Family and Friends

The holiday season can be stressful, especially for those that are not close with family or don’t have a network of friends. The number of positive relationships you have correlates to better health.  Some reasons close social ties can improve health are: Family and friends encourage each other to adopt healthier habits, such as regular exercise,…

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Fish Oil

As my patients know, I am a big fish oil pusher.  Fish oil is a great source of omega-3 fatty acid, which we need for optimum health.  Most Americans are eating too many omega-6 fatty acids (vegetable oils), and not enough omega-3 fatty acids (oily fish, walnuts and freshly ground flaxseed).  This imbalance can lead…

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Echinacea to fight the common cold

My family got together this weekend and one of my sisters had a cold, which reminded me that the cooler weather and cold and flu season is upon us.  It is time to stock up on echinacea. Echinacea has antibiotic and antiviral properties it a great treatment for colds and flu, sore throat, and other simple infections. …

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