• Medical Emergency Preparedness 101

    During the past few years, we’ve seen how circumstances beyond anyone’s control can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask residents of New York or New Jersey, for example, many of whom are still reeling from the | Read More »

  • Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    What better way to brighten a gray winter day than with a delicious tomato-cucumber salad? This one is nutritious, filling, and so easy, you’ll want to make it again and again. I recommend organic veggies whenever possible. Since refrigerated tomatoes | Read More »

  • Roasted Bananas with Maple Syrup–Walnut Glaze

    This snack is delicious any time of day, but it’s especially good in the evening. Bananas, walnuts, and yogurt contain tryptophan and melatonin, two natural sleep aids. Save any leftovers (excluding the yogurt), and reheat them the following evening. Serves | Read More »

  • Eat These Foods for Better Sleep

    If you use insomnia medication, I hope you know about last week’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Manufacturers of prescription sleep aids that contain a sedative called zolpidem are required to reduce the currently recommended doses. (Zolpidem | Read More »

  • Fish Cakes

    Great for lunch or a light dinner, these fish cakes are easy to make and much healthier than the frozen, breaded fish sticks or patties you’ll find in stores. If you like fast-food fish sandwiches, you’ll find these cakes are | Read More »

  • Take the Mystery Out of Glucose Management

    During the holidays, I spent some time thinking about ways my patients could simplify the process of improving their health. As you know by now, contributing factors to good health include: A whole foods, mostly plant-based diet Regular, moderate exercise | Read More »

  • Tropical Chicken Salad

    During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back | Read More »

  • 7 Strategies to Relieve Back Pain

    Few things can put a crimp in your day the way back pain can. It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, and statistics show close to 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain at | Read More »

  • Very Easy Baked Beans

    Beans are an excellent source of the trace mineral zinc, known for its ability to help build muscle and rev up testosterone production. Some beans, such as those used in this flavorful recipe, contain as much zinc as red meat | Read More »

  • Test Your Testosterone Knowledge

    Maybe you’ve seen the television ads explaining that “low T,” or low testosterone levels, can be a health risk. Although the ads are by a pharmaceutical giant selling a prescription product, low testosterone is not a fake health concern created | Read More »

  • 10 Tips for Healthy Skin All Winter

    If cold weather and artificial heat leave you with dry, cracked skin, here’s some good news. You can fix that problem and improve your overall health by following a few simple guidelines. We tend to think of skin — the | Read More »

  • Recognize These Heart Attack Warning Signs

    With the holidays at hand, many people are focusing on the joys of the season. But as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the pressures of shopping and party-going need to be balanced with plenty of self-care and stress relief. | Read More »

  • 12 Tips to Stop Holiday Stress

    How are you feeling about the upcoming Christmas holidays? Are you looking forward to the next few weeks of festivities? Or are you secretly dreading what should be a cherished time? Maybe, like many of us, you’re somewhere in the | Read More »

  • End Seasonal Suffering

    One of the best things about being a doctor is being able to help people after hours, not just at the center. A couple months ago, an opportunity to do that came up during one of my speaking engagements. I | Read More »

  • How to Fight the Winter Blues

    Diagnosing illness is a tricky business. Most doctors do their best to help patients, but certain conditions are very similar to others, and teasing them apart can be difficult. For many physicians, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an ailment that | Read More »

  • Nutrients You Need: The Big Three

    Are you confused about what you should be eating? With all the contradictory information out there, who can blame you? So let’s set the record straight, starting with a closer look at carbohydrates, fats, and protein, a group also known | Read More »

  • What Your Headache is Trying to Tell You

    If someone knocked on your door, saying your house was on fire, would you tell that person to go away? Of course not! But every time you pop a painkiller for a headache, that’s what you’re doing — telling the | Read More »

  • Ways to Stay Allergy-Free this Season

    One of the best things about being a doctor is being able to help people after hours, not just at the center. A couple months ago, an opportunity to do that came up during one of my speaking engagements. I | Read More »

  • Don’t Stop Exercising This Winter

    If I told you something was available that could make tremendous improvements in your health — both physically and emotionally — you would want to know more, right? Then I would tell you about the thousands of studies showing its | Read More »

  • The Bright Side of Aging

    Whoever said that growing old isn’t for sissies had a point. Every day, I see patients struggling with aches, pains, limited mobility, and far worse. When our health declines, we tend to blame aging. But I’ve come to the conclusion | Read More »