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Prevention of Osteoporosis: Some Guidelines to Folow

Although I have taught women about osteoporosis for years, my mother's diagnosis brought home the frustrations of prevention and treatment. True, she...

‘Am I Sexually Normal?’

Who hasn't compared her sex life with a friend's and wondered, "Why don't I have sex three times a day? Or five...

Cardiac Care: Why Gender Matters

Did you know that women are more likely to die after a heart attack than men are? Did you know that...

Fibroids: Here’s What Causes Them to Grow

Most women have heard of fibroids, either because they have them or someone they know has them. But I also find most...

Protecting Against Heart Disease

Do you know what the number one killer is for women? Most women are surprised to learn it is heart disease,...

Miscarriage

I heard the words that no woman wants to hear: "I can’t find a fetal heart rate." Then, it hit me. I...

Women and Sexuality: The First Time…

I was enjoying the film, Something's Gotta Give, until the menopausal character was portrayed in the throes of pleasure from her first...

Surviving Pregnancy Bed Rest

I used to envy women on pregnancy bed rest. It sounded like a perfect opportunity to catch up on work, read books...

Nutrients for Better Mood, Energy & Emotional Health

Is Poor Mood, Depression and/or Low Energy Affecting You? Poor mood, depression, and low energy have become epidemic...

High Energy Nutrient Plan

Live Your Life by Fighting Fatigue Naturally The complaint of lack of energy and feeling of fatigue...

Nutrients for Improving Insulin Sensitivity

The Loss of Insulin Sensitivity can be Decreased with the Right Nutrients It has been estimated that there...

Probiotics & Prebiotics for Digestive Health

I recently came across an interesting article regarding immunity. In the September edition of Current Issues of Intestinal Microbiology, the authors note...

Heart Protection with Green Tea Extract

I was struck by the sheer number of articles and studies recently published on nutrition. I kept thinking to myself,...

Selenium for Prostate & Breast Protection

Many years ago, I would travel around the country giving lectures on the benefits of nutritional supplementation. Back then, an article...

Omega-3 EFAs to Prevent Memory Loss

As a neurologist, I see patients with progressive memory loss almost on a daily basis. Memory loss can be devastating. As...

Vitamin D Benefits for Your Health

I imagine many of you right now are changing your diet and trying to exercise. Although many people make new goals,...

Super Nutrition for Health & Weight Reduction

In a study just published in the current edition of American Heart Journal, researchers out of Israel evaluated effects of tomato extract...

B Vitamins and Phytonutrients for Better Bone & Prostate Health

This blog post focuses primarily on two very important parts of the human body: bones and prostate.

Omega-3 for Heart & Brain Health

There were two recent interesting studies on fish oil/ omega-3 fatty acids. In the January edition of the journal Circulation, researchers...

CoQ10: Better Energy, Immune Function & Health

There's one particular disease frequently associated with exposure to excessive amounts of sun, that being skin cancer. There are actually...

How to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, more than half a million Americans will die of cancer each year. That's more than...

Benefits of the Low-Carb Lifestyle for Healthy Weight

Low-carb (low-glycemic) diets continue to gain evidence for both their fat burning effects and cardiovascular health! While the...

Is Your Multivitamin Good or Bad?

As a neurologist, I was fascinated by a recent article published in the February edition of Experimental Neurology.  In this study out...

“Don’t Take Dietary Health Supplement…”

I have another beef to pick with both the media and mainstream medicine. There were two recent studies in the news...

Probiotic Supplement Benefits

While reviewing various medical journals for this post, I came across a short article in the current issue of the Journal of...

Osteoporosis Preventative Nutrition

In the twenty years that I have been in practice, there are certain diseases that just seem more prevalent. One of...

Nutrient Slows Aging in Studies

Have you ever thought why a living organism does not go on forever? Even with modern science and the...

Health Benefits of Nutritional Supplementation

In recent weeks there have been some negative articles regarding the value of vitamin supplementation. The reporting has been extremely biased...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Natural Alternatives

September 1974 was an exciting time for me. I had just started medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. I recall...

This Nutrient Works for Vision Loss

Millions of people in this country suffer progressive visual loss from a condition known as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). You...

Drugs vs. Herbal Nutrition

As a practicing physician, coming to the realization that doctors did not have all the answers was a hard pill to swallow....

Ginkgo Biloba

In an article published in USA Today last week, it was reported that herbal supplement sales in the United States have...

Nutrients That Relieve Stress

Whether it is an overbearing boss, your kids, spouse, neighbor, money, etc., stress is all around us. A significant percentage...

CoQ10 for Parkinson’s Disease

Over the last couple of years that I’ve been doing these blogs, I’ve certainly spent a fair amount of time...

SAMe Supplementation Benefits for Osteoarthritis and Depression

Since I became interested in the field of nutrition approximately ten years ago, early on my attention turned to a...

How to Start Sleeping Naturally

This blog post concerns an extremely important topic. This matter affects approximately 1/3 of our lives, and it is estimated...

Metabolic Syndrome Protection Plan

This blog post may get your attention. Today, I am going to tell you about a disease that you may...

