Thanksgiving Health Tips

Thanksgiving is upon us and now is the perfect time to reflect on the good things in our lives. I want you all to know that I count my patients and readers among my many blessings, and I’m grateful for

Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis Treatment: What Works/What Doesn’t

Arthritis can be a real pain in the neck—or any other area affected by degeneration of the cartilage that cushions the joints and vertebral discs. In fact, it’s our number-one cause of pain and disability, affecting some 52 million American

Tips to Relieve Stress and Alleviate Anxiety

Whether or not we want to admit it, our country is stressed out. With constant, up-to-date internet access and news coverage of all the natural disasters, acts of terrorism, school shootings, and general pessimism, we virtually live every conflict and

Cures for Common Stomach Problems

Stomach problems such as indigestion and heartburn make life miserable for millions of Americans. Although some of the remedies for these and other stomach problems that crowd drugstore shelves provide short-term relief, they do not address the underlying causes of

Do You Really Need Antibiotics?

Cold and flu season is here and people are looking for ways to alleviate symptoms and get well faster. Many of them are asking their docs for antibiotics—despite the fact that only one in 10 sore throats is caused by

Immune System

Simple Steps to Boost Your Immune System

A healthy immune system is essential for optimal health. Your immune system protects you from foreign invaders that you are constantly exposed to, such as bacteria, viruses, and other toxins. Unfortunately, most of us take our immune system for granted