Sometimes it seems like varicose veins come out of nowhere when you’re least expecting it. Most people over the age of 60 have some degree of varicose veins, and usually, they’re not a big deal.
Hundreds of thousands of women voluntarily opt for breast augmentation surgery. There are many reasons for that, and certainly women perceive the size and shape of their breasts to be a vital component of their
Weight gain does not discriminate based upon body shape, and it’s most attracted to people with hormone imbalances, chronic overeating, and an inability to cope with stress. So how do you win what appears to be
What I’m about to tell you has been known for awhile now, but isn’t widely publicized. Those of you who have followed me for years know that I published a bestselling book called Drug Muggers,
Do you know how many New Year’s resolutions people succeed at keeping? Practically none. A whopping 8 percent follow through, but we don’t actually know that they stick to their resolutions throughout the year. But
One of my favorite things to do is make notes of weird, bizarre, and otherwise nutso health headlines that make the news throughout the year. Believe it or not, there is some truth to some
We only get one brain in this lifetime, and it weighs about 1,300 to 1,400 grams. That’s just slightly smaller than a bottlenose dolphin brain, which weighs 1,500 to 1,600 grams, and much larger than
Many of us feel like we used to be smarter and quicker at making decisions. At 52, I feel like my brain is still fairly sharp, but certainly not like it was at 30! Let
Many of you follow my writing and understand that hypothyroidism means reduced level of thyroid hormone, dubbed “T3.” But you probably have not heard of reverse T3. Today I’m going to tell you why you
The other day I was eating a banana and decided to dip it in some fresh pumpkin butter that I had bought. At no other time of year would this “pumpkin” thoughtseed ever float through
Recently I wrote an article entitled Alzheimer’s: The Scariest Word You May Ever Hear. Afterward, many of you emailed and shared your personal stories about this, and some were delightful, others heart-breaking. I truly understand.
You may know that Graves’ disease is a type of autoimmune disorder that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). But did you know that Graves’ disease is shockingly 5 to
Magnesium has been trending lately as a popular supplement, and with good reason: it participates as a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic reactions in your body! This may come as a surprise to people
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and so there’s no time like the present to begin making the changes necessary for better breast health. Believe it or not, you can change the way your body
The first time I ate a fig I was about 40 years old. I was with my husband Sam, and were staying in a little cottage on a California vineyard that we rented in Sepastopol.
A new study published in August 2017’s Journal of Clinical Oncology infers that taking B vitamins can increase the risk of lung cancer… or at least that is the appearance of it all. This kind
We were all stunned by the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey & Irma - the suffering and loss have been catastrophic. These monster storms are unreal. It’s not just the rain, wind and floods of
We’re programmed to blow the candles out on birthday cakes and then enjoy the dessert. How splendid! ...But you realize people are spitting on it, right? Yep, birthday cake is a health hazard! For years
Your skin reveals a secret about your health. It can expose illness and/or health history, even if you tell everyone you're feeling fine. I’m speaking specifically of your skin’s tone, texture and color. If you
Cortisol is one of the hormones your body releases in response to stress, and it impacts many different functions in your body. Cortisol is often referred to as the "belly fat hormone" because too much
Imagine a large white bowl into which you toss in the ingredients to make meatballs. You expect them to be delicious if you put in the following ingredients, right? Ground beef Breadcrumbs An egg Chopped
About 100 years ago, during Prohibition, apothecaries were the place to hang out since the neighborhood bars had closed. The corner drugstore was where people traded “hard” liquor in for “soft” drinks and it was
It’s one of those things you don’t even pay attention to until suddenly one day it looks different. I’m referring to urine, and the normal color is pale yellow. The yellow pigment is called “urochrome”
Last week I forced myself to stay up two nights in a row to work. I certainly had lots to do, but I also wanted to see what happened to my brain if I induced