Supplementation of Calcium and Magnesium

Calcium deficiency Calcium deficiency, an epidemic in America, results in osteoporosis (thinning and weakening of the bones). By the age of 60, 75% of American women and 25% of American men have osteoporosis.  Bone fractures in the U.S. due to osteoporosis account for $10 billion/year towards the health care system.  According to the National Institute of Health, most Americans get […]

Improving Your Sleep

“Healthy Sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity, more important that diet, exercise, or heredity.” William C. Dement, M.D., Ph. D. Americans today sleep an average 25% less than in 1900. There are suggested sleeping times for children. It is essential during this period of growth to be getting the recommended amount […]

Boost Your Immune System Naturally

Daily: Drink good, quality bottled water (not coffee, soda, etc.). A good rule-of-thumb to determine how much you need to drink per day is 1/2 your body weight in ounces.  For example, if I weigh 120 lbs., I would need to drink 60oz. per day. A standard glass is 8oz., therefore I need 7 ½ glasses per day. Take a […]

How to Meditate

In today’s frenzied world it is crucial to practice a DAILY stress reduction technique. Thousands of studies have shown the physiological and psychological benefits of meditation. It relaxes the body as well as the mind and boosts the immune system. How to Meditate: Set aside an uninterrupted time of at least 10 minutes, preferably 20 minutes. Sit in a firm, […]

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Clearing Your Sinuses with a NetiPot

This holiday season, don’t let a flu, cold, or even allergies bring you down! A safe, gentle, effective, and all-natural way to immediately relieve your sinus symptoms is the NetiPot. View this short clip of Dr. Oz talking about sinus rinsing on Oprah. Start at 0:08. What is a NetiPot?  A neti pot is a container designed to rinse your […]

EWG: Your Green Holiday Kitchen

‘Tis the season to be in the kitchen, whether you’re hosting an event, heading for a potluck or cooking a traditional meal for your family. Whatever the reason, you’re probably going to buy ingredients, cook, clean — and enjoy some leftovers. Environmental Working Group makes it easy to prepare your holiday feasts with your family’s environmental health in mind. Just […]

Supplements for Menopausal Women

If you are eating good, nourishing, whole foods, drinking plenty of clean water, getting some exercise, and have good digestion, your need for vitamins should be minimal.  However, older people have less efficient digestive systems; and in addition, it’s helpful to protect against environmental pollutants with anti-oxidants.  If you are at risk for osteoporosis, see Dr. Lee’s articles on osteoporosis. […]

EWG: Good Food on a Tight Budget

Now, there is no excuse to not shop for healthy, filling food! I recommend looking at the Environmental Working Group’s “Good Food on a Tight Budget” guide.  It includes tips for shopping on a budget; the best 100 foods that pack the most nutrients for their buck; 15 recipes that average $1 per serving; and a printable shopping list, meal […]

Peninsula Special Interest Lion’s Club

Since 2012, when I joined Peninsula Special Interest Lion’s Club, we have been working with Dr. Mehmet Oz on a pilot project to change the health of the nation. With one third of the children in our country under the age of 18 obese, and another one third suffering from diabetes, we absolutely have to change the lifestyle habits of […]