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1. Incorporate Calcium Rich Super foods Although dairy foods are a rich source of calcium, milk, yogurt and cheese are only part of the solution of incorporating calcium-rich foods in ones diet.   Think beyond dairy.  Knowing that an 8 ounce glass of milk contains  300 mg calcium, use the following references to compare additional dietary…

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Walnuts as Super Nuts for Memory  The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reported a significant positive relationship between walnut consumption and cognitive function in adults of all ages, gender and ethnicity.  These findings are similar to those published in earlier studies. In this survey, adults between 20-59 years old who reported walnut consumption…

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Hepatitis C has been in the headlines recently. This is a chronic illness that affects 3-4 million people in the US and one of the main diagnoses leading to liver transplantation. In the past year, new medications have been approved to treat this disease, making testing more attractive as patients now have treatment options. Hepatitis…

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Winter is upon us and along with holiday cheer comes the beautiful yet hazardous snow and ice. Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease, characterized by a decrease in bone density, which can lead to fracture. Bone is living tissue. Existing bone is constantly being replaced by new bone. Osteoporosis (OP) occurs when…

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As we enter a new year with new intentions and motivation, it’s a great time to review and assess our fitness routines. We always want to get the greatest benefit for our time and effort, right? Here are some points to consider! Generally speaking a well-balanced fitness routine includes: aerobic (cardio), muscular strength (muscle building,…

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I’m often asked what I think about Dr. Oz’s advice. The Dr Oz Show has almost 3 million viewers per day, which makes him an influential source of medical information. He dresses in surgical scrubs, takes advantage of his standing as a physician, and excitedly reports about ‘miracles’ for weight loss and advocates for ‘anti-aging’…

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