Fitness Standards for Adults: Here’s What They’re Good For

President John F. Kennedy once said, “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” Since July 16, 1955, the American government has shown at least a political interest in the health of Americans. Under President Eisenhower, the President’s […]

Did You Know…

   About 7 percent of pregnant women develop abnormalities in their insulin production and blood glucose levels and are considered to have “gestational diabetes.” Diabetes in Pregnant Women    The condition I am talking about today can usually be managed through meal planning and physical activity, and when it is well controlled, the baby will […]

Stress and the Mind-Body Connection

For many years, the medical profession considered the mind and body to be separate spheres with little effect on each other. However, researchers have begun to take much greater notice of the connection between the two in recent decades. Not only is it obvious that bad physical health will affect your mental well-being, but it […]

Can Grape-Seed Extract Really Help Reduce Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure?

Grapes have been used for centuries for a variety of health purposes, and the recent interest in grape-seed extract has spurred scientific research into a range of possible medical uses for this product.  Some of the most promising investigations have been focused on the idea that grape-seed extract may be able to reduce cholesterol and […]

Can Laser Therapy Help My Allergies?

In 1967, a Hungarian scientist using lasers to treat skin cancer in mice noticed that the hair on those mice (which had been shaved as part of the experiment) grew back faster than normal.  This observation triggered research into the effects and possible health benefits of applying low levels of laser light to the human […]

Medical Study PROVES: “Nerve Pressure LEADS To DISEASED ORGANS

This is something I think you’ll want to read.      If you have any children, grandchildren, or even just friends, you need to read this handout. I’m not sure I’ve told you this or not, but it’s important enough that it bears repeating.   This is a factual study that explains in simple terms […]

Can Vitamin C Really Help Your Immune System?

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is the most commonly used supplement of all the recommended daily vitamins, and it’s no wonder.  In the 1970s Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling promoted the idea that mega-doses of vitamin C could be used for a number of health benefits, including prevention of the common cold.  This possibility naturally had […]

Want Your Kids to Eat Well? Teach Them to Cook!

While chatting with patients recently about their families’ meal schedules and eating habits, I noticed a disturbing pattern that’s worth writing about.  It has to do with kids and the way we’re teaching them to approach food.  Whether we call it “grab-and-go” or “fast food at home”, there are clear signs that our children are […]

Smoking Linked to Chronic Pain in Women

If you need yet another good reason to quit smoking for good, here it is.  A study conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky has found that women who smoke may be at greater risk of suffering from chronic pain than those who do not. Researchers surveyed over 6000 women (18 years of age […]

Fighting Back Against Insomnia

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night?  Or do you find yourself wide awake at three in the morning staring up at the ceiling and wondering if you’ll fall back to sleep at all before your alarm goes off?  If you answered “yes”, you are not alone. Research has shown that up to 50 […]