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Gratitude Boosts Your Health

Gratitude Boosts Your Health

Over the years, I have been fascinated by the physiology of emotion. Everyone has experienced the negative impact of emotion on your own physiology. For example, you might feel a “knot in your...

5 Health Benefits of Coffee

5 Health Benefits of Coffee

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy. Studies show that coffee drinkers have a...

Support Your Adrenals

Support Your Adrenals

Fall is falling, the days are getting shorter. My “baby” is now 17 years old and has started his senior year of high school. Quiet Summer is in my rear view mirror and a busy Fall is now in full...

Self-Care is Not Selfish

Self-Care is Not Selfish

You can’t pour from an empty cup. As we get ready to wind up summer and send our kids back to school, I am here to remind you to take care of yourself as well. Maybe when I say that, you say to...

Sleep helps you lose weight

Sleep helps you lose weight

Why didn’t I become a school teacher? My friend Sue is making wonderful plans for her summer break from her job as a special needs teacher for our public school district. I’m jealous. OK, even...

Vitamin D – the Sunshine Hormone

Vitamin D – the Sunshine Hormone

Vitamin D is misnamed. It’s not a vitamin – it’s actually a hormone. It is literally shaped with the same basic steroid hormone frame that comes from cholesterol. And unless you are a 20-year-old...

“Just OK”? or “Great!”

“Just OK”? or “Great!”

I hope your summer is going not just “OK”, but great! I cringe when a patient tells me their doctor said their lab results were “OK”, or that they are in “the normal range”. Has this happened to...

How Our Bodies Detoxify

How Our Bodies Detoxify

Last week we started answering the question, “Why Organic?” While I am not hard-core about eating organic (at least not yet), I am aware every day in my work the large list of endocrine disruptors...

Don’t Eat Toxins. Go Organic!

Don’t Eat Toxins. Go Organic!

It was a sunny day in Manhattan Beach, California. I was by the ocean, walking my son Anthony when he was about one year old. I was with my friends Vicky, whose daughter was also 1 year old, and...

WebMD Wrong About Resting Metabolism

WebMD Wrong About Resting Metabolism

I recently read an article in the January-February edition of the WebMD magazine entitled “Your Body’s Inner Engine.” The article itself is actually okay, discussing the impact of sleep, protein,...

Sleep And Your Sex Life

Sleep And Your Sex Life

Sometimes doctors make me crazy. A few years back, I got frustrated reading studies that came up with very obvious conclusions. I got annoyed enough to create an anonymous blog called “No Duh,...

Health Benefits Of Sex

Health Benefits Of Sex

In addition to perpetuating the species, sex has quite a few health benefits. Sex protects our health. For both men and women, studies show that sexual activity has a protective effect on our...

Sleep Less, Gain Weight

Sleep Less, Gain Weight

“’Tis the season” - of junk food and running around - and it’s in full swing. I don’t know about you, but I’m already challenged in keeping my usual schedule of activities – work, exercise, family –...

Power Does Not Corrupt…

Power Does Not Corrupt…

Lately all the craziness in the world has been getting me down. I’ve been spiritually struggling a little bit to do my job. As soon as I sit down with a patient, I’m good. I get into my groove and I...