Monday, August 16th, 2010
I recently discovered three free mobile applications that you can use to improve your health and stay healthy. They are available for free from the government. They have several apps available that may be of interest to you, but there are 3 in particular that you can use to stay healthy.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
What is your doctor not telling you about your diabetes? It is such an incredibly common condition so many of my patients suffer with in addition to their joint dysfunction we are treating. The problem I have found is so many medical doctors are not educating their patients on how to manage their condition once it is diagnosed. They simply prescribe medication and check lab values a few weeks down the road to check for improvement. Now, this is not a bash on the medical profession as a whole, but on the majority of doctors who fall into this method of care. There are several medical doctors I know who are great and provide excellent education to their patients. This post is for the many who are being treated by the doctor who is not providing you any information on managing you condition.
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
What is arthritis? The word arthritis means “joint inflammation”. There are many types of arthritis: gout, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and many more. We are going to focus on rheumatoid arthritis for this article. Years ago rheumatoid arthritis patients were rarely told to exercise. However, recent research shows arthritis patients can do more to manage their condition beyond traditional bed rest and medication.
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009
Feeling stressed? The Holiday season, though a joyous time, can certainly create enormous stress. Have you bought all your presents yet, did you forget anybody, is the house decorated, inside and out, have you wrapped your presents, did you get your Christmas cards sent, is the house clean, do you have everything for Christmas dinner? Feeling stressed yet? I could go on but my point has been made. Other than the obvious mental implications, why should I be stressed about being stressed. Stress can cause high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and muscle tension, to name a few side effects. Lets now discuss tips on how to help relieve stress.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
Moderation is the keyword for eating during the Holidays. There is so much food and it is all so good. How do you make sure you don’t overeat? The same way you should manage your eating the rest of the year, self-control. This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy any of the great foods that will be available to you, but enjoy them in moderation. The work place is one of the most difficult areas during the holidays, because it just extends the time period you are exposed to these foods. If you indulge in a treat at work, remember that when you go home and don’t indulge in something there as well. (more…)