Hypertension is a powerful risk factor for stroke and heart attack, especially in women. Many women are diagnosed with hypertension in their mid-50s, especially if they have a family history. Many of my patients ask me how they might avoid taking prescription drugs for their blood pressure—and many can do
What is diverticulitis? Definition-wise, it’s a condition that’s best explained by describing how it starts—and what it starts as. According to The Diverticulitis Foundation of America, half of Americans older than age 60 have diverticulosis, a condition where small pouches (about the size of large peas) called diverticula bulge outward
Study after study has provided evidence of the importance of vitamins in ensuring mental acuity, especially in older adults who may be affected by physiological changes that impair the body’s ability to metabolize these nutrients. A deficiency of certain key vitamins has been linked to cognitive decline in older people,
Conventional cholesterol tests don’t measure this high risk cholesterol particle, and that testing is absolutely critical if you have early heart disease. Learn how to measure (and lower) your own cholesterol numbers at home.
Sarcopenia strikes up to one-third of people over 50. Here’s how to prevent and treat it.
Some fish oil foes would like you to believe fish oil dangers outweigh its benefits. Is fish oil bad for you? Find out what the dispute is about and what you should really believe by examining the research.
Q. A friend thinks focusing on diet is enough to lose weight, but I say you need to combine diet and exercise—which of us is right?
A. Portion-control can help you lose weight by reducing your calorie intake, and exercise does so by helping you burn off calories. But both approaches
Q: Is raw milk cheese good for you?
A: Europeans have been eating raw milk cheeses for centuries without much concern about contracting a foodborne illness. Raw milk contains many pathogens, magnified in some cases by poor treatment of the animal and poor sanitation. Pathogens found in raw milk such as
The drug companies don’t want you to know about this nutrient! CoQ10 benefits include treatment for a variety of conditions: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, and more. Plus, CoQ10 benefits healthy individuals who are looking to boost their exercise performance. Can CoQ10 benefit you?
Statin drugs do effectively reduce cholesterol levels, but they also have a nasty reputation for debilitating side effects. Supplementing with Coenzyme Q-10 is a must for those whose doctor insists they stay on a statin medication…