Articles relating to 'GENERAL HEALTH'
This important person can extend your life

HEALTH, LIVE LONGER, MARRIAGE, LIVE LONGER, LIVE LONGERAs a doctor, I am always giving health advice to my patients so they can not only live longer, but live better. It comes with the job, and a lifelong passion for natural medicine.

Sometimes, though, even I find it hard to practice what I preach, and this is where I give many thanks to my loving wife. … Read More

How this new skin patch detects illness before it hits you

cardiovascular, prevention, skinStrapping a fitness tracker around your wrist or waist may seem a little too high-tech for you. I can understand that. All these new gadgets that your kids and grandkids have such ease with can be a little overwhelming.

But just imagine one day sticking a device right to your skin – something that will give you a … Read More

Warning: Loss of smell considered a sign of mortality

death, smellHow keen is your sense of smell? Can you appreciate the uplifting scent of fresh-squeezed lemon juice, pine trees in the woods, or the warming comfort of gingerbread just out of the oven?

Well, take note of your nose power.

New research suggests that the inability of older adults to pinpoint smells could mean that mortality is just … Read More

Why getting a good cholesterol score can be bad for you

Cholesterol plays a significant role in your heart health. In fact, high blood cholesterol is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease and stroke.

What’s frightening is high cholesterol can often come without any warning signs, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). That’s why it’s so important to know exactly what your cholesterol numbers and levels … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Why your mood could be a sign of serious illness

DEMENTIA, DEPRESSIONAs a doctor, I see people with a wide variety of health issues every day. One that I have noticed is really prevalent is depression in seniors.

As people get up in years, the risk of dementia and other degenerative diseases of the brain become much more likely. So that’s why this new information I was reading about … Read More

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