Eating healthy is one of the ways in which to ward off the effects of aging for as long as possible. Towards that goal, you’re buying more fruits, vegetables, and less red meat. Yet, you may be unaware that certain foods you eat, or even the way you prepare them, can be unhealthy, cause you … Read more
You may have read, or heard about, a cream called BEC5 (brand name Curaderm) that claims to heal non-melanoma type skin cancers. The active ingredient in this cream is reported to be eggplant extract. Earlier in the year it was featured on Dr. Oz’s popular talk show blog and ever since I’ve had questions from … Read more
In several of my previous newsletters, I’ve told you about the benefits of taking probiotics to aid in digestion. Now, I’d like to tell you about another benefit of taking probiotics – helping to prevent cancer. Here’s how. Probiotics Suppress Bacteria and Inflammation You may recall my telling you previously that after age 30 your … Read more
It’s summer and stone fruits like peaches, plums and nectarines are in season and ripe for the picking. I always recommend to my patients, and my readers, that they eat more fruit, as they are full of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and fiber content. Now, I’d like to share with you two more important reasons you … Read more
Like many of my patients, you likely have heard of resveratrol – the incredible antioxidant contained in purple grapes and red wine that has shown promise in preventing disease as well as longevity studies. However, as great as resveratrol is, I’ve recently started telling my patients about a chemically similar, yet even more powerful antioxidant … Read more
Just like you, many of my patients are trying to improve their health by doing proactive things like exercising more and eating healthier. As I explain to my patients, one of the best things you can do to improve your health immediately and prevent health problems down the road is to put out the fires … Read more
When I ask my patients how many ORACs they take in a day, they give me a kind of lost look. One patient humorously asked me once, “Is that some kind of fruit?” Well, yes and no. ORACs are in fruit – but they’re not a food per se. Let me share with you what … Read more
Only several years ago, olive oil was only really thought of as a specialty cooking oil you would buy in the “foreign food” section of the grocery store, mostly when you wanted to whip up a Mediterranean-type recipe that called for it. Even I was unaware of all the health benefits of olive oil, as well as its multiple other uses, until just a short time ago. Now, I routinely recommend it to all my patients, 1-2 tablespoons daily, for all the wonderful health benefits it confers. And that’s not all. My patients are frequently sharing with me new uses of olive oil that they’ve discovered and I’d like to share some of those with you.
New discoveries are continuing to increase life expectancy. A hundred years ago, life expectancy was only about 47 years. Today’s 50-something generation plans to live forever. Although their visions of centenarian vitality may be a bit unrealistic, trends toward an energetic, vital and mentally vibrant living well past 100 has become a potential reality for some.
I don’t think a week goes by without one of my patients asking me about whether or not to eat soy products. The question of eating soy has become a fairly controversial subject as, indeed, there are some good health benefits gained by consuming certain types of soy, but there can also be some bad health effects of consuming soy as well.
Many of my patients love coffee as I do – the smell, the taste, the pick up it gives, but they frequently ask me if it’s bad for them and if they should cut down on the amount they drink. Perhaps you love your coffee too and are wondering the same thing. You’ll likely be as surprised as my patients are when I tell them that research has shown that several cups of coffee a day have some amazing health benefits! But like most good things, coffee also has a few drawbacks. Let me explain.
Although most of my patients who try natural testosterone enhancement report that those measures have helped, they may not have been enough to boost testosterone levels high enough to relieve their particular symptoms. The same may be true for you, and like my patients, you may now want to try direct testosterone supplementation through your doctor. In order for you to make an informed decision, here are the pros and cons that I explain to my patients about male hormone replacement.