Archive | August 2012

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An Apple A Day

The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg his bread.” While this may not be completely true, a regular dose of apples in your diet is a good choice. As we approach fall […]

What You Should Know about GMOs (Genetically Modified Foods)

What you should know about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) is that we don’t know a lot. GMOs are organisms that have had their genetic material altered through genetic engineering in order to create traits in the organisms that are considered desirable. However, we may be trading short term gains for long term risks to the […]

Vitamin D

In recent years a lot of attention has been given to Vitamin D. Doctors have known for years that it is necessary for strong bones. Vitamin D is required for the body to assimilate calcium into our bones. The lack of Vitamin D can cause weak bones called Rickets. Low levels of Vitamin D have […]

The Skinny on Fats

Years ago fats got a bad name in nutrition. As a result, food manufacturers started taking out the fat, but in order to make the food palatable they had to enhance the flavor with sweeteners, which created a whole different set of problems. Now people are gaining a better understanding about fats and are realizing […]

Back to School Success

Back-to-school time draws near!  Though it seems it just began, summer break will soon come to an end, which means it is time to begin planning a successful transition from summer time to school time. Here are some tips for a smooth transition. o    Bedtime / Wakeup time:  Adjust your child’s bedtime and wakeup time […]

Why I Believe the 5 Minute Appointment is a Curse

Five minutes is the common increment of time that way too many doctors are using for scheduling their patient appointments.  Do you think that 5 minutes is enough? I don’t and here’s why: •    A patient and doctor need to develop a relationship. 5 minutes doesn’t allow for more than exchanging names. •    A doctor […]