Energy: SOS!

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Several years ago, I gave each patient who came into my office a survey that asked them to rate, by frequency and priority, which of an assortment of common health challenges they faced. I was surprised at the results: Lack of energy landed at #1, outranking even weight issues on my patients’ health radar! That… Read more »

A Trend I Want No Part Of!

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For some years now, health care practitioners have been noticing a new pattern: Liver disease is unquestionably on the rise. Liver disease is a well-known problem among certain groups of individuals, such as those who’ve contracted hepatitis or have a history of alcohol addiction. And patients who use a number of prescription and even over-the-counter… Read more »

Let’s Bust This BIG FAT MYTH Once and For All

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Let’s slap down a very widespread misconception with a big dose of truth today. Here goes: “Eating fat” and “getting fat” are two completely different things.   When we talk about dietary fat, we mean a whole collection of substances. Some of these fats are harmful and best avoided, but many other fats have healthful… Read more »

It Doesn’t Care About You— Even A Bit.

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Sorry to say, the answer is food.   Why? Food itself just “is”—it’s an inanimate substance that has no emotion of its own and, honestly, doesn’t care about what’s going on in your head or health. (It doesn’t dislike you, either—it just doesn’t care.) The problem is that we’re so invested in food: We think… Read more »

3 Tech Tips to Help Keep Your Sanity

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Pop quiz: How are you reading this newsletter? If you said “on my phone,” then I would guess you probably could use a break from that little miracle of modern technology.   Think about it. If you’re reading on a mobile device, there’s a good chance you’re multitasking (or even “dual-screening”), too. Are you squeezing… Read more »

I Refuse to Add to the Opioid Crisis!

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Are your back, neck, shoulders, and/or knees bothering you? Do you feel stiffer and slower—almost as if you never took that energizing vacation? Maybe you were over-exercising or participating in vacation activities that aren’t in your usual routine? Even regular strenuous or moderate exercise sessions can bring on pain or discomfort.   This was my… Read more »

My Vacation Totally Stressed Me Out!

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The “dog days” are behind us (mostly), and the world outside still hints of adventures to come. With that open, free feeling of the vacation season lingering in the still-warm air, late August surely feels like a great time of year to get in one last summer getaway. I hope you have the opportunity to… Read more »

Foods to Rev Up Energy, Mood, and Memory

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“Food is medicine,” as the saying goes.   Yes, we have a place for medications in health and wellness, but what’s on your plate can have a tremendous impact on every cell of your body. Food makes nutrients available for sustaining function and wellbeing. By combining modern science and nutrition, we can directly affect many… Read more »

Extinguish the Fire of Heartburn — Naturally

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Last week, Marissa came into the office with a surprising story to tell. This petite 30-year-old teacher had returned from a family barbeque over the holiday, which she enjoyed very much—until she experienced sharp pain in her chest and throat. Could she be having a heart attack at such a young age, she wondered, because… Read more »