explain below.  The end result, however, […]

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Gray Hair Not A Sign Of Old Age – Rather A Sign Of Deficiencies!

Gray Hair Not A Sign Of Old Age – Rather A Sign Of Deficiencies!

My patients often complain to me about getting more and more gray hairs all the time.  It makes them feel older and deflates their spirit every time they look in the mirror.  They want to know if there’s anything they can do about it besides coloring it. I reassure them that although graying hair is […]

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You Can Still Get Slim And Live Longer With A Slower Metabolism

Can You Still Get Slim And Live Longer With A Slower Metabolism

Many of my patients are battling with weight issues and are always asking me how they can boost their metabolism so they can lose weight.  They’re confused from reading a lot of information on the Internet and advice by talk show hosts on products or diets claiming to boost their metabolism to burn fat. The […]

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Protect Your Health By Getting More Sleep

Protect Your Health By Getting More Sleep

One of the most frequent topics of discussion with my patients regards sleep – how much they’re getting and how not getting enough sleep can affect them.  My patients are amazed when I tell them all the poor health effects that can occur from not getting enough sleep.  In fact, research studies find more and […]

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Metal Taste in Mouth has a number of medical causes

Tasting Metal: What Does It Mean?

Last week, a patient, Ted, came in saying he had been experiencing a funny, metallic taste in his mouth for a while and was worried that it may be serious.  I explained to him that there were a number of possible reasons for him having this taste in his mouth but we’d do a complete […]

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The Healthy Benefits Of A Variety Of Teas

The Healthy Benefits Of A Variety Of Teas

In the past few years, many of my patients have begun adding a variety of teas to their daily routine and I couldn’t be happier. As I tell my patients, various teas have been used in Eastern medicine for the treatment of many illnesses and conditions as well as to just stay healthy! There are […]

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watermelon and celery salad to help lower blood pressure

Supermarket Produce Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressures are often a concern for my over-40 age patients.  Some of them need to take prescription medications to keep blood pressures normal and decrease the risk of stroke.  However, one thing I tell my patients with elevated blood pressures is that there are some natural remedies that can help lower blood pressure. […]

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Hair thinning, hair loss may be sign of underlying causes

Hair Thinning/Loss May Be Sign Of Underlying Causes

Many of my over-50 age patients complain that their hair seems to be thinning.  I assure them that it is normal to experience some hair thinning as we get older.  However, there are some things I like to check first to be sure that we aren’t missing an underlying condition that needs to be addressed […]

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Fructose can raise your blood pressure

Fructose And Your Blood Pressure – Watch Out!

Many of my patients battle high blood pressure.  In treating these patients, I like to rule out that there is nothing in their lifestyles that may be causing their BP to stay elevated.  These things can include too much stress, alcohol, too much salty food and, surprisingly, too much fructose – or fruit sugar.  That’s […]

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May is arthritis awareness month

May Is Arthritis Awareness Month – New Research Findings

I have several patients with arthritis – both “regular” (associated with wear and tear on joints, i.e., osteoarthritis) and rheumatoid types (associated with immune system disorders).  Both types have their specific challenges and methods of treatments. Since May is arthritis awareness month, I would like to share with you, as I do my own patients, […]

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Stay younger longer with omega-3 fatty acids

Stay Younger Longer With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Many of my patients are adding good Omega-3 fatty acids to their diet every day. Hopefully, you are too! I have been recommending Omega-3’s for many years to boost their cardiovascular and brain health.  However, in the last year or so, I’ve also been telling my patients another important reason to be taking Omega-3’s – […]

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