Men’s Health Month: Do You Know the Top 5 Urgent Issues?

You know June is the month for Father’s Day but did you know that it has also been designated as International Men’s Health Awareness Month? It’s true.  All across the country, the spotlight will be focused on men’s health issues in health fairs, screening opportunities, and educational outreach events. As men typically put their health … Read more

Could Your Frequent Low Moods Be Dysthymia?

For the past 60 years, May has been deemed as Mental Health Awareness Month by Mental Health America.  During this month, more focus is placed on mental health issues to raise public awareness and understanding.  In 2013, Mental Health America’s focus is on Mental Health Wellness – getting and keeping well mentally.  As such, I … Read more

Are Your Adrenal Glands Overworked?

Let’s face it, we live in a world that moves at breakneck speed that keeps many of us running all day long. It may often keep you burning the midnight oil as well with not enough time left for relaxation or recuperative sleep. Being attached to nonstop technology that offers a continuous stream of texts, … Read more

The 5 Most Important Facts About Antidepressants

Many people become discouraged, or feel “down in the dumps” sometimes when life takes an unexpected, problematic turn.   This is normal “situational” depression and usually rights itself when the problem is solved.  Yet, sometimes, you may have depression that lingers longer due to certain life events like deaths of loved ones, divorce, and even the … Read more

Your Depression: Brain Changes or Nutritional Deficiency?

As you get older, it’s typical to have sporadic incidents of misplacing your keys, forgetting someone’s name, or where you left your glasses. Yet, persistent memory loss that’s also accompanied by depression can be early warning signs that you may be developing brain changes than can result in dementia in the coming years.  Memory loss … Read more

Caution: This Drink May Cause Depression – New Soft Drink Label?

If you’re like some of my patients, you may feel a little down now and then.   This type of depression is usually temporary, or maybe the result of poor quality of sleep.  Yet, if your low mood, or sadness, seems to recur everyday it could be a little more complicated than mid-afternoon slump. Did you … Read more

Are You Always Tired? Here’s What Could Be Causing It

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients is, “I just feel so tired all the time.” With our modern lives, it’s not hard to understand why.  Jam-packing activities, work and other things into your daily life, and just not getting enough sleep, are some of the most common causes of being … Read more

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Your Genes May Be The Cause

For years, doctors and researchers have wondered why some people developed PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after serious traumatic events and others didn’t.  Even in my own patients, some who had experienced significant personal losses, or trauma, didn’t develop the condition.  Yet, other patients who had experienced seemingly less-severe incidents went on to develop full blown … Read more

Stay Younger Longer With Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Many of my patients are adding good Omega-3 fatty acids to their diet every day. Hopefully, you are too! I have been recommending Omega-3’s for many years to boost their cardiovascular and brain health.  However, in the last year or so, I’ve also been telling my patients another important reason to be taking Omega-3’s – … Read more

May Is Mental Health Month – Do More For 1 In 4

May is mental health awareness month and I’d like to make you aware of two special themes this year.  First, did you know that 1 in 4 Americans live with a diagnosable, treatable mental health condition? It’s true. And yet, like my patients who have such conditions, most live full and productive lives. Second, many … Read more

It Doesn’t Just Feel Good, Massage Does Good

Often times my patients complain of muscle aches and pains and ask me what kind of pain relievers they can take for them.  Before I recommend drugs, I suggest something usually just as effective – massage. That’s right.  In fact, massage is so effective in helping relieve chronic muscle aches and pains, headaches, pinched nerves, … Read more

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