Heart disease kills an estimated 630,000 Americans each year. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, […]
No matter what diet you follow or if you don’t “diet” at all, you are what you eat. The statement is true regardless! The western approach to nutrition is to count calories, carbs, fats and proteins. People eat low fat or fat free, adjust their protein intake, eat low carb, cholesterol free, salt free, use […]
One of the questions I still hear in my practice is, “Why do I need to be concerned with my heart? Women don’t get heart disease like men”. So, let’s talk about that for a moment. The truth is heart disease is the #1 cause of death in women over the age of 50. About […]
You’ve heard this all your life…”you are what you eat”. But often, we get confused about what we should be eating. While there is a lot of information available to us about healthy nutrition, it’s good to start with a few sound principals. As a rule, people of all ages, who wish to be healthy […]
When a new patient comes to my clinic, I ask them to list all their medications, including any over-the-counter medications, herbal and vitamin supplements they may be taking. Often times, they don’t know. While I understand that it’s sometimes difficult to remember everything, I cannot tell you how important it is to your health and […]
Our family has seen a lot of death. My father when I was 16, two of my sisters before age 40, multiple aunts, uncles, cousins, Mom’s second husband, and several pets. For years, Mom and I talked about what she wanted at end of life. I was her Power of Attorney for both health care […]
Sometimes you just gotta laugh at yourself and enjoy.
Binge drinking has become nearly synonymous with college students. But turns out, a study released a couple of years ago shows a significant, worrisome level of binge drinking among those age 50 to 64 as well. Working with the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Duke University researchers report that 22% of men and […]
Here is another reason to keep your weight under control. Those extra pounds are not worth losing brain cell function! See what you think about this new study. —- Healthy women who put on weight between the premenopausal and postmenopausal years risk losing nerve cells in the brain, research suggests. Gaining weight is a “highly […]
These women, ages 48-71 have learned that Hip Hop dancing will keep them healthy. Can you do some of these moves?