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Family History: How Your Genes Affect Your Health

3 generations of a family
Family history is a strong predictor of many health problems, including heart disease and diabetes. Having a first-degree relative (mom, dad, or sibling) with either condition increases your risk significantly. But new research in epigenetics is casting new light on genetics and what you can do to mitigate your disease risks, even in the face of strong genetic predispositions.

Q&A on Recovering from Surgery

Dr. Connealy
I’m all for healing slow and steady, using what nature has so generously given us. But sometimes, surgery is the only answer. Here are some questions I’m frequently asked about the best ways to heal and protect the body after a surgical procedure. Dr. Connealy, I’m about to have surgery. Any tips to help me […]

Universal health advice may not be great for you, specifically

Here at Newport Natural Health, we work with cutting edge doctors who are working on the front lines of emerging health trends. It’s exciting to see their work improve the lives of many people who have given up hope. And it’s even more exciting to share these breakthroughs so that you can experience the same […]

Truthful and complete: how to talk to your doctor

Doctor trying to get truthful and complete information from their patient
The doctor-patient relationship is a sacred trust, literally a life-and-death bond. But recent research found that half of the 3,000 subjects studied admitted that they deliberately lied to their doctors, or withheld information about their conditions. Let me remind you why this should never happen—and what should always happen. It’s all about you It goes […]

Q&A on Recovering from Surgery

I’m all for healing slow and steady, using what nature has so generously given us. But sometimes, surgery is the only answer. Here are some questions I’m frequently asked about the best ways to heal and protect the body after a surgical procedure. I’m about to have surgery. Any tips to help me recover? First, […]

Integrative Functional Medicine: Why I Practice Healing the Way I Do

Integrative functional medicine symbolized by a flower and stethoscope
I regularly try to step back from myself and take a clear-eyed look at what I do, how I do it, and why. I think it’s only fair to report my findings to my readers. What I practice is called integrative functional medicine. You might see similar practices calling themselves holistic, integrated, restorative, complementary, or […]

Four Senior Care Options for Your Loved Ones

older and younger person holding hands
Most seniors want to live independently, in their own homes, for as long as possible—maybe even until they take their last breath. Some are fortunate enough to be able to do that. But for many other seniors, health challenges can prevent this dream from being a reality. Figuring out what kind of care your parents […]

The Right Way to Store Your Medicine

If there’s one place you’re most likely to keep your medicine, it would be your medicine cabinet, right? Too bad that’s the worst place to put any drugs, supplements, or medicines! In a damp basement next to a hot furnace might be slightly worse, but that’s about it. You see—while medicines are more resilient than […]

8 Health Steps for Rising Seniors

College-age kids are called “rising” when they’re about to move up a grade, like from sophomore to junior. So let’s call those of you now 50–64, who will become 65 and older over the next 14 years, “rising seniors.” The threat to rising seniors A recent report warns that many rising seniors face trying years […]

The best cancer prevention is…health

Along with my work at The Center for New Medicine, I speak to specialized groups all across the country. What you get for free in my newsletters, I’m asked to share with numerous exclusive and prestigious organizations whose members are concerned about their health. Recently, I spoke to the World Presidents’ Organization, a global business […]
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