You likely know that Vitamin A is a crucial vitamin for your health – specifically your vision, immune system and cells. Yet, you may not know that retinol – a type of Vitamin A – could spell trouble for your bones. You could be getting more retinol than you need and putting your bones at … Read more
Like myself, and most of my patients, you probably have insurance policies on many things – your house, your car, your health, and, most importantly, your life. Why? Because they give you peace of mind. They cover, and perhaps even prevent, possible problems that might occur that could cost you a fortune to solve – … Read more
My patients like to tell me about ‘home remedies’ passed down from parents and grandparents – many of them that contain kitchen spices – 2 in particular, cinnamon and cloves. I have my own memories of holding boiled clove water on a recently extracted tooth that developed a dry socket. The mixture took away the … Read more
Recently there’s been a lot of discussion about slowing the aging process down through a calorie-restricted diet. And the preliminary research about this calorie-restricted dieting suggests that it may be the most promising strategy to increase longevity.
Nearly all vegetables are rich in antioxidants. And it’s been proven that antioxidants are effective at neutralizing free radicals in your body. As I have mention in the past it’s these free radical scavengers that can lead to cellular damage and possibly some form of cancer. So, it makes sense that eating more vegetables can not only be good for you…but help prevent cancer.
I had a patient the other day asking why I had recommended a multivitamin to him when research now shows multivitamins cause prostate cancer. He’d heard a report on a study that suggested men who take multivitamins have a higher rate of prostate cancer. This is so far from the truth that it scares me about what people are reading.
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
Heart disease is a topic that gets plenty of attention in the media, and for good reason. After all, it is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Heart disease is a vast topic, and a variety of risk factors come into play. Today, I want to narrow … Read more