Did you eat your veggies today? For some people the answer to this question is a resounding yes! While others find it hard to force down two veggies a day never mind the 5-9 servings recommended by leading health experts.
Very few Americans have ever heard of the moringa oleifera plant, but in Africa it’s a life-saver. It needs very little water to grow and its leaves offer a full complement of protein, minerals, and nutrients to both humans and cattle. When Africans cook with moringa, they throw the tiny leaves into soups and stews
Dear Health-Minded Readers, Lately, several of my patients have asked me about adding flaxseed to their diets. They’ve heard a lot about the important health benefits of Omega-3 fats and that flaxseeds are high in these good fats. While I agree that adding Omega-3 fats by adding flaxseeds to your diet is highly beneficial, you also need to exercise a little caution in doing so. Let me explain. The Health Benefits of Flax Seeds Flaxseed is truly a miraculous food with many health benefits that are varied and include the following: Rich in alpha linoleic acid. A rich Omega-3 fat, which […]
As you know, with age comes a growing number of health concerns.It’s not a bad thing to focus on taking care of
Many of my patients are age 60 and over and as such they have specific health issues. One of their concerns is the healthcare of their eyes and preserving their vision. Recently, I became aware of a study published in Ophthalmology Magazine that warned of people over 60 developing a vision-affecting disease called wet-type macular degeneration. The study found that people who regularly take aspirin for certain health issues had a doubled risk of developing blindness from wet-type ARMD (age-related macular degeneration). I’d like to share this warning with you as I have my own patients to hopefully prevent anyone from damaging their vision […]
Many of my patients tell me that in an effort to eat a healthier diet they’ve given up their favorite Italian foods like pizza, lasagna,
Women often go through countless hair styles and hair cuts throughout their lifetime, all in the hopes of looking their best and avoiding those dreaded bad hair days. But can you go too far in the name of beauty? And is it worth risking your health? Hair strengtheners are common products used to shake up your current hair trend, but the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a health hazard alert to salons nationwide about the risks that popular hair straightening products pose to salon customers. The agency warned that formaldehyde – a common ingredient in many of the treatments […]
We all know by now that the right foods can help us maintain a healthy weight, keep our arteries unclogged, and reduce inflammation. But antioxidant-rich foods
The need in humans to lose weight from time to time is an age-old problem.
Many of my patients are 60 plus, which is the age when cataracts may start to form in one or both eyes. The news from your eye doctor of having a cataract can be very anxiety producing as it always carries with it the dread of “surgery-down-the road”. However, surgery doesn’t have to be the answer. There is a completely natural treatment for cataracts that has been around for a few decades that your eye doctor may not have told you about. This treatment has garnered more attention lately with new research findings about its proven success rate in animal […]