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Expert Ways To Strengthen Your Mind and Body During Winter
Do you look forward to or dread winter? No matter what your feelings are towards this season, it's important to enter winter with a positive and determined outlook. In this article, I'll discuss ways to maintain (or improve) your mood and strengthen your body all while the snow is falling down. Start with good body mechanics As we get older, snow...
The Skinny on Anti-Obesity Medications
The FDA has approved several medications that can be used to treat obesity. Through seeing patients for weight management, I have come to realize that there is not a lot of information out there on the options and misunderstandings are frequent. In this article, I will highlight selected anti-obesity medications and discuss the pros and cons of each. However,...
10 Healthy Ways To Reduce Water Retention in the Body
You try to button your jeans, and you feel as if you swallowed a watermelon. But you’ve been eating well and exercising - what gives? You could be experiencing water retention. Water retention, or edema, stems from various causes. Many pose little reason for alarm, although some indicate a more severe health problem. What can you do to beat the...
What Is Environmental Wellness and Why Is It Important?
Do you turn off the lights in your house before you leave? Have you made a habit of recycling paper, plastic, and other recyclable goods? Do you volunteer to clean up your community or work with environmentally friendly organizations? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re well on your way to achieving optimal environmental wellness. In this...
4 Ways Chronic Pain and Depression Feed Off Each Other
Are you one of the millions of patients with chronic pain who has a comorbid diagnosis of depression? Each condition is difficult enough to manage independently. The two together? They are a devastating combination and can feed off each other. Here's how they often interact — and how you can cope.  1) Both are isolating When you have chronic pain, your energy...
What Is Spiritual Wellness and Why Is It Important?
Do you practice a faith or religion on a routine basis? Have you explored your inner thoughts and feelings to seek a better understanding of who you are as a person? Do you spend time practicing mindfulness to clear your head? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re well on your way to achieving optimal spiritual wellness....
Vegetarian Pregnancy - 6 Nutrients You Could Be Lacking
Nutrition plays an essential role in fetal growth and development. I hope to encourage pregnant women that they can eat well on a variety of diets while pregnant and in this article I will focus on vegetarianism. Many women choose vegetarianism for environmental, humane, or health reasons. Vegetarian diets are able to meet 100% of recommended daily intakes for macronutrients...
Here's How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps You Overcome Addiction
Sometimes it's hard to understand how people become addicted to drugs. In fact, we automatically associated these people as “addicts” who lack willpower. Addiction is considered a chronic relapsing disease caused by changes in the brain’s neurocircuitry. Similar to other chronic illnesses, addiction is a highly treatable and curable disease, especially when combining addiction treatment medication with behavioral therapies. In...
The Best Cold Medicines For Each Symptom
One of the most common reasons that patients come to see me for is an upper respiratory infection. These infections are often viral, at least to start out. Patients will go to the doctor for a quicker end to their symptoms. Also, they often wonder if their infection is bacterial and needs antibiotics. This can only be evaluated in...
5 Types of Arthritis and How To Manage Each One
“It’s my arthritis. It makes me hurt all over!” Remember hearing your grandparents, or someone of that generation complains about arthritis aches? They may have said, “this is what happens when you get older,” or “getting old is not for sissies!” Most people are unaware that there are several different types of arthritis. Each type of arthritis has different symptoms and...