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Energy, fatigue and exhaustion are becoming bigger issues for Americans as we find ourselves working harder and longer hours. Energy drinks and coffee are popular quick-fixes, but there are better ways you can fight fatigue throughout the day that aren’t as hazardous to your health long- and short-term.

CoQ10’s Health Benefits: Energy, Heart, and Eyes

People dancing in sunset with energy from CoQ10
They’re the age-old questions physicians have grappled with forever. Why does my body slow down, and health deteriorate, as I age?  Can I slow or stop it? Recent studies of co-enzyme Q10 (better known as CoQ10) give us some of the best answers ever. CoQ10 is one of my favorite supplements and one of the […]

Weight gain from thyroid or adrenal problems

Have you been doing everything right, but still continue to gain weight? Are you getting enough sleep, the right nutrients, not overeating—yet the pounds continue to pile on? It might not be your fault. It might be an issue with either your thyroid, or adrenal, glands. The truth is, when you have a problem with […]

Caffeine’s benefits and dangers

Many people forget—caffeine is a drug. It alters mood, behavior, and the chemical workings of your body. There are probably more people addicted to caffeine than any other drug on the planet. Maybe more than all other drugs combined. So you might be surprised to hear me say—that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Though a […]

Healthy, Natural, Energy-boosting Foods

Around this time of year, many animals wind down their energy-intensive preparations for hibernation. Somewhere in our genes is a similar urge to also wind down as cold weather comes. We can’t fit several months of blissful hibernation into our schedules and snooze away our days. What we can do is look to energy-boosting foods […]

Fatigue is a real symptom, not just aging

On a daily basis, I see patients who are beyond frustrated. The reason? Their doctor doesn’t take them seriously. They dismiss symptoms as “all in your head” or “a passing phase” or “just part of getting older”. But oftentimes, they’re wrong. Diagnosing illnesses can be difficult. And the more complex or mysterious, the harder it […]

Thyroid Diagnosis and Treatment

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One little gland can cause so many problems! If you’re tired, moody, and gaining weight unexpectedly, your thyroid may be underactive. But if you’re nervous, edgy, and sleepless, your thyroid may be in overdrive. These difficulties may sound like annoyances, but thyroid disturbances, even ones that seem trivial, can be life threatening. Your thyroid is […]

Oxygen Fights Cancer

man breathing deeply in a field
If there’s one thing I think we can all agree on, it’s the importance of oxygen. Unfortunately, air pollution is affecting the quality of the oxygen you breathe. And that means that you’re in danger of not getting enough of this vital substance to support good health. Is oxygen really that important? Absolutely! Without it, […]

Resveratrol Cures Memory Problems and Fights Aging

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You’ve probably heard of resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine and grapes that keeps your arteries, immune system, and every cell in your body young. There are hundreds of studies on resveratrol. They consistently show that it’s an outstanding anti-aging nutrient, capable of fighting disease-causing inflammation, as well as dreaded neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s […]

Pillars of Health: Food, pH Balance, Water, Supplements

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This week we’ll review the remaining four of my Pillars of Health, the eight lifestyle measures that lead you to true healing and wellness. Eating nutritious, whole foods To live well, you need the nutrients in real, live food. By “live food,” I mean unprocessed, unrefined food as close to its natural state as possible. […]

Congestive Heart Failure Improves with CoQ10

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Weakness…fatigue…swelling in the legs and abdomen…shortness of breath, even at rest…. When a patient comes to me with those symptoms, it’s a safe bet that congestive heart failure (CHF) is involved. CHF affects some 5 million Americans and claims 40,000 lives each year. CHF is so common among older patients that it sends more people […]

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