Cheaper than Chemo Tip: Depression
B Complex Shot $21
*costs are merely monthly estimates and column information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any medical condition
Brighten Your Nails
Squeeze entire lemon into bowl of water. Place all fingers into the water and soak for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and apply a cuticle cream of your choice. Repeat process with toes.
Enjoy brighter and whiter nails, naturally!
Ask Dr. Taz MD
Q: Dear Dr. Taz,
I have a 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with narcolepsy last year following his dad’s deployment to Afghanistan. The MD recommended an anti-depressant and Ritalin, but I chose an alternative approach by using supplements: omega 3, chiropractic treatment, exercise and diet changes. I saw minimal changes and now the symptoms are more pronounced with excessive sleeping, weight gain, jaw laxity and weakness with strong emotions. Do you have any suggestions to assist my active yet sleepy son? Thank you in advance.
A: What a tough challenge with your son-I feel for you. There are many causes of narcolepsy, including depression, but I would make sure your son has had an extensive work up-including nutritional deficiencies, thyroid balance and insulin regulation. Some seizures also can present as narcolepsy. I would make sure an appropriate work up has been done and then build a medication and supplement regimen around this.
Living Healthy Tip
Daylight Savings Energy Boost
Did daylight savings zap you of your energy last week? Even just one hour can throw your sleep cycle for a loop. For me, I usually find I am not hungry at my regular meal times and my energy level is off. If you can relate, try beginning your day with my tried and true energy shot and smoothie to aid in resetting your body’s clock. You’ll be sailing through the week and into Spring, while the majority of your friends and family are yawning!
- 1 – 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon local honey
NEED Allergy Relief?
Is pollen season getting you down? Don’t feel defeated. Juice your way through it! Fresh-pressed juice is a bright and therapeutic cocktail of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and disease-fighting phytochemicals. With the bulk of the fiber removed, these nutrients are instantly absorbed while the digestive system gets a break to heal and restore.
- speeding up detoxification
- improving digestion
- boosting immunity
My Top 5 Juicing Foods for Allergy Season:
1. Dark Leafy Greens Drinking juiced greens (such as spinach, parsley, cilantro and kale) is a great way to detoxify the body. Green juice is also deeply nourishing to the nervous system. Allergic response has been linked to dysfunction in the autonomic nervous system. Juiced greens infuse the nerves with a healthy dose of magnesium, calcium and potassium.
Juicing tip: You won’t get much juice from greens alone, so mix them with fruits and vegetables that yield a higher volume of liquid, such as cucumbers and apples.
Are you confused about chemicals and toxic load on your body?
- Eat out often?
- Dry clean your clothes?
- Buy non-organic produce?
- Use a cell phone daily?
- Drink non-organic milk?
Goal of Dr. Taz MD’s Living Healthy, Naturally
Dr. Taz Bhatia MD