Sickly Sweet

Health Alert 122 Do you get unexplained headaches, dizziness, or nausea? How about depression, fatigue, anxiety attacks, or sleep problems? If you suffer from any of these and you use diet products, you may have just found the answer to your unexplained symptoms. Diet products contain sugar substitutes. The food industry claims they are safe but they have not had …

The Benefits of Doing Nothing

Health Alert 132 If you could take years off your life, dramatically improve your mental focus and reap proven medical benefits just by learning to do nothing, would you try it? I’m talking about the ancient art of meditation. I know what you are thinking. Meditation is for new age hippies. Indulge me for a minute. Practicing meditation can make …

New Evidence -You Can Prevent Alzheimer’s

Health Alert 29 There are two simple things you should do to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease: • take antioxidant supplements • keep your heart healthy Some of my patients call Alzheimer’s disease “old timer’s disease.” The perception is that if you live long enough it’s inevitable. Evidence is mounting, though that the disease may be much more …

Your Youthful Mind

Health Alert 39 Did you know that too much stress kills brain cells? Research is showing stress to be one of the leading causes of mental deterioration with aging. For most people, effective anti-aging has to address living better as we age not necessarily living longer. We want to retain the independence and abilities of our youth. For the elders …

Are You Cooking Your Brain?

Health Alert 41 You have probably heard the controversy over the safety of cell phones. They distract people during driving. One recent study showed an increased accident rate coinciding with cell phone use. And, we still can’t say for sure whether they cause brain tumors. I’ve seen studies that argue both sides. One study done at Orebro University Hospital found …

Are You Depressed?

Health Alert 65 If you or someone you care about is taking an antidepressant drug there are a few things you should know about. All too often a patient comes to me taking antidepressants without a thorough evaluation. And the prescribing doctor didn’t mention the side effects such as weight gain, fatigue and loss of libido. The antidepressants Zoloft, Paxil …

Sleep Better Without Drugs

Health Alert 72 You don’t have to suffer through sleepless nights and groggy days. I’ll show you how to get a better night sleep naturally. Many patients come to me with trouble sleeping. The National Sleep Foundation estimates that half of all Americans have some degree of insomnia. It’s a familiar story. “Doctor, I stare at the alarm clock all …