January 2013

What Your Nails Can Tell You About Your Health

Your Nails Know What Your Doctor May Not

As a dermatologist, I look at conditions of the skin – your body’s largest organ – and determine what disease process may be the cause.  Your nails are also an outgrowth of your skin and may be the first place to show signs of illness in the rest of you before your doctor is aware […]

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Are super-starches making you fat and sick?

Is “Frankenwheat” Fueling The Type 2 Diabetes Epidemic?

The FDA’s food pyramid says you should be eating between 6-10 servings of ‘whole grains’ every day.  For many people that translates into several wheat-based products throughout the day like toast or waffles for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, wheat-based croutons on your salad, wheat in soups and other processed foods, etc.  At the same […]

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Strontium: The "Other" Bone-Health Nutrient

Strontium: The “Other” Bone-Health Nutrient

Like most of my patients, you likely know that you need adequate calcium in your diet to keep your bones strong and prevent against fracture, as you get older.  What you may not know is that there is another nutrient that is just as important as calcium that decreases your risk of fracture even more.  […]

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Bipolar disorder: Natural Ways to Augment Treatment

Bipolar Disorder: Natural Ways To Augment Treatment

One day you win the lottery and feel on top of the world for a while.  Then, a few days later you may learn that an old friend or family member passed away and your mood plummets.  These are normal ups and downs of living.  Yet, extreme highs and lows, that seem to have no […]

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Your Skin on Sugar: The Not So Sweet Effects

Your Skin On Sugar: The Not So Sweet Effects

We’ve just started a new year and many of you may be trying to recoup from overindulgence of sweets and pastries. Although you probably knew that all those cookies, pies, breads and potatoes would likely put on a few extra pounds, I bet you didn’t know that they also caused your skin (and the rest […]

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Dancing and Men's Health: Better Than the Gym

Dancing and Men’s Health: Better Than The Gym!

Hey guys – it’s a new year and I know many of you have decided to make some changes to improve your health and well-being.  I bet you didn’t know that one of the best ways to improve both is by kicking up your heels and dancing! Dancing has always been a healthy activity for […]

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The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods

Does Your Diet Include The Best Anti-Inflammatory Foods?

The New Year is just beginning and many of you have resolved to make some healthy changes in your life.  Some of you may want to lose a few pounds, or plan to get more exercise, which are both important changes to make. However, you may not be aware that one of the easiest, yet […]

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