February 2013

Hearing Loss And Mental Decline

Many of my patients over age 55 tell me that they don’t seem to be hearing as well as they used to.  It’s not a dramatic loss of hearing but more like a fuzziness of sounds or missed words in conversation.  They find themselves turning up the volume or asking people to repeat themselves more […]

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Chia Seeds: Health Benefit Pros and Cons

Chia Seeds: Health Benefit Pros And Cons

Many of you may not have known much about chia until it became a household word about a decade ago when chia “pets” were everywhere.  Remember those terra cotta plant holders in the shape of an animal that grew chia plants out the top of the head? Chia seeds have actually been around since the […]

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middle aged men: muscle loss equals bone loss

Middle Aged Men: Muscle Loss Equals Bone Loss

When I ask my male patients how much protein do they eat every day, many of them look at me kind of bewildered.  Some don’t really know which foods are protein and have no idea how much they’re eating every day.  Yet, as a man gets older, it’s important to get enough protein for two […]

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Top 5 Healthies Cities in America and World

The Top 5 Healthiest Cities In America And The World

Staying healthy is as much a personal effort as it is a community effort. If you’re a person trying to improve your health, it’s easier and more fun if the place where you live encourages you to be fit. Many people don’t like to walk, or bike, along the shoulder of the road, so if […]

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oolong tea helps eczema and the look of your skin

Reap The Amazing Skin Benefits Of This Special Tea

As a dermatologist, many of the patients I see have chronic skin issues, like eczema.   Other patients are simply interested in looking their best.  They want to know how to restore a youthful look to their skin – improve the tone, color and maybe even get rid of some of those “laugh lines”.  Recently, I […]

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Happy relationships influence your health

How Your Heart-Connections Influence Your Health

There’s a humorous scene in a popular, comedy film where boomer-aged Jack Nicholson’s character, Harry, is rushed into the emergency room clutching his chest thinking he’s having a heart attack. The young ER doctor asks him, “what were you doing before the pain started? ” to which he answers, “arguing with a woman”.  The doctor […]

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Your Teeth Reflect Your Bone Health

Your Teeth Reflect Your Bone Health

Though your teeth are not bones, both are made of similar materials like calcium, phosphorus, and other minerals. As such, when the health of your bones are in question, your teeth can reflect your bone health by the changes it can cause in your teeth.  Here’s how. What Your Teeth Say About Your Bones You […]

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Ugly Cholesterol is created by high sugar diets

Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad And The “Ugly”

I know it’s also the title of a 60’s “spaghetti Western” movie, but when it comes to your cholesterol, heart researchers have actually classified cholesterol as these 3 types.  Unlike the movie though, where the “Ugly” Tuco Ramirez (Eli Wallach) was only a fictitious character, ugly cholesterol is a real-life killer.  It not only causes […]

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Oat Bran Cereal is A great source of IP-6 fiber

IP-6: Include This High Grade Fiber To Fight Disease

You may be eating it every day in the foods you love and not be aware that you’re getting one of Nature’s best disease fighters around – IP-6 fiber.  Recently, research has shown that this dense fiber may soon be put to use in the fight against breast, prostate and colon cancer as well.  Let […]

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