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July 28th is Hepatitis Awareness Day Did you know: The most common liver disease in the Western World is a condition called Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). More than 20% of Americans have fatty livers. Both NAFLD and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis (fat in the liver along with...

June is Cataracts Awareness Month. It is estimated that up to 70% of Americans aged 75 and older will have significant visual impairments as a result of cataracts. Clearly, we all need to be more aware! This month’s newsletter will focus on some interesting facts regarding...

It turns out that changing behaviors is not just about setting goals it’s about changing our consciousness and awareness. When it comes to behaviors we don’t perform too frequently, changing our attitudes can motivate change. In these cases, knowledge is definitely power. For example, you...

Much of my practice centers around clinical nutrition- I help my patients to change their diets and use nutritional supplements to affect physiological (and sometimes emotional) changes. I am a huge proponent of healthy eating. New research into the area of “epigenetics” tells us that...

I recently read a journal article which both surprised and inspired me. In this Newsletter, I’d like to share the findings of some scientific studies regarding the tremendous impact of positive thinking on health. A positive outlook on life has physiological effects. Positive attitudes have been...

Turmeric is an orange-yellow powder used commonly in many cuisines. Americans commonly come into contact with turmeric in curries and when slathering mustard on their hotdogs! It is also used to produce yellow dye for cosmetics and textiles. Turmeric has been used medicinally in India...

I am increasingly finding a disturbing trend in my practice: more of my patients are being diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis. What’s even more troubling is that many of these patients don’t fit the classic stereotype of the elderly, fragile woman. I have seen osteoporosis...

The average child laughs up to 400 times a day while the average adult laughs between six and eight! There are tremendous benefits to the simple act of laughing. As the psychologist Arnold Glasgow puts it: “Laughter is the tranquilizer with no side effects”. Scientists...

In the US today, 80,000 chemicals are approved for commercial use and very few have been tested for their health effects on humans and the environment. We are ALL carrying chemicals in our bodies. These chemicals have been linked to cancer; are toxic to the nervous...