Magic Workouts

You’re planning your New Year exercise program and voila! You read about seven-minute and four-minute workouts. Can you really cut your daily exercise to less than ten minutes and still magically reap the benefits?

Winter Skin

A patient asks, “What do I do about dry skin during the winter? Even using lotion I end up with dry, cracked hands and itchy skin.” Well, walking in a winter wonderland may be pretty, but your skin doesn’t always feel that way. Winter air dries your skin—and so does the heat in our homes. The […]

Simpler Holidays

You made it through the holidays. But are you filled with joy or frazzled from stress? Nearly eighty percent of us expect the holidays to add anxiety, exhaustion, and debt—and none of those add up to good health.

My Most Popular Blogs for 2013

Here are the top 25 blogs you, my dear readers, read during 2013, with the number of unique readers listed in the parenthesis. I am pleased to serve you this way and hope you’ll recommend this blog to your friends, colleagues, contacts, and family. Have a Blessed New Year.

Deflate the Spare Tire

So many of us fight it—the spare tire—that bulging belly that seems to increase every year—especially around the holidays. You may see it as an inevitable part of aging, but too much of a spare tire could leave you with a major health blowout.

Patient Rights

A patient asked me, “With all of the changes in the healthcare system, do we still have any rights left?” Well, there are a lot of changes. But one thing isn’t changing—you have a long list of rights—that you have a right to know about, to help you and your doctor work together better.  

Diet Deception

“Lose 20 pounds in 2 weeks.” … “Eat all you want and still burn away fat.” … What do these statements have in common? Well, they may be more attractive after weeks of holiday eating—but that’s not all. These fat-busting claims stretch the truth leaving many to eat a diet of lies.

Busting Fractures

A slip on a frozen driveway, a trip from a hole in the lawn—what happens when you take a fall? If you’re young, you probably just get back up. But as people age—particularly women—the risk for fractures significantly increases.

Alternatives for Headaches

Your head is pounding from chronic headaches. You’ve tried traditional therapies and wonder if it’s time to try complementary and alternative medicine—such as massages, acupuncture, herbs, nutritional supplements and anything else you think might work. Well, you’re not alone.

Protein Promises

The latest scoop on protein powders may leave you feeling a little suspicious of your supplements. Protein powders and drinks are a hot trend in fitness, with research supporting their health and weight loss benefits. Unfortunately, you may not be getting what you’d expect.

Run from a Cold

Did you know the average adult gets two to five colds a year? That’s a lot of sneezes, coughs and sniffles. As you load up on over the counter medications or herbs, you may want to exercise another option—exercise.