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To Your Health - September 2013


Weight, Activity Statistics Explain America's Weight Problem


Recently, a national online news magazine came out with what may be developing into an annual event. For the third straight year, the magazine asked experts to rate diets. In this case, 19 panelists ranked 29 diets for a number of categories including weight loss. Since every diet has supporters and only one can have the highest ranking, this exercise...Read More



Sit or Stand? Strategies to Improve Workplace Health


It's high time to discuss a somewhat revolutionary trend that is beginning to take hold: the notion that it is better to stand, as opposed to sit, while at work. During the past several centuries, humans have moved from a largely agrarian lifestyle to one in which many people sit throughout the day. In fact, I'm sitting at my computer as I write this....Read More


5 Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack or Stroke


The numbers don't lie. Shocking statistics about how many Americans are dying were released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the latest stats, at least 200,000 Americans die needlessly each year due to heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure, and more than half of these deaths occur in people younger... Read More



NSAID: 'Nuff Said on the Issue of Toxicity


What am I missing? How nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have essentially obtained a free pass, largely escaping the wrath that has come down upon chiropractors for performing cervical adjustments, is beyond what one customarily calls "rational." Against the approximately one death in 3 million manipulations associated in a literature review...Read More


Watch Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure (a.k.a. hypertension) is something that is so common nowadays that I see it on most of my patients' lists of health concerns. Why is this more prevalent these days compared to before? There are multiple factors that I think contribute to this. First, our society is much more stressful these days...between traffic jams, long work days,... Read More

Quitting Smoking is Critical

Smoking is one of those topics that, whether you are a conventional doctor or an integrative physician or an alternative practitioner, we all agree is not good for someone's health. Just how bad can it be? Smoking tobacco can raise concerns for increased risks of cancers, hypertension, heart disease, strokes, blood clots, skin age spots, and early...


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