Category: Health & Wellness

Ask This Doc: Q & A

Have you been wondering about anything?

Perhaps you have read something health-related on the internet but are not sure of its accuracy and would like the opinion of an impartial doctor…

Perhaps you just have a general question about how to improve your health…

I have noticed that many people have unanswered questions when it comes to health-related issues. Therefore, if you think I can help, I encourage you to ask them (of course this is not to replace your personal doctor’s advice, but just to offer you another source of information)…

10 Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

Weight Loss Tips

Are you wanting to lose a couple of pounds? Do you ever feel disenchanted by the fad diets, ‘magic foods,’ and weight loss tricks out there and wonder if there is actually any proof behind them other than just anecdotal or celebrity claims?

You’re not alone.

Therefore, the purpose of this post is to 1) present to you some tips that you can easily incorporate into your life that will enhance your weight loss efforts and 2) show you the actual evidence behind them by directing you to some unbiased, peer-reviewed studies…

Got a Headache? Be Sure To Try This.

Headache Remedies

Do you ever get headaches? Do you sometimes hesitate to pop a pill or find yourself without pain medications? I do. Therefore, I would like to share with you an easy technique that I find personally helpful for head and neck discomfort that you too can do anytime, anywhere.
Pressure points and how they work

Many headaches–especially those brought on by stress, fatigue, or anxiety–are caused by tightness in the neck and facial muscles that in turn diminish local blood circulation. One way to improve this circulation is to stimulate the nerves that regulate it by applying pressure to certain areas called pressure points. Stimulation of these points helps relax tense muscles and improve blood flow, and for many people, can bring immediate relief…

Water: How Much Is Really Enough?

Water

So how much water DO you need? Is “8 glasses a day” really true? What if you just don’t like water? Today, I will address the most commonly asked questions about fluid intake and give you essential tips on how much to drink, what to choose, and when…

Pain Medications: Choosing the Right One for You

Pain Medications

Advil. Aleve. Tylenol. Aspirin. Four widely used over-the-counter medications. How do you know if you are taking the right one?

The purpose of this post is to familiarize you with the major pros and cons of these medications as well as to help you differentiate who should and should not take them. Even if you already have a “go-to” medication, make sure you know these essentials…

5 Things Doctors Wish You Knew (that will empower you)

Patient Empowerment

Have you ever left a doctor’s office somewhat disappointed with your visit? Maybe you just spoke to a physician, but instead of having all your concerns addressed, you find yourself with even more questions? Do you ever wonder what doctors secretly wished patients would do that would make caring for you a smoother process?

My purpose in writing this post is to do two things: to provide practical tips that you can use today that will 1) help prepare you for encounters you might have with the health care system in the future…whether it’s a routine doctor’s visit or an unexpected trip to the ER, and 2) help you make the most out of your interactions with your physicians…

4 Techniques for Instant De-Stressing

Relaxation

Do you ever feel suddenly overwhelmed by things you need to do, or get that anxious feeling where you just can’t focus on anything?

You’re not alone.

Therefore, the purpose of this article is to teach you four scientifically proven, easy-to-do techniques that you can do anywhere that will help you relax and focus better…

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