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Tips to Treat the Flu

Every year my patients ask me if they should get a flu shot, and what treatments they should consider if they do get the flu—both are great questions, but let’s start with a bit of background. The influenza virus (the flu) represents a group of RNA viruses that vary...

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What 5 Foods Are Fantastic for Your Heart

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women and men and has an enormous impact on health worldwide, even though we can prevent it with lifestyle 90% of the time.  Equally important is that the same factors that lead to heart disease play a dramatic role in your quality of...

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Top Foods to Better Manage Your Stress

Stress levels are reported to be getting higher every year. 24/7 smartphone and e-mail access, the recent conflict packed news, national weather disasters, and demands to get more and more productive at home and work could easily stress out even a normally serene yoga...

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What’s my New Years’ Resolution?

I have found the New Year as great opportunity to improve my health by making resolutions that turn into daily habits. I like to focus on four pillars (healthy food, essential nutrients, excellent fitness, and optimal stress management) and select an area for...

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What Are 4 Easy Steps to Prevent Cancer?

I spent last week at the annual meeting of the American College of Nutrition, which is one of my favorite annual education meetings that I attend every year. The focus this year was on “Disrupting Cancer”. The conference has been great, and I’d like to share some of...

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What Six Foods Can Hurt Your Brain?

Your brain is the very essence of your being. It gives you your identity and makes you human. Likely the most important factor that impacts whether your brain is functioning optimally, or declining and shrinking, is the food you choose to eat every day. There are a...

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The End of Alzheimer ’s Disease

I recently had an awesome interview with Dr. Dale Bredesen, a physician who has created a breakthrough program to reverse Alzheimer’s disease. For years people have been told that we can’t stop memory loss, but now we know you can. Dr. Bredesen’s research has focused...

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Do You Have Menopause Symptoms?

In my clinic, I commonly help women overcome menopause and peri-menopause symptoms. A combination of healthy eating, exercise, and meditation therapy is very effective for managing hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia. Bio-identical hormone therapy provides...

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How Much Vitamin D Do You Need?

This point has been argued extensively over the last decade, and recommendations vary greatly. A recent article published in JAMA (The Journal of the American Medical Association) helps to answer this important question. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, and once...

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Are You Eating Clean Protein?

Not so long ago, we worried about the saturated fat content in many sources of protein. To avoid saturated fat, people ate fat-free foods that were loaded with refined carbs and sugar. As it turns out, the sugar did far more harm than the fat. Now we have discovered...

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What are the best foods for your heart?

It’s February, Heart Month, time to nourish your heart. The good news is that when you eat right for your heart, you improve your circulation, while also benefiting your mental sharpness, energy, waistline, and sexual function, too. What are the best foods for your...

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Do You Need to Detox for the New Year?

Over the last 50 years, chemistry has brought the “civilized” world an amazing array of useful products. The challenge is that most of us assumed that these chemicals were tested and proven to be safe, yet over and over, that has not been the case. Only a small...

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DO YOU NEED A FITNESS TEST TO START THE NEW YEAR?

Just recently, the American Heart Association (AHA) has finally suggested that physicians should start measuring fitness, just like they measure other vital signs, such as blood pressure. So, if your own physician doesn’t measure it, then you should do fitness testing...

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