• Curcumin Benefits Include Fighting Cancer, Inflammation & Obesity

    Nearly every day, a patient or two asks me which supplements I consider most important. The answer really depends on the individual’s overall health and lifestyle, things such as diet, exercise, medications, sleep habits, and similar considerations. But as a | Read More »

  • Healthy Ways to Detox Your Kitchen

    An earlier article I wrote on safe house cleaning garnered such a huge response from readers that it inspired me to write about how to clean and detox your kitchen, specifically. Now a new report, entitled “Breast Cancer and the | Read More »

  • Body-Cleansing Juice

    Relieve your body’s toxic load with this juice made from celery, kale, spinach and parsley.

  • Healthy Tacos with Ground Beef, Turkey, and Veggies

    Serves 6 (4 tacos per serving) Here’s a meal you can feel good about serving. It’s loaded with lean protein, healthy veggies, and lots of flavor. Once you taste it, you’ll know why it’s a favorite at my house. Instead | Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Get the Foods You Need (Even if You Hate Them!)

    As a life-long vegetable lover, I’m always a bit mystified when a patient says, “I hate vegetables.” First of all, hate is such a strong word that it hardly seems applicable to a humble vegetable. But apparently, some people feel | Read More »

  • Fried Brown Rice with Pineapple and Vegetables

    Serves 6 Tasty on its own for a light supper, this dish is equally at home as a side dish for roast chicken or fish. Feel free to experiment with different favorite vegetables to create your own variations. Ingredients 2¼ | Read More »

  • Vegetable Stew with Lentils and Beans

    Serves 6 to 8 One of the best ways to fight inflammation is with nutritious vegetable- and bean-rich fare. This delicious stew is perfect for a warming winter meal. And hold on to those leftovers! The flavor of the stew | Read More »

  • Easy Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

    If you’re like many of my patients, you’re concerned about your memory. It’s easy to understand why. Our memories are an essential part of who we are. Plus, it’s awfully frustrating – not to mention embarrassing – when memory fails | Read More »

  • Medical Emergency Preparedness 101

    During the past few years, we’ve seen how circumstances beyond anyone’s control can change everything in the blink of an eye. Just ask residents of New York or New Jersey, for example, many of whom are still reeling from the | Read More »

  • Tomato-Cucumber Salad

    What better way to brighten a gray winter day than with a delicious tomato-cucumber salad? This one is nutritious, filling, and so easy, you’ll want to make it again and again. I recommend organic veggies whenever possible. Since refrigerated tomatoes | Read More »

  • Roasted Bananas with Maple Syrup–Walnut Glaze

    This snack is delicious any time of day, but it’s especially good in the evening. Bananas, walnuts, and yogurt contain tryptophan and melatonin, two natural sleep aids. Save any leftovers (excluding the yogurt), and reheat them the following evening. Serves | Read More »

  • Eat These Foods for Better Sleep

    If you use insomnia medication, I hope you know about last week’s announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Manufacturers of prescription sleep aids that contain a sedative called zolpidem are required to reduce the currently recommended doses. (Zolpidem | Read More »

  • Fish Cakes

    Great for lunch or a light dinner, these fish cakes are easy to make and much healthier than the frozen, breaded fish sticks or patties you’ll find in stores. If you like fast-food fish sandwiches, you’ll find these cakes are | Read More »

  • Take the Mystery Out of Glucose Management

    During the holidays, I spent some time thinking about ways my patients could simplify the process of improving their health. As you know by now, contributing factors to good health include: A whole foods, mostly plant-based diet Regular, moderate exercise | Read More »

  • Tropical Chicken Salad

    During the middle of winter, anything tropical is most welcome, and this nutritious chicken salad is no exception. It’s loaded with inflammation fighters like vitamin C, good fats, enzymes, and low-fat protein — all of which can help ease back | Read More »

  • 7 Strategies to Relieve Back Pain

    Few things can put a crimp in your day the way back pain can. It’s one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, and statistics show close to 80 percent of Americans suffer from back pain at | Read More »

  • Very Easy Baked Beans

    Beans are an excellent source of the trace mineral zinc, known for its ability to help build muscle and rev up testosterone production. Some beans, such as those used in this flavorful recipe, contain as much zinc as red meat | Read More »

  • Test Your Testosterone Knowledge

    Maybe you’ve seen the television ads explaining that “low T,” or low testosterone levels, can be a health risk. Although the ads are by a pharmaceutical giant selling a prescription product, low testosterone is not a fake health concern created | Read More »

  • 10 Tips for Healthy Skin All Winter

    If cold weather and artificial heat leave you with dry, cracked skin, here’s some good news. You can fix that problem and improve your overall health by following a few simple guidelines. We tend to think of skin — the | Read More »

  • Recognize These Heart Attack Warning Signs

    With the holidays at hand, many people are focusing on the joys of the season. But as I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the pressures of shopping and party-going need to be balanced with plenty of self-care and stress relief. | Read More »