December 2012

boomeritis: what it is and how you can avoid it

Boomeritis: What It Is and How You Can Avoid It

If you are in the age range of 40-65, you’re a “Boomer”, like many of my patients, born right after WWII. As a Boomer, you’re healthier, more active and younger than previous generations your same age.  It was your generation that ushered in the “fitness” movement back in the 70’s and who is responsible for […]

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unhealthy vs healthy foods reconsidered

Healthy or Unhealthy? 10 Common Foods Exposed

For years, diet specialists, and many doctors, have told you that certain foods were forbidden for either losing weight, keeping cholesterol down, or some other health reason.  Similarly, you’ve been told to use other foods labeled as “healthy” that in reality aren’t.  Here’s what you should really know about which foods are healthy and which […]

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Green Bananas are an excellent starch resistant food

Resistant Startch: A New Buzz About Old Foods

You may have heard or read about something called resistant starch and how it may help you lose weight. Not too long ago a well-known Japanese opera star went on television stating that she had lost 15 lbs eating a resistant starch-containing banana every morning. Since then, the “Morning Banana” diet took off as well […]

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Your Skin Knows Your Undiagnosed Health Problems

Your Skin Knows Your Undiagnosed Health Problems

As a dermatologist, I study and treat conditions of the skin.  As such, many people come to me for what they believe is a particular skin issue – rashes, color changes, etc.  Some of these skin appearance issues can actually be signs and symptoms of an underlying internal medical condition. As the largest organ in […]

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Prevent Obesity and Its Complications by Boosting Adiponectin

Prevent Obesity and Its Complications By Boosting Adiponectin

I know you want to keep your weight in a healthy range just because it makes you look and feel your best.  But did you also know that keeping a healthy weight will also help prevent the serious complications of obesity, like type 2 diabetes and heart disease?  It’s true. By keeping a healthy weight […]

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Green Leafy Vegetables are good source of ALA

The Incredible Health Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid

You may know that antioxidants are necessary for maintaining good health and staying youthful longer.  They fight free radical damage and oxidative stress – a kind of internal “rusting” – that weakens your DNA and causes you to age faster.  Yet, you may not know much about this particular antioxidant – alpha lipoic acid (ALA) […]

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5 Ways To Have More Holiday Fun With Sensible Drinking

5 Ways To Have More Holiday Fun With Sensible Drinking

It’s the holidays again and with it come all those holiday office parties, family get-togethers, and meeting friends for dinner and drinks.  It’s a season designed for fun and warm relationships with everyone you know.  Because of that, it’s also a time when many people are inclined to drink more alcohol than usual.  That’s why […]

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Ten of the Best Heart Healthy Nutrients

Ten of the Best Heart Healthy Nutrients

You may already know that cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women in the United States today.  As such, you may be trying to improve, or maintain, your heart health. It’s really not that difficult if you understand that your heart, like the rest of your body, stays its healthiest […]

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Eggplant Extract: Can It Really Cure Skin Cancer?

Eggplant Extract: Can It Really Cure Skin Cancer?

You may have read, or heard about, a cream called BEC5 (brand name Curaderm) that claims to heal non-melanoma type skin cancers.  The active ingredient in this cream is reported to be eggplant extract.  Earlier in the year it was featured on Dr. Oz’s popular talk show blog and ever since I’ve had questions from […]

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Top Nuts For Your Good Health

The Top Eight Nuts For Your Good Health

It’s that holiday time of year again when food and snacks are everywhere.  It’s almost impossible to ignore the lure of snack bowls filled with candies, nuts, and chips, at parties or office get-togethers. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when I tell you that you really don’t have to ignore those snack bowls anymore if you […]

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Rebounding Exercise Helps Build Strong Bones

Rebounding Exercise Helps Build Strong Bones

As you get older, you need to do bone-stimulating exercise that will help strengthen your bones to prevent fracture.  Exercise also keeps your heart strong as well as fights obesity and other diseases.  Yet, if you have joint pain from arthritis, you may have given up on most exercise because of pain. Although you can […]

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For Men Only: Safeguard Your Health These 5 Ways

Okay, guys, this one is just for you.  A new year is right around the corner and you’ve been thinking about all those new directions you want to go in.  Hopefully, getting and staying healthier is one of them.  If so, I’ve got an early holiday gift – make that 5 early gifts – geared […]

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