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Parkinson’s | Family Ties

This past year, in 2015, marked the 20th anniversary of the celebrated and beloved movie Back to the Future starring Michael J. Fox. Michael was himself a beloved cultural icon from that time as well. For those of you from my generation, we grew up with him. At the time he hit it big at […]

Tips for Eating Healthy and Decreasing Stress at Social Events

It is time to stop stressing out about social gathering and the dreaded weight gain that usually ensues. Taking just a few precautionary measure will enable you to maintain your weight and possibly even lose. Follow these tips and you will remain confident and full of energy. Don’t arrive on an empty stomach! Although you […]

Quick and Easy Healthy Breakfast Treats

I have heard it many, many times…”I don’t have time to make breakfast”–“I need something quick and on the go”.   Part of my job as a nutritionist is to teach people how quick and easy it is to make nutrient dense meals that also taste wonderful. Taking a bit of time on the weekend to […]

Prostate Gland Health | Prostrate Prostate

I was recently reviewing an article in the New England Journal of Medicine which discussed a review of data from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial that was halted in 2003. The federally funded $73 million dollar study had originally been designed to evaluate if the drug finasteride reduced the risk of prostate cancer in men […]

Taking the Evil Out of Cholesterol

For years we have heard dramatically negative comments regarding cholesterol and unfortunately, cholesterol is still controversial these days depending on which research you are investigating. To take some of the evil out of cholesterol, it is important to understand that cholesterol is imperative to maintaining optimal function of many biochemical processes in the body. Although, […]

Hereditary Cancer Testing | It’s In the Genes

One of the more exciting aspect of medicine that has the potential to impact health care and clinical decision making, is the evolution underway with genetic testing. Just over a decade ago there was simply one gene that we could test for, the BRACA gene, as many people have become familiar with. Angelina Jolie is […]

Hypertension – Breaking the Silence

It wasn’t until I was firmly entrenched in my medical schooling that I first heard the whispers of ‘the Silent Killer’. Silent and lethal? That caught my attention. Prior to this, my only understanding of something silent and deadly was found within the confines of the family car on long road trips. But this thing […]

Tips To Improve Energy and Strength for Men

One of the most common complaints I hear from men is “how can I improve my strength, energy and improve testosterone naturally?” Many factors influence energy and strength is proper testosterone production; Poor diet and lifestyle components can wreak havoc on Testosterone levels, leaving you feeling tired, weak, down and generally not yourself. Testosterone is […]

Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements: Nature’s Medicine Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. However a more intimate knowledge of botanicals or herbal medicine is lacking for many, particularly here in the U.S. Throughout much of the world the reliance of plants is the primary means for addressing healthcare, as the vast majority of […]

The Importance of Eating to Nourish Your Body

Stop Dieting and Lose Weight : The Importance of Eating to Nourish Your Body Media and accepted social standards seem to rule our brains when it comes to weight loss and management.   Every time we turn on the TV, check our social media or click on goggle, we are inundated with photo shopped images or […]