On Breast Health and Broccoli

Much as many of you hate to admit it, broccoli IS actually good for you. A study recently presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, looked at 4886 Chinese women with a history of breast cancer and their intake of cruciferous vegetables. The study found that cruciferous vegetable intake during … Continued

Stopping HRT And The Risk Of Hip Fracture

In the wake of the release of the Women’s Health Initiative Study in 2002, millions of women in the US and around the World abruptly discontinued their hormone replacement therapy. Many of these women were taking hormone replacement (HRT) for bone protection. Since that time, few studies have looked at the impact of the abrupt … Continued

Rock-A-Bye Bagel

Have you ever noticed that when you are tired you tend to eat more? Or when you go to the grocery store tired, you tend to buy more, or just can’t resist that candy bar at the checkout counter? While it is not an excuse to indulge, when we are sleep deprived, there is now … Continued

Hormone Replacement and Vascular Health

Vascular (vessel) disease is relatively rare in the early decades of a female’s life, but by the time a woman enters her 50’s cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases become leading causes of death. It has long been suspected that a female’s hormones play an important role in these age related cardiovascular changes. A recent study in … Continued

Jamaica Mistaica

My apologies to Jimmy Buffet for borrowing one of his song titles, but it was so applicable that I could not help myself. I saw a patient this week who reminded me again of the potential interaction between topical hormones and other products which are applied to the skin. She had previously been doing very … Continued

Work Got You Down?

A recent study performed by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health showed a link between longer work hours and increased risk of depression. The study followed over 2000 male and female British Civil Service workers between the ages of 35-55 for an average of 5.8 years. All of the participants were healthy, reported no symptoms … Continued

All Those In Favor Of Good Health–Say Eye

As Functional Medicine Physician Dr. Pamela Smith likes to stress, there are three things that we should strive to maintain as we age—-Vision, Memory, and Mobility. So what is the hands down, undisputed, most effective way to hold on to all three as we mature? EXERCISE !!! Let’s look at vision for a minute. Almost … Continued

Resolution Review

So here we are, a few weeks into the new year, which is a good time to take note of where you are at with regard to your New Year’s Resolutions. By now you should be able to see if you have: —Embraced your resolution, made it a “habit”, and are seeing some progress. Maybe … Continued