In TIME magazine a couple weeks ago, there was an article bemoaning the fact that the “whole wheat” or “whole grains” bread that is being sold today may not be so wholesome as they would have you believe.  Maybe we’re being duped, it says.  It has to do with labelling laws and such.  They can… Read More

I haven’t written much lately about testosterone pellets, but I was recently reminded by a  FEMALE  patient and friend of mine how powerful these little bad boys are.  She absolutely loves her pellets and so do a lot of my other patients, and for good reason.   Testosterone pellets have many potential benefits for both… Read More

Recently, a colleague of mine reported that a relative of his, who was previously in very good health had suddenly come down with a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis.  He asked a group of us to pray for this person, which we did.  But even while we prayed, my mind whirled as I immediately began… Read More

The second movie I want to recommend is one that awakens us to how badly messed up our American healthcare system is and suggests how we as individuals can take action steps to become part of the solution instead of part of the problem.    Here’s the blurb about “Escape Fire”: ““ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to… Read More

Need a little motivational boost to adopting a healthier lifestyle?  Well, we know that in general, movies can inspire us.  Rocky, Braveheart, Gladiatior, Top Gun, to mention a few of my favorites.   Well, here are a couple new favorites of mine:   Forks Over Knives and Escape Fire. The first one, “Forks Over Knives” presents a… Read More

One of the biggest costs of medical care are the cost of drugs.  Fortunately, for many of us, insurance will pay for much of our drug costs, especially if the drug is a generic .  But sometimes, for various reasons, we have to pay out of pocket for drugs.  So then the question is, how… Read More

If you are a woman between the ages of 14-35, the chances are you have heard of PCOS or know someone diagnosed with PCOS. According to statistics, 1 in 10 women of reproductive age has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). It is the most common endocrine problem among young women and the most common cause of… Read More

A common way of dealing with depression or anxiety is to use a medication such as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Prozac or Lexapro or Zoloft on an everyday basis.  And a popular Rx choice for immediate effect is Xanax or Klonopin.   But research shows that using such drugs on a regular basis… Read More

When we go to the doctor for a regular check-up, most of the time, we’re asked if we have a family history of heart disease. We also are usually somewhat concerned if parents or siblings have had a stroke or heart attack at an early age. That’s because it’s pretty well-known that genetics has something… Read More

Most people probably know that it’s possible to take “pictures” of the arteries in your neck to see if you have clogged arteries by doing an ultrasound.   This test is done if the exam of your neck artery is abnormal or if someone has had a stroke from a blood clot or has had a… Read More