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The holidays are upon us, and chances are some of you will choose to indulge this season. Keeping that in mind, I thought I’d offer a few tips to help you stay as healthy as possible while doing so. The usual indiscretions are alcohol, sugar and overeating. I’ve come up with some great strategies to help you handle these better so you can enjoy the holidays even more. Continue Reading »

You may have heard this expression related to people who are supposedly imagining their symptoms, or those considered to have emotional imbalances (often because the doctor doesn’t know the cause). However, sometimes the reason a patient’s symptoms are actually “all in their head.” I’m not referring to emotional issues though. I’m referring to one of the most overlooked parts of our body. When it comes to this area, there are three main concerns that can have a profound impact on one’s health. Continue Reading »

I was recently asked this question and realized it’s probably a question many people would like to have answered. Some health “experts” say avoid them at all cost and some say that we need grains to be healthy. In my professional opinion, there is no single correct answer that applies to everyone. However, when it comes to eating grains, I do have three major concerns. This article will help you decide if grains are right for you. Continue Reading »

Recently I took up practicing Qi Gong for general mind/body health. The first session was based solely on standing in the correct posture. After experiencing this, I realized that if I adhere to just one of the postural principles on a regular basis, I’ll dramatically reduce my chance of having “bad” knees later in life. You can do the same. Continue Reading »

Not long ago, I wrote an article discussing the pros and cons of certain detox regimens. Sometimes, however, it’s not worth the effort because it can be detrimental to detox. To learn why it may not be worth the effort and may potentially do more harm than good, continue reading… Continue Reading »

Patients don’t often ask me this question, probably because they don’t want to know the answer. The answer to this question isn’t always a “no,” however. There are certain foods/drinks on my “do not eat/drink list,” but coffee (and caffeinated tea) isn’t on it. Caffeine consumption is definitely individualized as it pertains to being a health benefit or detriment. So how can you filter through the glut of media attention and scientific studies regarding these substances? It’s really quite simple. Continue Reading »

Most things in life require that you begin with the basics. For instance, you crawl before you walk and learn simple math before algebra. The same applies to your health. The media is constantly flooding us with the latest and greatest superfoods, fat burners, diets, and cure-alls; however, these over-hyped, supposed panaceas are practically useless without having certain basic nutritional needs covered. It’s almost impossible to address any health concerns without addressing the basics, and when patients have just three nutritional needs covered, they do great! No matter what health condition a person suffers from, these three nutritional foundations are paramount in healing, and keeping the body healthy. Continue Reading »

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