• Vitamin D & Other Treatments for SAD

    Vitamin D & Other Treatments for SAD

    For many physicians, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an ailment that flies under the radar, so it’s easy to see how it can be overlooked or mistaken for something else.

  • Why Sugar is Bad for You & 3 Healthy Alternatives

    Why Sugar is Bad for You & 3 Healthy Alternatives

    Although it’s easy to think of sugar as nothing more than a natural ingredient in some of favorite foods, the truth is more complicated. But ordinary table sugar, technically known as sucrose, has been refined to the point that it no longer supplies the vitamins and minerals found in raw sugar.

  • Flu Shot Side Effects

    Flu Shot Side Effects

    “So last year I got a flu shot,” Gary told me, “because everyone kept telling me I needed one. And then I got the flu! I’m not doing that again this year. But what am I supposed to do to | Read More »

  • What is Prediabetes & How Can You Prevent It?

    What is Prediabetes & How Can You Prevent It?

    The “diabesity epidemic” is a good example of how overall health has declined in recent years. “Diabesity” is the name given to the ever-growing number of people being diagnosed with dual health challenges — excess weight and difficulties with blood | Read More »

  • Improve Your Memory with These Supplements

    Improve Your Memory with These Supplements

    If you’re like most of my patients, you’re concerned about your memory. As the years go by, you’ve probably noticed small – but disturbing – changes: forgetting a good friend’s name, walking into a room and then wondering why, telling | Read More »

  • How to Build Up Your Immune System

    How to Build Up Your Immune System

    I’d like to begin by sharing an email I received recently from a patient. Dear Dr. Connealy, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to explain how the immune system works. Now I understand why I was | Read More »

  • Low Testosterone in Men: Symptoms & Natural Treatments

    Low Testosterone in Men: Symptoms & Natural Treatments

    I’d like to share with you the results of recent research linking pain and inflammation with a problem that’s all too common these days – low levels of the hormone testosterone. The study, which reviewed the results of nearly 100 | Read More »

  • What to Do if You Have a High PSA Score

    What to Do if You Have a High PSA Score

    Very few days go by without me seeing a patient who is concerned about his prostate. And who can blame them? During the next few years, I expect to see cases of prostate cancer continue to increase, until the disease | Read More »

  • Watermelon & Lime Sorbet

    Watermelon & Lime Sorbet

    Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Beat the heat with this delicious, easy-to-make dessert that’s loaded with lycopene, a nutrient shown to help maintain a healthy prostate. Whenever you purchase a watermelon, simply freeze part of it to use in | Read More »

  • The Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medication

    The Side Effects of Blood Pressure Medication

    If you are one of the millions of Americans who are currently taking medication for high blood pressure, I have some good news. You might be able to reduce the amount of drugs you’re taking or gradually do away with | Read More »

  • GMOs: Are Genetically Modified Foods & Organisms Safe?

    GMOs: Are Genetically Modified Foods & Organisms Safe?

    More and more of my patients are asking for my opinion on GMOs, the acronym for genetically modified organisms. Are these foods harmful, and, if so, how bad are they? Those are very good questions, so let’s take a look | Read More »

  • Improve Your Memory without Playing Games

    Improve Your Memory without Playing Games

    If you’re like most of my patients, you’re concerned about your memory. As the years go by, you’ve probably noticed small – but disturbing – changes: forgetting a good friend’s name, walking into a room and then wondering why, telling | Read More »

  • Does Acupuncture Really Work? The Short Answer is Yes

    Does Acupuncture Really Work? The Short Answer is Yes

    I first discovered acupuncture more than 20 years ago, when I heard about it from an acquaintance. It sounded like an intriguing treatment that could benefit my patients. Though, before recommending it to them, I had to try it myself. | Read More »

  • Prostate Relief in 5 Simple Steps

    Prostate Relief in 5 Simple Steps

    Prostate problems are increasingly common these days. But, by making a few lifestyle changes and following the guidelines I give my patients, you can protect yourself – and your prostate – from complications. There’s a saying you might have heard | Read More »

  • Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipe

    Healthy Tomato Sauce Recipe

    Serves 6 Prep time: 30 to 40 minutes With tomato season in full swing, this is a great time to take advantage of nutrient-rich tomatoes and make up a batch of my family’s favorite pasta sauce. Loaded with equally healthy | Read More »

  • Mitochondria's Effect on Your Heart Health

    Mitochondria’s Effect on Your Heart Health

    Do you drag throughout the day, nod off in the afternoon, or struggle to get out of bed in the morning, even though you slept eight hours? Or have you been diagnosed with a heart condition or high blood pressure | Read More »

  • Cucumber Mango Salsa

    Cucumber Mango Salsa

    Serves 4 Prep time: 30 minutes; Ready to eat: 2.5 hours Take advantage of the abundant fresh produce in markets now with this simple summer salsa recipe that can be used as a relish for grilled meat or fish, or | Read More »

  • Cancer & Sugar, The Not-So-Sweet Truth

    Cancer & Sugar, The Not-So-Sweet Truth

    There’s a painful fact I need to share with you today. The nation’s War on Cancer, initiated by President Nixon in 1971, has failed us. During the war’s more than 40 years, most statistics on cancer occurrences and deaths have | Read More »

  • Why the Rise in Gluten Allergies & Celiac

    Why the Rise in Gluten Allergies & Celiac

    One of the most common statements I hear from new patients goes something like this: “I don’t feel good, but my doctor says there’s nothing wrong with me.” Generally, in these cases, a patient tells their doctor that he or | Read More »

  • Dealing with Insomnia: 4 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

    Dealing with Insomnia: 4 Steps to a Good Night’s Sleep

    Millions of Americans find themselves wide awake in the wee hours of the night. If you’re one of them, you might be suffering from low blood sugar, medication side effects, lack of physical activity, or low levels of an essential | Read More »