We are constantly exposed to hundreds of different strains of viruses that are capable of making us sick. These viruses are transmitted hand-to-hand (touching nose and eyes, then touching others or surfaces) and aerosol (coughing and sneezing). Our current fear is COVID-19, and while the information on this is changing daily, what hasn’t changed are […]
As a family practitioner, I spend many hours coaching and coaxing patients to make changes in their diet, exercise habits, lifestyle, and their levels of stress. I would be very surprised if any reader out there is unaware that the key to health lies in these habits and behaviors and not so much in the […]
This subject is near and dear to me. I have lost an aunt to breast cancer, another to lung cancer. As a health care provider, I have held the hands of many women as we discussed the lump in their breast, fearful of the worst. I am a woman and have a daughter – I […]
By working out this way, one is able to burn more fat and calories than just going along at the same slow steady pace – the physiologic effects of this type of workout will encourage the body to burn fat for almost 24 hours after the workout.
The good news: Americans only gain, on average, one pound from all the over indulgence during the holiday season. The bad news: We don’t lose it – ouch.
What if someone was to tell you that treating your high blood pressure with medication may not necessarily equate to a reduced risk of having a heart attack or stroke? Yes, I have opened up a Pandora’s Box with that question – but there is mounting evidence that this may be true and I encourage […]
Oxy what? Oxytocin. How can a substance produced by your body – in both men and women – help in regards to health, relationships, and prosperity? Let me explain. As a family medicine practitioner, I knew of oxytocin’s role more in the health of women and those with chronic fatigue, behavioral disorders, and autism. Oxytocin […]
A few weeks ago, I observed a good friend of mine preparing an area of his very small townhome yard for gardening. I was pleasantly surprised when he informed me that his intentions were not to grow flowers, but vegetables. I greatly applauded his efforts and this is why: By growing his own food source […]
Did you know that hay fever symptoms result in 14.1 million primary care visits every year? According to the CDC, 50 million Americans are impacted by allergies, with allergic disease being currently ranked the sixth leading cause of chronic disease. Those at higher risk of developing allergies includes: living in highly populated areas, higher socioeconomic […]
As an integrative practitioner of family medicine, in addition to working with chronically ill people using intravenous (IV) nutrition, I have worked with athletes to improve their performance and to speed their recovery. The benefits of IV nutrition are immeasurable and there is very little risk.