Why Build Muscle Mass? One of the most important things we can do for ourselves as we get older is maintain good muscle mass. It not only keeps us looking trim and fit but it helps us do even the simplest daily activities even better. Many of my patients do strength training with weights several … Read more
On a recent trip to China, I couldn’t help take notice of how many people practice the ancient art of Tai Chi – a spiritual exercise program. Everywhere I went I saw people practicing it in parks and other public places. The people I spoke to about Tai Chi all told me basically the same … Read more
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
Many of my patients are on the lookout for anti-aging news and products that will help them stay younger-looking, stronger and healthier as they age. Perhaps you, too, are looking for the best anti-aging products and information you can find. Well, you’ve come to the right place, as anti-aging medicine is my specialty. I’d like … Read more
In prior articles, I’ve talked about the benefits of regular detoxing from toxins that you’re exposed to from multiple sources. These include the water you drink, air you breathe, the food you eat, chemicals you may come in contact with, medications you take, etc. Reducing the toxic load on your liver – your body’s main … Read more
You may have heard, or read, more recently about the many conditions and diseases that can be associated with Vitamin D deficiency. In fact, it seems like you are at risk for just about every major illness, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, if you are deficient in Vitamin D. With all these findings, I … Read more
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
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
I frequently discuss the latest vitamin research with my patients to ensure that they are getting the maximum daily allowance. One of the big “superstar” vitamins that I tell them about is Vitamin D, specifically D3, a powerful, workhorse variant of D. Many patients were surprised to find that their lab tests showed a deficiency … Read more
Several of my patients have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a frustrating condition in which the immune system begins to fight its own body as if it were a disease. In doing so, the body develops a severe, chronic inflammatory response in trying to heal it. This inflammation can flare in all the major joints … Read more
Many times my patients will tell me that they have problems sleeping – they either have trouble getting to sleep or they have problems staying asleep. Not surprising, generally around our late 40’s – 50’s we start to become deficient in melatonin, a hormone that regulates our sleep patterns. As we near age 60, melatonin stores decrease even further.
A few of my patients have multiple sclerosis and I know what a frustrating condition it can be. It’s hard for them to understand how their own immune system can trigger damage to their neurological system and cause it to break down, creating a whole host of difficult symptoms.