Is this better than statins for cholesterol?

  As you can probably surmise, I’m constantly reviewing studies and news in the health world to keep up on the latest developments and learn news ways to help people. Sometimes I get blown away by a study or an article and I can’t wait to pass that great information on to you! Well, this […]

Should you use protein powder?

One of the most common questions I get is “Do you think protein powders are helpful?” My answer is, “Sometimes.” Here’s why I say that—let’s take a crash course on protein powders. What’s in that scoop? Protein is a macronutrient found in foods such as meats, dairy products, eggs, nuts and beans. Proteins are made […]

What Michael Phelps and I have in common…

While I can assure you that I enjoy swimming laps in my back yard pool, gold medal-winning swimming abilities are not what I have in common with Mr. Phelps. It’s cupping! Yes, Michael Phelps created quite the stir at the Rio Olympics with the circular purple spots on his back from “cupping”—a healing therapy that […]

Rates of this “silent” disease are increasing…

If you are an adult living in America chances are good you are or soon will be hosting a sneaky, silent disease that lies dormant, but can eventually rear its ugly head and leave you flat on your back (or on the operating table). I’m talking about diverticulitis. Here’s what you need to know about […]

What you don’t know about flu shots

You can tell that fall is around the corner because all of the local pharmacies have signs that greet you saying, “Get your flu shot.” But are flu shots all they’re cracked up to be?  And are they safe? Here is what you probably don’t know, but MUST know, about the flu and flu shots. […]

Shocking facts about prescription drug use…

As I walked by the pharmacy counter in my local Wegmans yesterday I observed that the line to pick up prescriptions was longer than any of the food check-out lines. That should tell you something. While medications are necessary at times, when it gets to the point where the majority of us are medicated every […]

8 Common Causes of Poor Digestion

According to Johns Hopkins Health, about 70 million people in the US suffer from some type of digestive problem. That’s about one out of every five of us! Digestive medications continue to be among the top-selling prescription drugs too.  Nexium sales were a whopping $3.7 billion in 2014. So why are we so gassy, blocked […]