Healthy Aging Articles

Obesity is an epidemic and at the root cause of many chronic illnesses. Even being overweight can set you on a path of disease that can kill you. Fat causes inflammation, which leads to everything from Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, joint degeneration and pain, stroke, and so much m... Read More
It was generally accepted that the earth was flat until someone came along and challenged that concept. He was ridiculed and met with many obstacles even though he had compelling proof. It takes a quorum to embrace a paradigm shift. Someone has to stick his or her neck out and stand steadfast in cha... Read More
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  Yet another study was published stating that hormone replacement therapy with estrogen had no effect on memory of women who started it soon after menopause.  I discussed this in one of my blogs and the literature showed that the type of hormone used and the timing had a ... Read More
Our health care has become compartmentalized and there is a specialist for every body part. The body of knowledge for each organ system is so great that it takes dedication to one specific part to develop expertise. This works to some degree, I would surely go to an orthopedist for a broken bone, a ... Read More
The Right Whey Many people want to add protein to their diets without a lot of fat and calories. High protein diets have been shown in medical nutrition studies to enhance weight loss and lower inflammation and cholesterol. This makes protein shakes a quick, easy meal or snack without the added sug... Read More
So many women complain that they start to gain weight years before and after going through menopause. They tell me they eat right, exercise and do all of the right things and just can’t seem to keep the weight off. They want answers and help. Menopause is associated with a decrease in the resti... Read More
I have spent over 20 years in Fortune 100 companies caring for executives. Many go for the same Executive Health Physical year after year and come back with the same information. They get the same package of diagnostic tests or procedures that can give some assurance that they don’t have cancer ... Read More
Any functional medicine menopause doctor knows that just giving hormones to women experiencing symptoms may not be enough. What you eat, drink, think, how much you sleep and exercise and your environmental exposures can all affect your hormones. When under stress, cortisol is produced at the expens... Read More
Do you often slack off on the healthy habits you commit to? It’s easy to say that you are doing better than someone else or you are not doing so badly. What if you had a more definitive answer to what your risks are? Medicine has evolved a great deal. Risk was measured by your personal and famil... Read More