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Prebiotics and probiotics are getting a lot of attention from nutrition and medical communities! Why? Many research studies are showing a wide variety of health benefits from these food components. In this article, I will review exactly what you need to know about prebiotics and probiotics. This includes ways both food components can benefit you as well as how...
What Is Occupational Wellness and Why Is It Important?
According to the World Health Association (WHO), most people spend 1/3 of their adult life at work. Assuming another 1/3 of their adult life is spent sleeping (if they're getting enough sleep), this is really a lot of time! Therefore, understanding what occupational wellness is, why it's important, and how you can improve it is vital to your workplace happiness. RELATED:...
How Effective Is Birth Control? Know Your Contraceptive Options!
How much do you really know about your birth control options? Which forms are the most effective? You go to the doctor and we tell you “use condoms every time you have sex!” Then we provide you with the small, yet highly relevant disclaimer, “but they’re not a guarantee against pregnancy so you should use another form of birth control." If condoms...
Crushed red chili peppers contain phytochemicals.
Phytochemicals (also known as phytonutrients) are compounds in plant foods that provide a wide range of important health benefits. The media has nicknamed many of these foods as “super foods” because of these benefits. However, be careful because this term may be overused for marketing. In the video below, Amanda Haney talks about the many health benefits of phytochemicals. https://youtu.be/pIOdaczgDVI If you don’t like...
Heat Illness - Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Prevention
As a physician, I prepare for everything and do my best to prevent the worst from happening. Unfortunately, heat illness can occur from temperature and humidity. The spectrum of the two creates a dangerous atmosphere for anyone spending time outdoors. In this article, I'll review what you need to know about heat illness, including signs, symptoms, risk factors, and...
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...
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...
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,...
Recurrent UTIs in Women - Here's What You Need to Know
If you've had a urinary tract infection (UTI) before, you know they're annoying! You have to start running to the bathroom more, it hurts to pee, and somehow you have to get antibiotics. In the video below, Dr. James Farrell discusses everything you need to know about UTIs. https://youtu.be/jwD7bJrYH6U If you don’t like the video or want more information, continue reading. What is...
Simple Meal Prep Solutions For the Busy Professional
Have you ever gotten so hungry while working that you ended up eating something that you wouldn’t have eaten otherwise? I can relate. Work gets busy and lunch gets pushed back. If you are working in an office, there is likely a snack machine in close proximity - silently but boldly demanding your money. Before you know it, you’ve...