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Freezing Out Colds and Flu This Winter: The P’s and Q’s of Boosting Your Immune System

It has arrived. The sneezing, coughing, fever-ridden season has officially begun. Affecting children and adults, winter viruses often don’t discriminate based on age, race or gender. Many of my patients want to know what they can do to stay healthy this winter and enjoy the approaching holiday season. […]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: The Great American Smoke-Out

No, it is not a barbeque competition. On the third Thursday of every November since 1976, smokers have been using this day to quit or make a plan to quit. Since the first smoke-out, we have come a long way in educating about the risks of smoking and protecting nonsmokers from secondhand-smoke. Since 1965, smoking [...]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Diabetes Awareness

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The goal of Diabetes Awareness Month is to stop diabetes by finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes and spreading information about how to prevent Type 2 diabetes. Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 79 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk [...]

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Tricks and Treats for a Healthy Halloween — and Holiday Season

It starts with Halloween. Halloween, our gateway to the holiday season seems to usher in the official start of cold-and-flu season. Between the sugar overload and non-stop festivities, Halloween can begin a series of harrowing illnesses for the whole family. Preparing for Halloween and the coming festivities with cold-and-flu prevention in mind can help start [...]

Dr. Taz MD, Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Tips for a Healthier Halloween

A healthy Halloween may sound like an oxymoron but it is actually very easy to make small changes to your current traditions that will benefit the whole family. Halloween is the gateway to the holiday season and we all know that means it is the start of a lot of eating. It is important to [...]

Dr. Taz MD’s Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally Breast Cancer: Treatment, Support and Recurrence-Prevention

Two weeks ago I wrote about the unique challenges facing young women with breast cancer and I focused mostly on prevention. While prevention is important, it is only a fraction of the conversation about breast cancer. If you are one of the thousands of women diagnosed with breast cancer every year, prevention articles are almost [...]

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Action Call: Let’s Change American Medicine — Finding Hope by Living Healthy Naturally

There is a health crisis in America. No, this time I am not going to talk about obesity or ADD or any other specific health issue. I want to know when the practice of medicine became void of any joy and the pursuit of health became a painstaking journey, with patients searching for answers and [...]

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 [...]