Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: National School Lunch Week, How committed are we to our children’s health?

This week is National School Lunch Week celebrating the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP.) The NSLP was established in 1946 and is the largest federally assisted child nutrition program in the United States; it provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day1. This year’s theme is “School lunch- Let’s grow [...]

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10 Keys to Creating a Mental Illness Management Plan

At least there is a day. A day to recognize that 61 million Americans suffer from mental illness. Approximately 1 out of every 4 Americans have an episode of mental illness in a given year. [1] Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are now a billion dollar industry, with many men, women and children battling depression, anxiety [...]

Dr. Taz MD’s Weekly Q&A, October 9, 2013

Q: I am 36 and never had children, how do I reduce my risk of getting breast cancer?My counselor and another physician experienced with ADHD told me that I have ADHD. Although I have not been formally tested. Both told me that sometimes-wonky hormone levels exasperate any ADHD symptoms.  I am taking bio identical hormones. My [...]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Brain health an important piece of the mental illness puzzle

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. You may be asking yourself “Why does mental health need an awareness week?” There are many answers to that question, but the simplest one is that 1 in 4 Americans experience mental illness in a given year 1. That is approximately 61.5 million Americans suffering, most of the [...]

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Beyond BRCA: 7 Keys to Breast Cancer Prevention

It is everywhere — pink ribbons, thinking pink and intense attention on breast cancer. As October unfolds in the midst of falling leaves and Halloween, we take pause to debate, discuss and raise money for one of the leading diseases for women today. [1]In my office, I often meet women at varying points in their [...]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Finding your personal keys to breast cancer prevention

Dr. Taz MD: Solutions for Living Healthy NaturallyFinding your personal keys to breast cancer preventionEvery year, thousands of young women are diagnosed with breast cancer. These women face unique challenges with their cancer treatment. Unlike older women, younger women tend to have more aggressive cancers and lower survival rates1. Additionally, since breast cancer occurs less [...]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

Today, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and about one third of adults over the age of 85 have it1. Chances are that Alzheimer’s disease has impacted your life or the life of someone close to you. Unfortunately, the incidence of this disease is expected to rise with the increase in life [...]

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Beating ADHD, Naturally: Focus on Alternatives

I call it the September phenomenon. My practice fills with children getting ready for school, college students grabbing their last-minute prescriptions and everyone questioning whether they should refill their ADD/ADHD medicine of choice.It is always interesting to see the diversity amongst my ADD population. Many young children and adolescents love the feeling of being “hyper-focused” [...]