5 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease

Without paying any attention to it at all, your heart beats 100,000 times each day. Over a 70-year lifespan that adds up to 2.5 billion beats! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States, so it’s important to think of heart health all year round. February [...]

2018-02-08T12:07:20+00:00By |Categories: Prevention, Super Women|Tags: , |

Your Complete 2018—Getting and Staying Healthy at Any Age

It struck me this week—with all the attention and debate focused on the President’s annual physical and health—that I’ve been seeing many more patients recently for general checkups. Maybe it’s because it’s the beginning of a new year and a natural time to look for a fresh start. Whatever the reason, there’s definitely a spike [...]

The 5 Glands that Affect Women the Most

What the heck is a gland? This is a question I hear often from my patients. Glands aren’t something that typically come up in the “normal” doctor’s appointment, or yearly physical—but trust me, they should. Glands are organs in your body that do everything from regulating and secreting saliva, tears, and breast milk) to creating [...]

2017-09-19T20:52:25+00:00By |Categories: Prevention|Tags: , , , |

Could Coffee Lower Your Risk of Death? Not So Fast

On the long list of foods and drinks Americans can’t live without, coffee is at the very top. About 83 percent of U.S. adults say they drink the caffeinated beverage, according to the National Coffee Association's 2013 online survey. Each day, Americans as a whole consume 400 million cups of coffee, which means they go [...]

2017-09-05T13:27:07+00:00By |Categories: Prevention|

7 Hidden Fourth of July Health Risks

Backyard barbecues, poolside parties and trips to the beach might be a few of the things you’re looking forward to most this Independence Day weekend, but they may bring about certain unexpected risks—especially when you have little kids running around. While I love summer celebrations just as much as the next person, as a health [...]

2017-07-01T10:15:43+00:00By |Categories: Prevention|Tags: , , |

Integrative Heart Disease Prevention

The statistics are high and not in women or men’s favor…heart disease is a leading cause of death, often-times a silent killer in our society, and there are things we all can be doing to lower our risk! Are you doing everything you can to prevent heart disease? Check out my quick video and find [...]

2017-02-06T15:45:14+00:00By |Categories: Prevention|Tags: , , |

Beating Winter Colds

It’s wintertime and it seems like this year, even more than usual, the common cold is hitting hard! It strikes everyone in slightly different ways, and the length can vary from person to person. Though there’s not a silver bullet, I am going to give you some of my best cold-fighting tips that I’ve shared [...]

Best Women’s Health Tips by Decade

UPDATE: I've heard from so many women that found this post helpful, so I am sharing again as we kick of National Women's Health Week!I've yet to come across a woman who doesn't care about being healthy, looking her best and feeling great! Are you in your 20s, 30s or 50s? It doesn't matter! There [...]

Prevent Spring Allergies Now

Allergies affect millions of people. In Atlanta, we see people with allergies all year round, but the worst time of year is the spring because of the pollen. The whole city is covered in a blanket of yellow pollen. The common symptoms I see with my patients are watery eyes, trouble breathing, and a pesky [...]