Nutrients That Treat Migraines

For those of you who suffer with migraines, I've got some exciting news for you. As a neurologist who...

Carnitine for Fatigue, Depression and Erectile Dysfunction

For the millions of men in this country who suffer with fatigue, depression or erectile dysfunction, I've got some exciting...

Magnesium Supplementation Benefits

There's a wonderfully versatile nutrient that I would like to discuss in this blog post. The nutrient is magnesium, one...

Supplementation for Macular Degeneration

I have been waiting a long time to write this blog posy, literally for years... There is...

Hawthorn Supplementation Health Benefits

Hawthorn (chemical name crataegus) is from a flowering plant. This nutrient is rich in polyphenols. It is truly an amazing...

Calcium and Vitamin D Combo for Colon Health

Recently, various published medical studies have suggested that calcium and vitamin D have a protective effect against the development of...

Selenium Supplementation for Men

As many of you are probably aware, earlier this week, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell underwent successful surgery for...

Nutrients That Naturally Fight Fibromyalgia

Do you suffer with chronic fatigue to the point of always being exhausted? Do you have chronic pain, with...

Why Fast Food is SO Bad For You & Causes Obesity

I suspect that more than a few of you reading this blog made a New Year's resolution to lose weight....

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Anti-Aging Alternative

Many years ago, while attending elementary school, I recalled learning about a Spanish explorer by the name of Ponce de...

Link Between Nutrition and Heart Disease, Stroke

The power of nutrients was again demonstrated in two recent medical articles. The first study was published in the prestigious...

Vitamins and Colon Health

A few weeks ago, a young patient came to my office complaining of pain in his back and weakness in one hand....

Herb That Reduces Risk of Alzheimer’s and Cancer

Learning new information can be an exhilarating thing. Too many of us, unfortunately, are not interested in obtaining new knowledge and...

Natural Joint Health Supplementation: Without Nasty Drug Side Effects

As an orthopedic surgeon, I see and treat arthritis patients daily. I am frequently asked what alternatives there are...

Free Radicals & the Aging Process: Know Now, Not Later

The cover story for the November Readers' Digest exclaims "The New Pill That Can End Aging." A pretty powerful statement ...

Brain Health at the Mitochondria Level

What are Mitochondria? Mitochondria are structures within our cells that could be referred to as the "power plants"...

Anti-Aging Medicine is Real.

In the late 1950s, the most prominent scientists dealing in astrophysics and related fields were asked in a survey the...

Supplementation to Reverse Memory Loss

As a neurologist I read with great interest an article just published in the prestigious journal Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Why Vitamin C is SO Vital for Your Health

In recent months there have been some conflicting reports in the news about the benefits of some vitamins and antioxidants. For...

Why You Should Take More Fish Oil

I, along with another twenty million people in the United States, suffer with asthma. Fortunately, my asthma is considered...

Nutrients That Naturally Protect Your Heart

My brother-in-law had mentioned last Thanksgiving that after eating a big turkey meal, one frequently feels very tired, and wondered...

Liver Protective Nutrient You Should Know About

A recent medical article gave me pause for thought. The article concerned the painkiller acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol), and...

Prenatal Vitamin Supplementation for Healthy Childbirth

A study published in the prestigious journal Pediatrics indicates that regular use of multivitamins may reduce the risk of birth...

Vitamin K Supplementation for Better Bone Health

When I was a first year medical student almost thirty years ago, I recalled learning about vitamin K. Unlike other vitamins,...

Benefits of Healthy Cholesterol Supplements

There are literally tens of millions of people in the United States taking one or more drugs to lower their...

Benefits of Theanine Supplementation

When I was eighteen years old I had gone out to eat one day with my girlfriend (eventually who became...

What to Eat for a Better Mood

I am sorry to report that America has become a land of drug pushing doctors.

Vitamin Supplementation Necessary – or Not?

Did you ever experience a situation when you were so angry and frustrated that you just wanted to scream? Well,...

Studies Show Benefits of Antioxidants

There were two articles that appeared in medical literature this month that were of a related and significant nature and...

Benefits of Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

My journey into the realm of natural medicine has been interesting to say the least. I am a traditionally...

Which Vitamin Decreased Risk of Heart Disease?

In the last few weeks there have been several excellent medical studies regarding nutrition. Due to the limits of blogging...

Why Essential Fatty Acids are So Important

Have you ever been in a situation when for a brief period of time, you could not remember the name...

Dr. Robert Atkins

Dr. Atkins was a lone voice in the night. For the last few decades, he had advocated a unique dietary...

Reasons Why You Should Take a Multi-Vitamin

Are you healthy? Do you eat good healthy food including lots of fresh vegetables and fruit? If so, then you...

How to Become a Healthier American

We in the United States are extremely fortunate. The total wealth and prosperity far exceeds that of most countries...

Benefits of Magnesium Supplementation

Magnesium is an essential mineral that has always been treated like a second class citizen. Doctors and individuals are always talking...

Why You Should Test Your Homocysteine Levels

We strive to bring you cutting edge medical information ...

