Many of my over-40 patients complain of feeling tired all the time despite being in bed every night for 8-9 hours. Sometimes they are simply burning the candle at all ends and just need to simplify their schedules. Yet, some of them also complain of other symptoms associated with their fatigue and sleep patterns that … Read more
Recently a 14-year-old Maryland girl died after drinking 2 Monster Energy drinks in a 24-hour period. One 24 oz can has as much caffeine as seven 12 oz cans of regular soda. That means this girl took in 14 times the amount of caffeine in 2 cans of regular soda in 24 hours. It was … Read more
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
I often recommend that my patients buy specially designed “orthopedic” products – shoes, pillows, mattresses – to safeguard and preserve their health. Many of them feel this is an unnecessary expense and it makes them feel “old” using such products. However, when I tell them how many health benefits are associated with using orthopedically correct … Read more
One of the most frequent topics of discussion with my patients regards sleep – how much they’re getting and how not getting enough sleep can affect them. My patients are amazed when I tell them all the poor health effects that can occur from not getting enough sleep. In fact, research studies find more and … Read more
In the past few years, many of my patients have begun adding a variety of teas to their daily routine and I couldn’t be happier. As I tell my patients, various teas have been used in Eastern medicine for the treatment of many illnesses and conditions as well as to just stay healthy! There are … Read more
Lately, several of my patients have asked me what I think about adding marine phytoplankton – tiny sea plants – to their diets for their reported health benefits. I tell them that I think it’s a great idea and thought you’d also like to know what marine plants can do for just about every system … Read more
If I were to ask you what the most-often prescribed drug is in America, what would you say? Would you guess statins to lower cholesterol? Or maybe drugs that control blood pressure?. You’d be wrong. Antidepressant drugs actually top the list.
One of the most frequent complaints I hear from my older patients is that their skin is making them look older than they feel! It’s true that after age 40 we begin to decline in the amount of certain hormones we individually have and can start to lose skin elasticity and thickness. Fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and sagging can then start to appear.
Being a dermatologist, one of the frequent questions I get from my patients is what they can do to make their skin look younger. Often times, the answer to keeping your skin looking younger lies in not making common mistakes that actually ages skin. Here are some simple things I advise my patients to do … Read more
Up until about 20 years ago, weathering aching joints, wrinkles, low testosterone, menopause, insomnia, fatigue, and a whole host of other symptoms was thought to be an inevitable part of aging. Today, thankfully, we know that isn’t true. As I tell my patients, you don’t have to suffer the symptoms of aging as you can do a lot to both stop and, often times, reverse them!
How are you feeling right now? If you answered, “tired,” then you may be one of the 2.2 million Americans who have experienced prolonged fatigue, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We all lose sleep now and then, whether it’s due to a hectic schedule or trouble sleeping at night, but chronic fatigue is … Read more