By now you’ve probably been told that you need to “watch your cholesterol” levels, especially as you age. Maybe you’ve gone in for a physical and routine lab work and your doctor came back to point out that your cholesterol is on the higher side and that they want to monitor that. In this article […]
Low back pain is just one of those things that will literally keep you from doing the normal things in life Even using the bathroom can become very difficult. One surprising statistic that I ran across was that low back pain actually costs our country more money than cancer. Wow! And one main reason for […]
It’s no surprise that taking a supplement such as a multivitamin or fish oil can benefit your health. In fact, you’ll see many store shelves packed full of them. Then you have your cousin or aunt who swears by a specific supplement and tells you that you should be taking it too! But there’s a burning […]
The one thing that has perplexed me in practice is seeing people who are “sick” but physically fit. Or the person who’s significantly overweight, but has been on a strict and consistent exercise regimen. It all comes down to what is our “fuel” source: fat or sugar?
A constant question I get from patients: “doc, do I need the flu shot?” Yes, it’s common for people to ask during the winter months. And my answer always remains the same: if you keep your immune system up, you’re good to go. But sometimes it’s not just that simple…take a look at this report […]
If you’re heading out to warmer weather to bask in the sun, you’ll want to read this post on how to protect your skin by eating certain foods. By now we are all well aware of the detrimental effects of exposing ourselves to ultraviolet radiation. Sunscreen will only get you so far, but there are […]
We are products of our environment. Place yourself in the wrong type of environment and you begin to suffer…ever hear the term “fish out of water?” We often neglect the fact that our homes can be making us sick. I’m not talking about the toxic exposures in our homes but rather how things are arranged […]