7 Steps to better sleep

It’s an interesting phenomenon that two of the most common complaints that people report to their doctors are excessive sleepiness and too little sleep! One can fuel the other and cause a vicious poor sleep cycle. Now, we all occasionally have a night where we’re staring at the ceiling, but usually, by the next night we have an opportunity to […]

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 […]

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 […]