Boost Your Veggie Intake

When I examine people’s diets, one of the most common weak areas is insufficient vegetable consumption. I understand the issues: sometimes it is the flavor of certain vegetables, the time it takes to prepare them, and I see very few people who crave vegetables like they might other foods. But I also understand the advantagesContinue reading “Boost Your Veggie Intake”

Heart Healthy Hibiscus

Since February is Heart Health Month, I want to continue raising awareness about the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, particularly those that are clustered together in metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a complex of symptoms that can be the precursor of diabetes or heart disease. It is defined as the presence of three or moreContinue reading “Heart Healthy Hibiscus”

Natural Blood Pressure Support

A recent study on heart disease served as a dramatic eye opener about the impact of risk factors like elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking and diabetes. Having two or more of these risk factors at age 55 gives you a 30% chance of death from cardiovascular disease by age 80. Even more shocking was theContinue reading “Natural Blood Pressure Support”

Natural Support for Aging Brains

I have always been known as a sharp person, and as I intend to practice medicine until I am quite old, I need to make sure I maintain my keen mind. There are many different challenges that can lead to memory impairment as we age. Circulation to the brain can be decreased by atherosclerosis, leadingContinue reading “Natural Support for Aging Brains”

Why Choose Better Body Care Products

When it comes to staying healthy, some people are cautious about what they put in their bodies but are oblivious to the ingredients in the products they put on their bodies. They don’t realize how easily we can absorb things through our skin, yet the Center for Disease Control (CDC) noted that the skin wasContinue reading “Why Choose Better Body Care Products”

Coping with Stress

Many New Year’s resolutions focus on being healthier by quitting smoking or eating healthier. Another important aspect of maintaining our health is improving how we cope with stress. It would be ideal if we could eliminate some of the stress causers in our lives, but this is not always possible especially when the stress isContinue reading “Coping with Stress”

Detoxification for the New Year and Beyond

Many people like to start out their new year by following a body detoxification program. This can be a prudent time do a body cleanse since we often have reduced elimination of toxins in the winter. There are 5 organs that remove toxins from the body: the bowels, kidneys, liver, lungs, and skin. We canContinue reading “Detoxification for the New Year and Beyond”

Cell Salts for Body Balance

Cell salts are homeopathic dilutions of the mineral salts that our cells need to function properly. They are made from combinations of essential minerals and electrolytes, and then are diluted to enhance and modify their impact on the body. They can be used to enhance the effect of supplement or replace certain supplements in peopleContinue reading “Cell Salts for Body Balance”

Warming Spices for Winter Health

It is the first day of winter, and though the weather has been slightly warmer than usual here, I am still having some trouble adjusting to the cold. It is no wonder that many of the traditional holiday treats involve warming spices to help us feel cozy. Some of my favorites are mulled apple juiceContinue reading “Warming Spices for Winter Health”

Nootropic Herbs for Your Brain

It seems like I spent the majority of my life being a student. Even though I am no longer a student, my learning process is still continuing. This habit is one I recommend to my patients that wish to keep their brains sharp. Often people consider puzzles and games to helpful, but I believe theContinue reading “Nootropic Herbs for Your Brain”