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Are You Ready To Start Eating Bugs
Remember the old lady who swallowed a fly? Perhaps she owed her longevity, in part, to eating insects. (She should have stopped there, of course, rather than eating all of the subsequent animals.) But eating flies--or other insects--could be commonplace in western society before long.
salt therapy for breathing conditions
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, about 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. Millions of others suffer from various breathing conditions from seasonal allergies to COPD. The inability to breathe freely can severely limit the quality of life, so if you fall into these categories you’re...
can beer and wine cause cancer glyphosate
At the end of a rough day, do you find yourself likely to crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine? Do you like to treat yourself with your favorite ice cream? While you may enjoy these ways of winding down, they may pose health...
combine traditional medicine
As a long-term practitioner of integrative medicine, I strongly believe in disease prevention through: Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Close consideration of a patient’s history as well as environmental factors. Listening carefully to my patients’ concerns.And always staying focused on the big picture, not a...
Herbs and Spices as Dietary Supplements
As more of my patients turn to dietary supplements to support good health, they come to me with questions about their safety and efficacy. It’s a smart move, as there is a lot of misinformation out there as well as unscrupulous marketers and manufacturers.
The Latest on FDA Oversight of Supplements
There are many benefits to taking dietary supplements. They help augment the nutrients you get in your food and can help with a wide variety of health conditions. I frequently discuss with patients how they can benefit from incorporating supplements into their routine. The...
Is Meal Kit Delivery a Healthy Choice?
As regular readers of my blog know, eating fresh, whole foods--from organic sources when possible--provides a host of health benefits. To name just one example, loading your plate with vegetables and fruit will supply you with cancer fighting phytonutrients, as well as many...
Crying for Your Health
Whether it’s a major life experience -- the death of a family member, or a wedding -- or a mundane event -- a heartwarming animal video on Facebook, or an especially frustrating day at work -- people cry for all kinds of reasons, good and bad.
Ditch Those Stereotypes About Swimming Pool Classes
When you think of swimming pool classes, you may conjure up an image of seniors in one-piece swimsuits with brightly colored swim caps using pool noodles to tread water. A growing trend, water fitness classes look different now. Experts expect them to continue...
Eating According to Your Circadian Rhythms
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and have dinner like a pauper.”  Chances are you’ve heard at least one of these sayings, if not both. But did you know recent...
Can Fast Food Make You Depressed
Regular readers of this blog may remember my previous post about the root causes of anxiety and depression. In that article I discuss the fact that your diet can contribute to mental health problems. The good news is, of course, that changing to a healthy diet can...
Don't Take Another Sleep Aid Until You Read This
A good night of rest improves the quality of life considerably. Cognitive abilities and alertness improve, temperaments become more social, and physical strength peaks. Yet, achieving regular, restful sleep proves a challenge for many. Many frustrated insomniacs turn to medication. However, the alarming side effects of certain...