Health & Beauty Articles

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.

Nobel Prize Winner, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Reverse Aging: Protect Your Telomeres

Imagine being able to slow – and possibly even stop or reverse – the damage done by aging. It would be like having a Magical Fountain of Youth in your backyard. Except that in this case, the fountain is actually | Read More…

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Cold and Flu Prevention: Immune System Boosting 101

Are you doing everything you can to avoid colds and flu this winter? At my clinic, I’m seeing a steady stream of patients suffering from symptoms of both conditions, so I thought it would be a good time for a | Read More…

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Parkinson’s Disease: Symptoms, Risks, and Prevention

If you know someone with Parkinson’s disease, you know how difficult it can be to live with this illness. Often, Parkinson’s begins with tiny, almost imperceptible changes – a bit of tremor in the hand, anxiety, constipation, stiff muscles, movements | Read More…

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A Fresh Outlook on Good Health

It’s hard to believe that another year has flown by, but here we are, on the cusp of 2014. I hope you’ve had a chance to put some of my recommendations to use in your own life and experienced improved | Read More…

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A Holiday Wish from Me to You

As we celebrate this wonderful season, I would like to take a moment to offer a sincere “Thank you” to each and every person who has taken the time to read my health e-letters. You have truly made this year | Read More…

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Weird Home Remedies That Actually Work

During my more than 20 years as a practicing physician, I’ve collected many wonderful suggestions for home remedies from patients, other doctors, and friends. Today, I’d like to share several of them with you. Some of these remedies are simple, | Read More…

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10 Tips for Healthy Skin All Winter

If cold weather and artificial heat leave you with dry, cracked skin, here’s some good news. You can fix that problem and improve your overall health by following a few simple guidelines. We tend to think of skin — the | Read More…

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Homemade Cleaner Recipes: All-Purpose, Glass and Wood

Typical store-bought cleaners can contain a lot of chemicals that are hazardous to your health. These are my favorite alternatives that can be made from stuff you may already have in your closet or pantry. Not are they much more | Read More…

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Don’t Stop Exercising This Winter

If I told you something was available that could make tremendous improvements in your health — both physically and emotionally — you would want to know more, right? Then I would tell you about the thousands of studies showing its | Read More…

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The Bright Side of Aging

Whoever said that growing old isn’t for sissies had a point. Every day, I see patients struggling with aches, pains, limited mobility, and far worse. When our health declines, we tend to blame aging. But I’ve come to the conclusion | Read More…

Jake’s Food Addiction

Poor Jake! Some patients have such good intentions but have a hard time acting on them. That was Jake. Not only was he obese at 345 pounds, but it seemed that no matter what he did, he just kept gaining. | Read More…

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Homemade Chemical-Free Fruit and Vegetable Cleaner

A number of premade produce cleaners are already on the market, but I have never found one that works as well as this. I’ve shared this recipe with many patients. They, too, find it to be an excellent cleaner for | Read More…

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How to Buy Dietary Supplements

As a practicing physician, my patients frequently ask about dietary supplements, including vitamins and related substances. Here are the top two questions: Do I need to take vitamins? Which vitamins should I take? Since these topics come up so often, | Read More…

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Is there a way to prevent warts from resurfacing after removal?

A really effective, simple way to prevent warts from coming back is duct tape. If you put that tape on and leave it there for a few days, it will make the wart go away. You can also try Monolaurin, | Read More…

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Take the DIE Out of DIET

If you’re like many of my patients, you’d like to lose a few (or more) pounds. As you’ve probably noticed, there’s no shortage of help when it comes to dieting. Let’s see, there’s the cabbage soup diet, the ice cream | Read More…

Jenny’s Weight Loss Victory

Like too many patients, Jenny was looking for a way to lose weight that was fast and easy. Whenever I mentioned my standard advice about exercising and eating more fruits and vegetables instead of fast-food burgers and microwave meals, her | Read More…

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12 Solutions for How to Cool Off This Summer

It’s that time of year again — time to talk about weather-related health complications, like heat exhaustion and heatstroke. One look at the weather map shows that most of the country is baking, with heat records being shattered far and | Read More…

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What’s the best solution for a dry nose and mouth?

Probably the best thing for dry nose and mouth is ketone water. It’s a special water that resembles plasma. You can also use organic coconut oil or unscented sesame oil in your nose. Both of those work as wonderful lubricants | Read More…

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Should You Wear Sunscreen? Know the Risks

Maybe you saw the recent story about a man who burst into flames after applying sunscreen. Yes, it really happened, and to more than just one person. Some spray-on sunscreens are flammable, so people who apply it before going out | Read More…

Keith’s Lesson in Sun Safety

“There’s just no way I can stay out of the sun. I mean, I’ve never even had an indoor job!” That’s what my patient Keith told me during our first visit. After working as a lifeguard to put himself through | Read More…

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Would you recommend CoQ10 to people with gum disease?

Yes, absolutely! CoQ10 definitely helps with gum disease, and I would recommend a daily dose of approximately 100 to 200 milligrams for any patient over 40. CoQ10 also comes in a liquid form that’s made for the gums specifically. Glad | Read More…

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How to Age Well and Add 10 Years to Your Life

If you’ve ever dreamed of stopping Father Time, I have good news. The old guy may not be stoppable quite yet, but we do know how to slow him down — a lot! The average American already has a very | Read More…

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The Real Skinny on Omega-3s

As a practicing physician, my patients keep me on my toes with a steady stream of questions. One of the most common involves supplement recommendations, especially when it comes to which nutrients are most important. When I reply that fish | Read More…

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What Antioxidants Do for You

Simply put, antioxidants are substances that reduce damage caused by free radicals, which are rogue molecules that can harm your health. Getting proper levels of antioxidants is a very simple step you can take to stay healthy. Everyone can benefit | Read More…

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Exercise to Extend Your Healthy Years

Today, I’d like to ask you to do me a favor. As tempting as it may be to avoid any discussion of exercise, I’m asking that you hang in there and read the rest of this newsletter. One of my | Read More…

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Why Drinking Water Benefits Your Health

If you’ve ever fainted, you know what a frightening experience it can be. One minute you’re fine, and the next minute you’re feeling cold, clammy, and lightheaded. Then everything goes dark. Before you know it, you’re on the floor trying to | Read More…

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Do-It-Yourself Flavored Water

Human life cannot exist without water. It is an essential nutrient, and too often we take it for granted. Conventional wisdom says that we should drink eight glasses of water daily. But a more accurate goal for your daily dose | Read More…