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 …

Natural Killers and Laughter

Health Alert 79 We all believe the old adage “Laughter is the best medicine”. But we have mistakenly attributed this benefit to psychology alone. Now new research has revealed that laughter affects your physiology more directly than attitude or positive thinking. We can show that laughter has an immediate and direct affect on: • Heart rate • Skin temperature • …

Forget the Gingko: True Brain-Boosting Supplements

Health Alert 89 How long has it been since your mind has felt sharp, alert, clear and quick? Can’t remember? Supplements, widely used in Europe, but little known in the U.S., can help you to regain the mind clarity of your youth. Loosing your cognitive function is one of the most upsetting symptoms of aging. You can see yourself going …

Gingko: Good for More than Memory

Health Alert 121 I don’t believe Gingko biloba is effective at long term memory boosting in healthy people. But don’t dismiss it as a fad supplement. It is a valuable herb. It has a tradition of thousands of years of widespread use. Today I’ll show you how to use it to treat some surprising conditions. We have new evidence that …

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 …