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 […]

How to NOT gain weight on vacation

Before I get into today’s blog I am pleased to announce that I am working on my next book, “Want to lose weight? Stop dieting!”  I will pass along more details as the time gets closer to publication. And speaking of weight that is the subject of today’s email! How to NOT gain weight on […]

How to have a great smile… Plus 5 fun tooth facts!

You may recall there was a commercial in the 1970s for Ultra Brite toothpaste featuring the beautiful late actress Farrah Fawcett flashing her pearly whites at the camera. Of course, the makers of Ultra Brite wanted you to buy their toothpaste, thinking you’d have a gorgeous smile like Farrah. But there’s a lot more to […]

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 […]

The studies are proving it – Statins are useless!

All I can say is, it’s about time! I’ve been long beating the drum about the fact that the benefits of statin treatment have been grossly exaggerated, while the harmful side effects have been severely downplayed and brushed under the rug. Well, now the studies are finally starting to prove it. A group of international […]