November 15, 2021

How to Enjoy a Healthy Thanksgiving

Thursday the 25th will be THE DAY again – a day that many people both love and dread at the same time.  You love Thanksgiving because it’s a chance to celebrate all that you’re thankful for in your life with your family. Yet, you can also dread it because you know you may not end Thanksgiving Weekend without at least a 5 lb weight gain! To avoid this slippery slope, all you need to do is prepare your favorites in a healthier way.  And if you’re going out for dinner, we also have some tips for you to bypass diet disaster […]
June 22, 2021

This Vitamin Improves Blood Flow in Summer Heat

Now that you’re older, are you having a hard time tolerating summer heat? Especially when the humidity is high? Well, a new study shows that supplementing with a certain vitamin may be what you need to feel better in summer heat. Folic Acid Helps Older People Tolerate Summer Heat When you were a kid you could probably handle summer heat pretty well.  You stayed out playing all day with your friends without a second thought.  But, after age 50, you may have noticed that you don’t tolerate summer heat, especially high humidity, the way you used to. In addition, summer […]
June 22, 2021

The Healthy Benefits Of a Variety Of Teas

In the past few years, many of my patients have begun adding a variety of teas to their daily routine and I couldn’t be happier. As I tell my patients, various teas have been used in Eastern medicine for the treatment of many illnesses and conditions as well as to just stay healthy! There are a number of health benefits associated with drinking teas of all types that I would like to share that with you as well. A Tea For All Reasons      As I mentioned above, tea has been used in Eastern medicine for centuries.  For the last several […]
June 6, 2021

Dark Chocolate Fights UV Damage

Okay, I’m betting most of you reading that headline are thinking, Chocolate Fights UV Damage?
May 10, 2021

Good Dental Care Ensures Overall Health!

At the start of a new year my patients invariably ask me what things they can do to keep themselves healthy. One of the first basic things I tell them is to take good care of their teeth! Like many of my patients, you may wonder what the condition of your gums and teeth have to do with your overall health?It’s simple, really, and I’d like to explain to you what the basic relationship is between your dental health and the rest of your body. Your Mouth – The Door to Your Good Health You may not know this, but your […]
April 26, 2021

How To Prevent Age-Related Eye Disease

Once we pass the age of 40, we become prone to developing certain vision related conditions like cataracts and possibly macular degeneration. However, as I tell my patients, become proactive now to protect your vision! First, let me explain a little about both of these conditions. Cataracts are an outgrowth on the lens that distorts vision. Over 17% of Americans over 40 have cataracts and it is a very common vision problem. They are caused by aging, over-exposure to ultraviolet light, as well as oral and spray (as in asthma inhalers) steroids that get in the eyes. Cataracts typically have […]
April 13, 2021

Raw Food Recipes That Taste Good Too!

If you’ve thought about becoming a raw foodist, you might be interested in knowing more about how raw foods are prepared and what constitutes a raw food diet.   Basically the principle behind eating raw foods is that uncooked and unprocessed foods are healthier for you than foods that are cooked or dead. Although there are many schools of thought around what is the healthiest diet, raw foodists are totally convinced that eating raw food reduces the risk of cancer and other deadly diseases.   Research supports the notion that a plant-based diet, among other health benefits, lowers cholesterol and helps in glucose level […]
March 29, 2021

Research Proves It – Chocolate Helps Prevent Stroke

Let’s face it.  Many of us love chocolate.  Yet, we may have reserved it as a once in a while treat because it has traditionally fallen into the “bad choice” category of sweets. With the results of recent research coming out of Sweden though, many chocolate lovers are going to be reunited with their former love. In doing so, they’re also going to lower their risk of stroke.  Here’s why. Chocolate:  A Superfood in a Sweet Package   Well, technically, it’s cacao, or cocoa, from which chocolate is made that’s the heart healthy, stroke preventing superfood. The more cocoa that’s in a chocolate […]
December 15, 2020

Stress, Heart Health and the Holidays

At this time of year with several big holidays approaching, like many of my patients, you may feel overwhelmed with too much to do and are starting to feel cranky and out of sorts.  Along with all the usual responsibilities of jobs, family routines, etc., this season brings the added pressure of financial concerns from holiday spending. In addition, friends and family that we may not have seen in a while show up in our lives again, relationship issues may become magnified, and our emotions run the gamut between joy and anger.  Add those concerns to overeating high salty and […]