Vitamin E and C Benefits

Vitamin E and C are incredible nutrients. They are some of the most powerful antioxidants and they have a myriad of...

Benefits of GLA Supplementation

For many years, women have gone out of their way to consume a certain omega 6 essential fatty acid found in borage...

Why You Should Supplement with Selenium

It seems all the talk about prostate cancer has had some effect on the medical community. Or is it the...

Healthy (Good) Fats for Health & Weight Loss

For many years, nutritionists in this country have repeatedly advised us to reduce our fat intake. In more recent years, research...

How to Stay Well in the U.S. Health Care (Obesity) Crisis

Health care costs in the United States exceeded an incredible 1.4 trillion dollars in 2001. This number is staggering. That means...

Yes, Obesity Shortens Lifespan. Here’s What to Do

In the last several days, there has been a lot of talk in the media and perhaps in your home about the...

5 Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle

The two most common health-related resolutions – eat less and exercise more – are so mundane and uninspiring they often...

Green Tea (Extract) Supplementation: What to Look For

For the last ten years, I have made a study of nutritional supplementation. There are few nutrients that I have come...

How Safe is Our Environment for Our Children?

In a recent news report, it was noted that the incidence of cancer and other diseases among America’s children is...

Are Your Homocysteine Levels Dangerous?

Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced in our bodies as part of normal metabolism. For the last couple...

Benefits of Wine (Resveratrol) for the Brain

As you are probably aware, there have been numerous articles in the medical literature in the last several years touting...

The Great Health Benefits of Garlic

In the latest issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, a few hundred men from China with and...

How to Repair Joints Safely and Effectively

Last week the Archives of Internal Medicine reported on a clinical trial using the nutrient glucosamine sulfate. Two-hundred two ...

Vitamin C

It's hard to believe that winter is coming. Except for those people who live in the temperate part of this country, there...

New Study Confirms the Safety and Efficacy of the Atkins Diet

Well, the summer is over and I’m sure that many of you had great plans to lose a few pounds...

CoQ10 and Statins

In this week's edition of the American Heart Association journal Circulation, new guidelines for the lowering of cholesterol were announced. ...

Curcumin Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth In Studies

For the last several years, I have been very closely following the nutritional medical literature. I make it my business to,...

Weight Loss Supplements in Review

Weight Reduction Supplement Update: When we originally reviewed our weight reduction supplements, we focused on those supplements...

Skin Cancer Prevention Tips & Nutrition

"Don’t become the one out of seven who will be affected this year." As we head into ...

Control Allergies Naturally– Without Antihistamines!

As winter slowly dissolves into spring, our sometimes-barren surroundings begin to take on a fresh, greener hue. But as the...

The Role of Nutrition in Alzheimer’s Prevention & Treatment

CAN ALZHEIMER’S BE PREVENTED? When I take time away from my practice and speak at various conferences, one...

Does Ibogaine Really Work? My Experience.

Ibogaine is an African psychedelic drug that naturally comes from the Tabernanthe iboga or simply iboga plant (this is my experience...)

Osteoarthritis (Holistic Treatment Plan)

Osteoarthritis is big problem. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer from it. Because it is such a prevalent problem as we grow...

Skin Cleansing Herbs for Healing & a Healthy Glow

Beautiful Skin - we all want it. Yet many of us suffer from a variety of skin problems -...

How to Avoid Getting a Cold this Winter

The forecast for this winter includes colds for many of you. How can we help ourselves in the fight against infection? Lets...

Young, and in Alcohol Recovery

What is it like being a young person in recovery? For years I have heard other people...

Ayurvedic approach to Menopause

Ayurveda, the natural medicine of India, regards menopause as a “dark ...

Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Much more than a yellow dye

Turmeric is used as a yellow dye and so much more. If you doubt the ...

Benefits of Natural Light for a Healing Home

There is an essential logic to the argument that human beings fare ...

How Flowers Heal (Bach Flowers)

The universal appeal of flowers is literally hard-wired into our brains. Prior...

Dealing with Stress & Burnout as a Massage Therapist

The adage "Healer cure thyself" is good advice for massage ...

10 Tips for Stress-Free Travel & Vacationing

Vacations can help you heal by allowing you to reflect, relax, reassess ...

A SURVIVOR’S STORY: Dealing with trauma and pain

Why did I have such a run of bad luck? Bad karma? Fate? Pure random ...

Positive Approach to PTSD: Dealing with Trauma

When life throws us a curve Bad things inevitably happen in life. Our parents die, as do others...

Incontinence (Oriental Medicine View)

With urine incontinence, usually, one can't notice one's pee coming out surreptitiously. Other than inconvenience, shame and depression from it deter...

Koryo Hand Therapy

Koryo Hand Therapy is a form of acupuncture and moxibustion that affects the entire body through treatment on the hands.

Hand Tremor Causes in Oriental Medicine

There are many people who cannot control, be it constant or not, the tremor of their hands. The self-unconscious or,...

Colonic Irrigation for Constipation (Oriental Medicine)

Constipation is the cause of numerous disease in anus like hemorrhoids, rectal hernia and those such as colon cancer, aging...