Drug Holidays – what are they and when to consider

A drug holiday is a conscious decision to stop a medication.  The reasons to do so usually revolve around “seeing if I still need it” and side effects. I was interviewed by Sara Klein in Prevention Magazine on this topic. Click here for the story! http://www.prevention.com/health/drug-holiday-facts The path to wellness begins with a proper diagnosis

Tell Me What You Want

I am asking readers to tell me what you want.  Not in general, but at a health or wellness talk.  A few weeks ago I was asked to speak at a wellness seminar given at a company for its employees about heart health.  The talk was well received, and we had a good discussion after […]

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Of all the illnesses I treat, conditions I diagnose and problems I am presented with, one of the most difficult is addiction. Addiction can be to many things – alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, smoking, food, exercise, gambling and other behaviors. Addiction affects not only the person involved, but their entire network of friends and […]

Testosterone Therapy – MANopause or Marketing?

Fatigue, weight gain, decreased sex drive and depression are very common complaints, especially as men age.  There are many diagnoses associated with such symptoms – obesity, diabetes and hypothyroidism are some examples.  They can also be associated with hypogonadism – which in men – is low testosterone or LowT. What is Testosterone? Testosterone is a […]

Thyroid Disease – a little gland – big effects

January was Thyroid Disease Awareness month and thyroid disorders are very common.  Unfortunately, it’s usually not the answer to the 10 pounds you are trying to lose. What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a gland located in the neck near the “Adam’s Apple”.  It’s job is to produce Thyroid Hormone (T4, T3) – which […]

Exercise – The Power to Heal Yourself

  New Year’s is a time of resolution, renewal and rejuvenation.  People resolve to stop smoking, lose weight and exercise.  More gym memberships are sold in January than any other time of the year, and many go unused.  We all have this sense that we should exercise more – but have you ever wondered why […]

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