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One of the most frightening conversations you may ever have with your doctor is the one where you hear that you've been diagnosed with cancer. This can be especially traumatizing if you are ...

Cancer Survivors' Mental Health is Important Too

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Insomnia is a pervasive problem in the United States. The number of people reporting loss of sleep has been increasing since 2001, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Between 30 and 40 ...

Why Do I Have Trouble Sleeping? Can Magnesium Help?

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I talked about the causes of memory loss in my last article I Have Billions of Brain Cells But I Forget Why I'm at the Store. This week, we will continue our interview with Dr. Bruce Daggy, ...

5 Things You can Do To Improve Your Memory

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We're all concerned about our memories, especially as we age. Do you know why our memory changes? It has to do with brain cell connections in the brain. When we are as young as 20 years of ...

I Have Billions of Brain Cells But I Forget Why I'm at the Store

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The Ebola virus has been all over the news in the last few weeks. It was once a rare disease, but this year it's had the largest number of fatalities in history, affecting multiple countries in ...

Ebola: Can a Strong Immune System Protect You?

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As we move into menopause our bodies take on a life of their own. We can experience changes that are physical, emotional and mental. One of most talked about symptoms is hot flashes. Women have ...

Vaginal Dryness: One of the Least Talked-about Menopause Symptoms

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The cause of disease in our bodies is often silent. It creeps up on us slowly over time, like a smoldering fire that burns unnoticed till one day we wake up with an illness. This is true ...

Chronic Inflammation is the Smoldering Burn of Disease

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Hot flashes and night sweats are two very common symptoms of menopause or perimenopause that occur due to hormonal imbalances during the menopausal transition. In fact there are many symptoms ...

Menopause Symptom Relief: Changes in Diet, Lifestyle and Hormones

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We all want more energy! As the days are becoming shorter we feel like we have less time to get things done. So boosting your energy in the fall as you get back into your busy routine just makes ...

Interview with Dr. Felicia Stoler: Boost Your Energy for Fall

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One evening while on vacation with my family I heard my mother say she couldn't believe that Oprah took the challenge and let someone pour water over her head. I had no idea what she was talking ...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is Increasing Awareness and Donations

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Have you been dealing with exhaustion, weight gain, digestive symptoms, bloating, cramps, skin problems, aches, pains or autoimmune problems for years without any explanation or diagnosis? You ...

Gut Feeling that Something's Wrong: Leaky Gut Syndrome Revealed

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We all need fats to not just survive but thrive! What most people do not know is how to identify healthy fats and eat those as part of a healthy diet. In order to identify healthy sources of ...

Identifying Healthy Fats: 3 Things You Should Know

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Do you wake up in the mornings with stiffness in your hands or your feet? Are your knee joints warm and swollen? Do they get worse when it rains? Do you look at your older relatives and see ...

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis: Which Kind Do You Have?

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Are you wondering if you should join the gluten-free craze, even though you have never been diagnosed with celiac disease? This is a question that I am asked very often in my practice. For ...

Is a Gluten-Free Diet the Solution to your Digestive Troubles?

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Probiotics have been gaining popularity because they help people feel healthy, especially when it comes to digestive-related illnesses and support of immune function. Irritable bowel syndrome ...

Probiotics can Change Your Digestive Health Forever

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Everyone wants beautiful, luscious skin all the time, especially in the summertime. So if you are battling dry or scaly skin you probably want to know what could be causing your skin ...

4 Things that Could Be Drying Out Your Skin this Summer

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When you are trying to lose weight, the scale can seem like a mortal enemy. But really, it is just a way of charting your progress, telling you how well you are doing. Or it shows you where you ...

How Often Should I Weigh Myself?

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If your family is like many other American families you are busy during the summer. You have planned a family vacation and you need to start thinking about what types of snacks you can take with ...

5 Essential Snacks You'll Love on Your Family Vacation

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One of the great things about summer time is dinner and drinks that start in the evening and go into the night. But this pleasure may come with some drawbacks. Are you wondering if eating late ...

Is Eating After 8 p.m. Putting on the Pounds?

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Are you one of those people who loves to spend the summer outside? What about your kids? Summertime makes us focus on the importance of skin protection. Why do we want to focus on skin ...

Know The ABCDEs of Skin Cancer

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If you have ever thought that stress could be causing your sleep problems, you could be right. Let’s take a closer look at how sleep works and how our stress hormones play a part in disturbing ...

Stress: Could it be the Reason You Can’t Sleep?

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Do you ever wonder if what you are eating is impacting your sleep? I routinely have patients who are having difficulty sleeping ask whether food might be playing a role in their inability to ...

Ever Wonder How Food Impacts Your Sleep?

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More and more Americans are becoming aware of the importance of vitamin D to our health, our bones and to our immune function. We actually absorb vitamin D through our skin from the ultraviolet B ...

Vitamin D Deficiency or Skin Cancer? How to Handle Sun Exposure

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This weekend I had the unexpected delight of seeing Russell Simmons while I was having dinner with friends. Why was I so excited to run into this hip-hop heavyweight and entrepreneur ...

Did You Know That Meditation is Good For You? Want to Learn How?

