Today’s Diets: Do They Work? Fact versus Fiction

Most of my patients have tried at least one diet in their lifetime. As a physician, I need to understand the various dieting fads to best offer advice that encourages long-term lifestyle changes through healthy, nutritious eating. But, I also want my patients (and you) to be aware of the risks and benefits of some […]

Leonard Sax: Blame Parents, Not Kids, for Sexting

Dr. Leonard Sax is a family physician and author, who recently published an article in the Wall Street Journal, which I found both compelling and convicting. Although I might have worded some thoughts differently, I agree with his conclusions. If you have a teen or pre-teen, do not fail to consider his advice.

Yipes! Twelve percent of imported spices contaminated

The New York Times reports new findings released by the Food and Drug Administration found about “12 percent of spices brought to the United States are contaminated with insect parts, whole insects, rodent hairs and other things,” and almost “7 percent of spice imports examined by federal inspectors were contaminated with salmonella.”

Larimore Family Newsletter – November 2013

Here are the contents of this month’s Family Newsletter: Family Update Barb and I are teaching a Marriage Conference in Colorado Springs in January Publication Updates 1) Article in Charisma Magazine 2) The Ultimate Girls’ Body Book 3) Article in CAFP News Broadcast Updates 1) How to Cherish Your Wife 2) Medical News You Can […]

Halloween health and safety tips

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. How can you make your Halloween safer for you and your kids?

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

When taken at face value, diet soda seems like a health-conscious choice. It saves you the 140-plus calories you’d find in a sugary soft drink while still satisfying your urge for something sweet with artificial sweeteners like aspartame, saccharin, and sucralose. But there’s more to this chemical cocktail than meets the eye. Here’s a great […]

Sunscreen and Aging

For more youthful skin–expensive surgery, injections or high-end cosmetics are highly touted options. But a simple solution may come from a product that gets little fanfare this time of year—sunscreen.

Diagnosing Depression

Are you feeling tired or having trouble concentrating? Maybe seeing unexpected changes in your appetite or weight? It’s easy to dismiss these as symptoms as stress, a poor diet or fatigue—but you may be dealing with depression.