November 2012

Learning a second language can keep your brain young

How Learning A New Language Can Keep Your Brain Young!

If you travel to Europe you’ll likely encounter people who speak several languages in addition to their native one. This is because children in European schools are required to learn other languages along with their own. Learning a second language is a great idea for more than one reason.  First, it allows you to communicate […]

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Skin Health and Beauty Comes From Within

Top 10 Vitamins for Healthy Skin

You’ve likely heard the old saying, “beauty’s only skin deep”?  Well, that’s true for cosmetics you may use to affect the way your face looks on a temporary basis.   But, true skin beauty (and youthfulness) is a natural result of skin health and skin health is a sign of overall general health.  It makes sense, […]

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High Caffeine Energy Drinks Could Pose A Health Hazard

High Caffeine Energy Drinks Could Pose A Health Hazard

Recently a 14-year-old Maryland girl died after drinking 2 Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period.  One 24 oz can has as much caffeine as seven 12 oz cans of regular soda.  That means this girl took in 14 times the amount of caffeine in 2 cans of regular soda in 24 hours.  It was […]

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Red Pepper contains the powerful antioxidant, astaxanthin

Astaxanthin: An Antioxidant With Definite “Star” Qualities

Many of my patients are on the lookout for anti-aging news and products that will help them stay younger-looking, stronger and healthier as they age.  Perhaps you, too, are looking for the best anti-aging products and information you can find.  Well, you’ve come to the right place, as anti-aging medicine is my specialty. I’d like […]

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New Findings On The Calcium Supplement Controversy

New Findings On The Calcium Supplement Controversy

If you’ve been taking calcium supplements as prevention against osteoporosis and then quit because of the concerning findings of previous studies – you may not have needed to, says a new Harvard study. In an earlier HealthyAnswers newsletter article [Why You May Want to Stop taking Calcium Supplements, September 2012], I alerted my readers to […]

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HCG Diet - Fast Weight Loss, But Is It Safe?

The HCG Diet: Fast Weight Loss – But Is It Safe?

You’ve probably read ads in magazines, or on the Internet, or heard about the HCG diet on television talk shows.  You may have even wondered if you should look into it to lose those unwanted pounds. After all, a diet that promises a 1 lb per day weight loss sounds phenomenal, doesn’t it? If you […]

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Platelet Rich Plasma as Alternative to Joint Replacements

Knee and Hip Replacements – Some Alternatives

Did you know that about 600,000 knee replacements are done every year in the U.S.? And hip replacements number a little under one-third that amount every year at about 285,000.  They are the most common forms of treatment for osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis that result in degenerative conditions of the hip and knee […]

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Protect Yourself From Holiday Stress

Brace Yourself – Tis the Season to Be Merry!

Here we go again, anticipating another holiday season.  I can’t help but ask where did the time go?  Is it just me or are you all feeling the same way?  Seems I was just writing about how to set goals for the New Year and in a blink another year has slipped away. I always […]

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Can A Tangerine A Day Keep Diabetes Away?

Nobiletin: Could It Be A Cure For Type 2 Diabetes?

Several of my patients who have type 2 diabetes frequently ask me what’s new in the treatment of it.  I’m happy to share some exciting news about an ingredient in tangerines called nobiletin that researchers are looking at as a possible prevention and treatment for the disease.  If you’re concerned about controlling your blood sugar […]

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How much Tuna can you Safely Eat?

Toxic Tuna: Does Selenium Cancel Out Methyl Mercury?

Like many of my patients, and readers, you probably know that there have been concerns about eating different types of tuna as they can contain methyl mercury.  Some recent news stories regarding children eating tuna have suggested that tuna may be even less safe than previous guidelines advised.  Several groups of researchers, though, have differing […]

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Jumping Rope Helps Keep Bones Strong

Keep Your Bones Strong With The Best Exercise

Bones can become weak at any age, but just growing older does put you at higher risk for fractures and/or developing osteoporosis. However, it isn’t a given that you suffer bone loss or weakness as you age. You can continue to have healthy bones long into your golden years if you give them what they […]

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High Fiber helps Detox Heavy Metals

Keep Heavy Metals At Bay With These Detox Methods

In prior articles, I’ve talked about the benefits of regular detoxing from toxins that you’re exposed to from multiple sources.  These include the water you drink, air you breathe, the food you eat, chemicals you may come in contact with, medications you take, etc. Reducing the toxic load on your liver – your body’s main […]

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