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When you hear the words "stressed out" what images pop into your mind? Do you imagine your blood pressure going up? Or do you start to feel really agitated and angry? Anxious? Or perhaps ...

Should 'Stressed Out' be a Diagnosis?

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I’m still obsessed, I mean fascinated, with how many steps I take each day now that I have a pedometer to play with. A pedometer is a way of measuring how many steps you take over a period of ...

Still Stepping! Increase Your Steps Every Day

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Do you know how many steps you take every day? Do you consider yourself an active person? I think of myself as being active. I eat a healthy whole foods diet, go to yoga two to three days ...

Step it Up! Improve your Health

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For the 25 million people that suffer from asthma, the inability to breathe during an asthma attack can be scary and even life-threatening. Of the 25 million people with asthma, 7 million are ...

How Does Asthma Show Up in Children?

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Do you ever think about your breath? Breathing is something you do 12-18 times per minute every day of your life. Most of us take this practice, which is essential for life, for granted every ...

Breathe Easier with Better Understanding and Treatment of Asthma

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Are you counting calories to try to lose weight? Do you actually know what a calorie is or why you are counting them to lose weight? It’s time for you to understand the accounting process ...

How Many Calories Should I Eat to Reach my Goal?

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If you are experiencing fertility issues, have you ever considered losing weight? I know that this might seem unrelated. But you might be surprised to learn that the more overweight or obese you ...

Improve Fertility Problems by Losing Weight

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In the weight loss discussion there is much talk about whether you should cut carbs to lose weight. My answer to that question is: yes and no. I answer no, because there are some carbs that ...

Should I Cut Carbs to Lose Weight?

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Food cravings can often sabotage your attempts to create healthy habits in your life. Have you ever caught someone with high cholesterol or heart disease eating something that they shouldn’t? Or ...

How Do I Conquer a Food Craving?

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If you are looking to get pregnant, consider these things about your health. Following some of these suggestions may help you get pregnant more easily. Create and maintain an ideal weight. ...

5 Little-known Factors that Could Affect your Fertility

Hot flashes are a common problem for women as they move through menopause. Hot flashes are sudden, brief sensations of heat in the face, neck and chest area, generally associated with menopause, ...

Get Rid of Hot Flashes Once and for All

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An autoimmune disease is a condition that occurs when our own immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Autoimmune diseases are often considered medical mysteries. ...

Autoimmune Diseases: Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

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If you are experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or menopause you might be feeling exhausted. And you may feel unable to get your energy and your life back. Perhaps you feel like your body ...

Taking Charge of your Menopausal Symptoms

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The month of March is National Nutrition Month. What better time to focus on nourishment? To nourish, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary is "to provide (someone or something) with food and ...

Nourishing Yourself to Vibrant Health

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As women our beauty comes from our energy and joy of life! When we feel good on the inside it shows on the outside. Here are beauty secrets that can help you be your best from the inside ...

5 Self-Improvement Secrets for Feeling Great and Looking Younger

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Cholesterol. Does the word scare you? It strikes fear into many of my patients when I bring it up. When too much cholesterol is in the bloodstream we need to be concerned about our heart health. ...

Lowering Cholesterol Levels While Still Eating Delicious Foods

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When you hear self-care do you start to feel overwhelmed with how to add that to your long list of activities for everyone else? Here is your minimalist guide to self-care. According to the ...

Your Minimalist Guide to Self-Care

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As a woman maybe you do not think about a heart attack as a potential health problem. But perhaps you should. Heart disease is a health concern for all women and the earlier you become aware of ...

Women: What's Your Risk for a Heart Attack?

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In general we, as women, need to take better care of ourselves! We have the tendency to multitask ourselves into mental and physical exhaustion. We take care of our children, our husbands or ...

Self Care can be the Key to Heart Health

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The shocking truth about heart disease is that it is the number one killer of women in America. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer combined! Because of these ...

The Shocking Truth about Heart Disease

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How many times have you been engaged in or listening to a conversation about weight loss? If you are like most women it might be as often as once a month, maybe more. How often do you talk about ...

How Safe is Your Weight Loss Program for You?

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Have you ever tried to lose weight only to have it come right back a few months later? Do you know someone who is always on a diet, yet never loses any weight? Are you baffled by the your lack ...

Is Your Way of Thinking Keeping you Fat?

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Have you ever heard women in their thirties and forties talking about their metabolism slowing down? This is a common conversation when women have unexplained weight gain or are unable to lose ...

Hypothyroidism: Could This Be Causing Your Weight Loss Woes?

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If you are like many people you are considering a weight loss program since it is the beginning of the year. I want to share some common mistakes that I see in patients all the time. Skipping ...

Do You Make These 7 Weight Loss Mistakes?

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Have you been trying to lose weight but you just can’t seem to do it? Are you doing the things that used to take off the pounds, yet the scale will not budge? If you are having problems losing ...

Help! I Can’t Lose Weight!

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Do you want to achieve your health goals during 2014? There are three things that you need in your tool-kit to be successful. 1) You must be committed to your goal. You must have a desire ...

Making SMART Health Goals for the New Year