Archive for December, 2018

 Sugar-Free Pop: Does it Help You Lose Weight?

Losing weight can be tough because you need to reduce your calories to do this. This can be a problem for some people who love their sweet drinks, so they go to drinking artificially sweetened sodas. Unfortunately, these may not really benefit many people who are losing weight and may even worsen their efforts. In

How Hormones Can Affect Your Memory

Many of my patients complain of problems remembering things. This can be caused by many things. But you can improve your memory many ways. Certainly, using your brain regularly, i.e. reading, doing puzzles, learning a new language, etc. does help. As they say, “If you don’t use it, you lose it.” Plus you need to

Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease: The ARIC study

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most feared chronic medical problems that we may face as we get older. Not being able to remember things, even simple things, or other people is disappointing to everyone, including the loved ones that the AD patient has known for years. This is stressful and frustrating to both

High Fat Diets and Heart Disease

What’s the best diet for you to eat? High-fat or low-fat? There is so much information about these suggesting one is better than the other, you may be confused regarding which one is better. I don’t blame you! But let me see if I can clear the air a bit by giving you some information

High Fat Diets and Dementia

High Fat Diets and Dementia Your brain is made up of millions of brain cells, each of which is primarily made up of fat. As a matter of fact, 70% of your nerve cells are made from lipids, or fats. Thus, it just makes sense that to make more brain cells, i.e. to boost your

Tips to Help Get Rid of Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Many of my patients complain that they have dark circular areas under their eyes that they just can’t seem to lighten up. There are many causes of these dark areas and each one has its own solution. Finding out the problem first is essential, unfortunately, it’s not all that easy. Here’s some tips on how