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.
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 […]
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 […]
I was sitting down at my kitchen table a few Saturdays ago when my phone rings. It was a friend doing the proverbial trap he is good at. He says, “What are you doing?”, “Nothing”, I reply. “Well then, you have no excuse to get down here to the Grange to hear us play!” Ha! […]
If there was one health issue I could focus on and potentially save thousands of lives, it would be cardiovascular disease. Are you aware that one in three Americans die from heart attack or strokes? That is almost 34% of all deaths! It far outranks cancer, kidney disease, infections, and accidental deaths! Some of the top risk factors […]
Not to sound like an advertisement, but men, there IS a hormone you can take to live healthier with less risk of disease and with improved vitality, libido and energy. That hormone is testosterone. We are not talking steroids or the doses that body builders use to enhance their sports performance. In fact, taking very […]