Archive for the ‘Current Health News’ Category


Holidays Are Here!

Nov 12, 2020

The holiday season is here! For many of us, it is a joyful time spent with family and friends. It seems a bit easier during this time of year to take a step off our path of leading a healthy lifestyle. Many things conspire to get us off track and hijack our best intentions to […] Read More »

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A Tough Year: Anxiety

Oct 29, 2020

2020 brought us a whirlwind of overwhelming, negative events and so much stress. It is not surprising that many of us are experiencing anxiety. Anxiety is our body’s natural response to stress. It is a feeling of fear, apprehension about uncertain outcomes and persistent worry about everyday situations. Fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired […] Read More »

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Women’s Health: Urinary Tract Infection

Oct 13, 2020

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are caused by bacteria (usually E. coli) in the urinary tract or bladder. These infections can be painful and cause symptoms like burning while urinating, urgency and increased frequency urinating, low-grade fever, and even low back pain. From teens through middle age, the most common causes are overeating sweets, which causes […] Read More »

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Prepare for Cold & Flu Season

Oct 1, 2020

Cold and flu season is almost here. With Covid-19 still here, we have to be especially careful. So keep your masks on and be vigilant about practicing physical distancing, hand washing and not touching your face. And, it’s time to give our bodies an extra boost to fight off infection. Here are 4 areas you […] Read More »

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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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