April 2013

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SOD: Do You Know About This Powerful Antioxidant?

In the last several years, researchers have learned unequivocally that the process we normally think of as “aging” is really a process of disease-states taking hold on the body.  The typical diseases of aging – diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, arthritis, and even cancer – can all be outgrowths of free radical damage that sets cellular […]

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For Men Only: The Link Between Your Cologne and Your Low Sperm Count

I’ve been helping men with their health issues for many years now.  This not only includes their general health but also their reproductive/sexual health.  Over the years, I’ve seen quite a few men – of all ages – with fertility and low-T issues. These problems can have a number of aggravating factors, but there’s one […]

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Can You Minimize Your Risk for Osteoporosis as You Get Older?

If you’re over 40, you may not think much about your risk for osteoporosis as you age. However, around the world, 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men, over 50 will experience osteoporosis in their lifetime.  Even more sobering is the fact that osteoporosis causes a fracture every 3 seconds! That’s right.  But […]

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Do You Know The Risks of Expanding Fiber Diet Supplements?

I’ve recently been asked about those expanding fiber diet products many have seen advertised on television and the Internet.  The ads claim they cause you to effortlessly lose weight without changing your diet or exercise routine. I’d like to explain the pros and cons of using some of these products and let you be the […]

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The Motivating Power of Music Can Change Your Health!

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like some type of music.  It can evoke the gamut of emotions, from happy to sad, or it can make you want to lie down and rest or get up and burn a few hundred calories on the treadmill.  It can sharpen your vision and memory, quicken or slow […]

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The Best Natural Tips That Help Psoriasis

I have a patient with psoriasis who, when she has a flare-up, comes in and says, “Dr.  Bracheld, my uninvited pest showed up again”.  Although I have to laugh when I hear this, it’s pretty much true.  No, she’s not referring to the presence of an unwelcome person.  She’s referring to an unwelcome bout of […]

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Save Your Strength with The 10 Best Muscle Building Foods

Like many of my over-40 patients, you’re probably trying to stay healthy and active as you get older.  Great! Yet, many of you may not know that once you pass the over-40 milestone you can lose as much as 8% of muscle mass every 10 years.  That means by age 60, you could have lost […]

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Sitting and Your Health – Are You At Risk?

When I ask my patients how much activity they get during the day, many of them boast that they spend an hour in the gym, walking or running, every day.  Although exercising for an hour every day, after sitting most the day during work, is much better than coming home and sitting on the couch […]

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Teeth Grinding and Your Health

Over the years, several of my patients have come to me with symptoms of chronic earache, headache, sore jaw, or not sleeping very well.  Though these symptoms can be associated with many medical conditions, bruxism, or chronic teeth grinding, is one problem you may not be aware of.  That’s why I’d like to talk to […]

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Vertebral Compression Fracture: Don’t Let It Happen To You

As you get older, your bone density may have decreased putting you at risk for a vertebral compression fracture, or VCF.  It is one of the most common fractures that can occur if you have osteoporosis or even low bone mass.  Read on to learn how to avoid a vertebral compression fracture. Are You At […]

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Stroke Warning Signs – The FAST Way to Save A Life

Stroke is a leading cause of death in Americans each year with over 130,000 lives lost to it.  That’s why I’ve decided to talk to you about the FAST system of identifying a stroke in progress to try and save one of these lives. Here’s what you should know.  .  . What Is a Stroke? […]

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Forget Surgery! Treat Your Eye Bags at Home!

One of the most frequent skin complaints I hear from patients is how to get rid of the bags under their eyes.  Puffy eyes, or under eye bags, can make you look old and tired. Even though certain aspects of aging skin can promote them, they’re not, as some people think, inevitable “baggage” of getting […]

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