Natural Health Remedies

Low Blood Pressure is potentially dangerous

Considering the headlines, the health advice, the supplements and medications all designed to help lower blood pressure, you’d think low blood pressure is a sign of good health. But low blood pressure can also be bad thing. For most people, low BP is nothing to worry about. But, for some people, chronically lower than normal […]

Best Natural Sleep Solutions

A good night’s sleep is one of life’s great pleasures. But it’s not just about easing into dreamland and feeling good when we rise. And sleep is not a “luxury”. Simply put, without good sleep, there’s no good health. Period. So let me help you dance into dreamland and reap the health benefits of getting […]

4 Natural Brain Health Boosters

As I enter my 60s, one of my biggest pet peeves only grows stronger—the myth that my brain is supposed to slow down as I age. This notion of inevitable “senior moments” couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s not natural for my brain or yours to slow with age. How long you live is […]

Urinary Incontinence: Natural Treatments Women Can Use

Ladies, let’s go where none of us wants to go—having to go when you can’t get to the toilet fast enough. Urinary incontinence is one of those oh no moments when your body disobeys your mind.  Sometimes the urgency comes up without warning. Other times, you just can’t stop it. It affects some 30 million […]

Natural Constipation Remedies

Your bathroom is your sanctuary – your own personal spa if you will. The many things you do in there often make you feel cleaner, more attractive, lighter, etc. And it’s no coincidence that a toilet is called your throne. You are the master while sitting on it. You order your bowels to release your […]

Weight Loss and Aging

Remember when you were 16 years old and you could eat half a pizza (and wash it down with a two-liter of soda) and manage to lose a pound? Imagine doing that when you’re 40, or 50, or 60! Just the thought probably caused you to gain a couple pounds, right? All kidding aside, it […]

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work: Make a Health Plan

snowy rocky landscape
I’m not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. The season’s air is thick with them, well intended, but far more likely to fail than succeed. So let’s re-frame those good intentions and agree that any time of year is a great time to make changes that succeed, improving your health and life. But if you […]

The Health Benefits of Potatoes

potatoes of various colors
I have a confession. I ate a lot of potatoes over the holidays. But you know what? I don’t feel guilty about it. Potatoes have a bad reputation but I’m here to set the record straight. There are a wide variety of potatoes and all are packed with vitamins and minerals. Best of all, they’re […]

Sleeping improves brain health

grandfather and grandchild sleeping together
If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. At least 50% of my patients complain about not getting enough sleep, and I’d wager that that’s on par with the rest of the country. Even I confess to not getting enough sleep sometimes. What’s the culprit? It’s hard to say. There are so many things that […]

Reading Supplement Labels to Learn Their True Benefits

Supplement facts label on an open bottle
“Wow, do I really need all of those?” That’s often my patients’ reaction when I tell them how many supplements I consider essential. I’ll explain why they’re so important, but that’s not the whole story. When you’re looking at 10 different multi-vitamin formulations online or on a drug store shelf, it’s hard to know which […]

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