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Suffering from seasonal allergies is no fun. These articles are full of resources to help you deal with the inevitable itchy eyes and sneezing that accompany every spring.

What is quercetin?

Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid found in citrus fruits, apples, onions, parsley, sage, tea, and red wine. Like many antioxidants, quercetin can help slow the effects of aging by defeating the free radicals that damage your cells and your DNA. What are the health benefits of quercetin supplements? Quercetin also acts as a natural anti-inflammatory […]

Aflatoxins threaten your liver

Normally, liver cancer occurs in hepatitis patients, or individuals with cirrhosis of the liver. But the disease has been on the rise for decades, now striking 1 in every 81 American men and 1 in every 196 women. Worldwide, though, the statistics are even worse. In sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, liver cancer—and its cousin, […]

Wheat Problems: Celiac, Gluten Sensitivity, and Roundup

man standing in a wheat field
I’m sure you’ve noticed a growing number of products in the supermarket advertised as “gluten free.” Maybe you think the whole “gluten is bad” issue is silly for anyone who doesn’t have celiac disease. People have been eating wheat for centuries. How could gluten—a protein that’s always been part of wheat—suddenly be bad for us? […]

Wheat Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity Can Damage Your Health

Twenty years ago, the phrase “gluten free” was barely a blip on our dietary radar. Now, the phrase is uttered so much that it’s created some confusion about all things gluten related. Perhaps you’ve thought that if you don’t have celiac disease, all this gluten-free talk is malarkey. Before getting into the details, I want […]

Control Your Nose: Nature’s 9 Best Cold & Allergy Stoppers

a woman, in a park, attacked by tree pollen
Every year about this time it begins. Patient after patient visits my practice, complaining of a runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. “I seem to have picked up a cold bug somewhere,” a patient I’ll call Paula told me recently. “But now I can’t get rid of it and thought you might have some suggestions.” As […]

Health Risks: 5 Things You Need to Know

Woman on Scale at Doctor's Office
Here it is, my refresher course on healthy living. All you need to do is read the guidelines below, and act on the ones that are appropriate for you. Doing so will help you thrive – rather than just survive – through the stress and challenges ahead. These topics are so important, I’ve grouped them […]

What is Gluten Sensitivity & Why Does it Happen?

Bread Slices Wrapped in Caution Tape
One of the most common statements I hear from new patients goes something like this: “I don’t feel good, but my doctor says there’s nothing wrong with me.” Generally, in these cases, a patient tells their doctor that he or she just isn’t feeling well. Specific symptoms might include digestive disorders, low energy, weight gain, […]

Weird Home Remedies That Actually Work

During my more than 20 years as a practicing physician, I’ve collected many wonderful suggestions for home remedies from patients, other doctors, and friends. Today, I’d like to share several of them with you. Some of these remedies are simple, inexpensive fixes for things like the common cold that conventional medicine often cannot solve. Others […]

End Seasonal Allergies

pollen that causes seasonal allergies
Millions of Americans suffer through seasonal allergies, which oftentimes have symptoms similar to those of the common cold—watery or itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue that drag on for weeks or months. Although the symptoms of colds and allergies are similar, the causes are distinctly different. Colds occur when we come in contact with […]

Ways to Stay Allergy-Free this Season

Woman suffering from allergies
One of the best things about being a doctor is being able to help people after hours, not just at the center. A couple months ago, an opportunity to do that came up during one of my speaking engagements. I was at a local health food store, giving a talk on the benefits of organic […]

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