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Sep 12 2014 | 1:02 pm - Medical studies from 1999 and 2009 demonstrated that people with high blood pressure who consumed three or more cups of hibiscus tea per day had significant reductions in their blood pressure. On average, a 10 percent reduction in blood pressure was...
Aug 25 2014 | 12:11 pm - The debate over the health effects of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) have been going on for decades. On one side you have the food manufacturers who state that HFCS is “… metabolized at about the same rate (as other sugars) and are...
Aug 04 2014 | 10:21 am - A recent article in the Southern Medical Journal indicates that the incidence of vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency in this country is significantly higher than previously thought. This is of serious concern because low levels of vitamin D seem...
Jul 11 2014 | 2:42 pm - One of the most common diseases in older men is an enlarged prostate. It is rare in men under 40; however, by 60 almost 50 percent of men will have an enlarged prostate. That figure jumps to 80 percent in men over 80 years. The use of dietary...
Jun 01 2014 | 7:51 am - For over 25 years, there has been a competition between traditional and nontraditional medicine — which one is better, which was safer and which one is healthier. From my perspective I don't really see a competition between traditional and...
Mar 28 2014 | 10:00 pm - Alzheimer’s disease is possibly the most serious medical condition facing our country today. It is one of the leading causes of death and we have no effective medications. Therefore, it seems that prevention would be the best approach to take...
Mar 08 2014 | 11:57 am - There are many dietary supplements that claim either directly or indirectly to be able to increase metabolism or reduce weight. Over the past month several of my patients have asked about a trendy, new dietary supplement advertised as an appetite...
Feb 16 2014 | 1:59 pm - You will often read that lifestyle changes are important for your health. However, in the traditional medical arena, lifestyle changes seem to take a back seat to medications. In a recent medical study, for most medical conditions regular exercise...
Jan 27 2014 | 6:44 am - High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions worldwide. It is a risk factor for heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Research over the past 20 years suggests that high blood pressure may be, in part, responsive to the...
Jan 06 2014 | 6:09 am - There is an old saying “fight fire with fire.” In medical terms, this means that you treat an illness with something similar to what caused the illness in the first place. There is probably nothing more appropriate for this phrase than...