Health & Beauty

Health and beauty tips often go overlooked as to how they can impact your actual health. Your body’s largest organ is your skin and taking care of it is vitally important. Not to be overlooked, as well, is how looking better can actually make you feel better.

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Chikungunya Virus: What, Where, How to Avoid

This New Year’s Eve, we learned that actress Lindsay Lohan is a victim of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). We think Ms. Lohan contracted her illness in the Pacific islands of French Polynesia, but CHIKV is moving quickly from South America and | Read More…

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Toenail Fungus: Cause & Cure

Our feet are incredibly sensitive. (One of the most feared tortures in the Spanish Inquisition was bastinado—whipping the soles of the victim’s feet. Glad you asked?) So it’s curious that a fungal toenail infection is so often a painless, and | Read More…

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Wrinkles Cured with Nutrition

Do you like what you see in the mirror? Or are you, like so many of my patients, looking for ways to turn back the clock and get your youthful glow on again? If that’s the case, here’s something you | Read More…

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12 Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist Before You Take Your Prescription

Every year, thousands of Americans are hospitalized for drug reactions and interactions. Some of those reactions are fatal, and none of them are pleasant. So while a dozen questions for a pharmacist may seem like a lot, it’s always better | Read More…

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Pillars of Health: Exercise, Relaxation, Detox, Sleep

If you’ve been following my advice for a while, you’ve likely heard about my Pillars of Health. But if you’re new to my health letter, the Pillars of Health are eight lifestyle choices providing the foundations for good health. You | Read More…

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Ebola is No Problem in the U.S.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that the mass media fear machine is working overtime these days, using the Ebola outbreak to promote anxiety and paranoia. I’ve seen headlines claiming Ebola is “out of control” or that the spread of the disease | Read More…

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Treat Asthma and COPD with Silver and Quinton

Are you living from one asthma attack to another? Is your COPD so bad that walking up a flight of stairs makes you gasp for air? Or do you have to stop and catch your breath even when trying to | Read More…

Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Protect Your Telomeres with Omega-3s

Maybe you’ve noticed that certain friends or family members seem to age more slowly than others. I see the same thing in my patients. Some stay vibrant and youthful into their seventh – even eighth! – decade. What’s the secret to staying | Read More…

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Emergency Preparation with Medical and Evacuation Kits

Living in Southern California’s earthquake country for years has taught me the value of preparation. When roads are blocked and phones are down, what do you do in a disaster? With a home medical kit and an evacuation kit, you’ll | Read More…

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MRSA: Protect Yourself in 9 Steps

The statistics are shocking. Roughly 5,000 Americans die every year from MRSA (Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus), a staph infection that can’t be stopped with antibiotics. MRSA is the result of doctors writing prescriptions for antibiotics like they were passing out candy | Read More…