Heart ❤️ disease has remained the leading cause of death in the U.S. for over a century, yet recent surveys reveal a concerning lack of awareness among Americans about its gravity. Despite claiming more lives than cancer and chronic lower respiratory diseases combined, many fail to recognize its impact.Continue reading “February American Heart Month”
While it may not make front page headline news anymore, viral infections haven’t gone away. Here are some common sense strategies to reduce your risk of getting sick this winter.Continue reading “Reducing Risk of a Winter Infections”
How to Stay Healthy and Vibrant through the Winter (in western NY!)
Humans, like virtually all plants and animals, are governed by seasonal changes and biological rhythms. These patterns are clearly evident in medicine and something I have noticed over my years of practice in this part of the country. As we get deeper into winter, many notice changes in mood and overall wellness. The annual cycles of the sun and geography indeed can have a tremendous impact on well-being. While days start to get longer after the winter solstice, the winter doldrums can hang on for many more months. In fact, most people who suffer from winter doldrums and seasonal depression typically don’t see symptoms lift until May, after the official beginning of spring.Continue reading “Thriving in Winter”
As the weather turns colder and the days grow shorter, its presence becomes not only an essential ingredient but also a poetic nod to the art of cherishing and recalling loved ones in a timeless culinary tapestry.Continue reading “Rosemary’s Journey from Garden to Plate”
As we come to the end of the year I hope you have your breast cancer screening scheduled and caution you against the use of Thermography.Continue reading “Thermography, Just Say No (and please get screened )”
While I’m not a fan of the term “super food,” if I had to choose one, it would be tofu!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s important to remember that tofu (soy) is perfectly safe for those with and at risk for breast cancer. In fact, some preliminary studies even suggest that tofu intake is associated with a lower risk of breast cancer.
In this blog post, we’ll explore the versatility and health benefits of tofu, share some delicious tofu recipes, and discuss its role in breast cancer prevention.Continue reading “Tofu: A Versatile and Nutritious Superfood”
In recent years, I have dedicated more and more time to debunking health misinformation spread by influencers. The significance of health literacy and evidence-based information has never been more crucial.Continue reading “Are you under the influence?”
The environmental and social consequences of producing food that no one eats are massive.
More than a third of food intended for human consumption in the United States is wasted, while at the same time upwards of 26 million people reported they experienced food scarcity.Continue reading “Food Waste and Climate Change”
One of the things that I find really constructive to creating a healthy lifestyle is cooking. Becoming familiar with cooking meals allows you to feed yourself with exactly what specifically your body needs. Feeling comfortable enough with making substitutions in recipes so that they better nourish yourself is an essential step to achieving overall wellness. Additionally, by cooking at home rather than eating out, you can ideally reduce the amount of processed foods you are eating. Eliminating as many processed foods from your diet as possible is another crucial step to a healthier lifestyle. Also, I think it’s really important to cook and eat food that you actually like. Sometimes eating healthy can feel like a sacrifice, like you have to cut out foods that you really like, and lose joy in eating. By cooking, you can learn to make the delicious dishes that you want, and realize that healthy food is actually really tasty!Continue reading “Cook your way to a healthy lifestyle.”
For the past decade I have monitored patients for heavy metals, specifically lead and mercury. I find elevated levels on a weekly basis and, sadly, these results no longer surprise me.Continue reading “Elevated Levels of Heavy Metals are Common and Concerning”