Archive for the ‘Current Health News’ Category


Protect Your Lungs From Smoke

Sep 13, 2020

Over 16,000 firefighters continue working to contain 28 major wildfires across California. Wildfire smoke is a mixture of particulate matter and smoke. Particulate matter is the most harmful air pollution. Daily inhalation exposure can cause eye and respiratory tract irritation, reduced lung function, pulmonary inflammation, bronchitis, exacerbation of asthma, and other lung and cardiovascular diseases. […] Read More »

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Benefits of Watermelon

Sep 3, 2020

Cool down and give your kidneys the support they need this summer. Eat watermelon! It is high in antioxidant lycopene and amino acid citrulline. Both are excellent for cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure. Watermelon is a natural diuretic, helping to increase the flow of urine, but does not strain the kidneys (unlike alcohol and […] Read More »

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Coronavirus: Immunity Diet

Aug 20, 2020

COVID-19 is a tenacious virus. In California, we currently have over 640,000 cases of coronavirus with over 11,000 deaths. Since early March, we have been sheltering in place, social distancing and wearing masks. Yet the numbers of infected are staying high. I’m sure we are all thinking: how can I keep myself healthy until we […] Read More »

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Part 2: To Ice or Not To Ice?

Aug 5, 2020

If you’ve ever twisted an ankle or strained your back, you probably iced it right away because doctors and physical therapists almost always recommend the RICE approach –  Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Allopathic medicine says that ice halts the inflammation process associated with an acute injury and reduces the pain. But is correct and the […] Read More »

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Part 1: To Ice or Not To Ice

Jul 21, 2020

Summer is here and on hot days, we reach for ice water, ice tea/coffee, ice cream and smoothies with lots of ice to cool us down, right? Wrong! What we put into our bodies is important, but what form it takes when it enters the body is equally critical. Water is a great example, because […] Read More »

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Summer Health Starts With Water

Jul 9, 2020

Between 75 and 90 percent of the human body is made up of water. To stay healthy your skin needs moisture. Not drinking enough can lead to dry, thinning skin and even wrinkles. Water helps flush toxins, so moderate dehydration can also lead to constipation. When the body is unable to eliminate waste through its normal channel […] Read More »

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Office is Open!

Jun 15, 2020

Dear Patient Community, I hope you, your family and friends are staying safe and healthy. This has been a very challenging few months, but we together, we are weathering the difficulties. My office is now open! I am very much looking forward to seeing you all in person again. I have missed you! I have put […] Read More »

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Food Temperature Matters

Jun 2, 2020

How does the temperature of food affect your health? Warmer weather is here, and as the seasons change, the temperature changes from cold winter (yin) temperatures to warmer spring/summer (yang) temperatures. For some people, their intake of cold-temperature food and drinks increases as the weather gets warmer. However, few modern Western cultures are aware that cold […] Read More »

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Achoo! Allergies

May 22, 2020

If it feels like your runny nose and itchy, red eyes are getting worse each year because of seasonal allergies, you’re not imagining things! Spring and summer are when trees and flowers are in their highest bloom. The pollen count rises, triggering sneezing and coughing in allergy sufferers. The higher the pollen swirling around in the […] Read More »

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Welcoming Changes

May 8, 2020

There’s nothing quite like springtime to remind you how beautiful change can be. I certainly welcome the buds appearing on the branches of trees throughout San Francisco, and the sunshine warming up the chilly morning air. Whenever the seasons change, it reminds me to take note of what other changes are happening in the rest […] Read More »

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