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Health and Lifestyle

GMO- Seeds of Deception?

 December 3, 2012

GMO- Seeds of Deception? Almost everyday now I’ve been hearing something about Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) foods. Let me tell it to you straight, it’s really beginning to concern me. I’ve been in the medical field for over thirty five years now and I am convinced that our society is getting sicker every day. A lot of people are […]

Our Cars, Our Body

 December 3, 2012

Our Cars, Our Body My father always taught us kids that you must get regular oil changes and car tune ups in order to preserve the life of a car. Dad, you would be proud of me. Have you ever really taken the time to think about the difference in how you treat yourself versus […]

Toxins In Our Environment- Part 2

 November 30, 2012

Toxins In Our Environment- Part 2 There is a significant evidence that pesticides may weaken the immune system for people with increased levels in their bodies. There are also thousands of physicians around the world who acknowledged the effects of environmental pollutants on human health and are testing patients accordingly. Many of these doctors reported […]

How Much Money And For Whom?

 November 30, 2012

How Much Money And For Whom? I’m sure you as I have always heard how much the Pharmaceutical companies are making. We all gripe and complain that our medications are too expensive and we can’t really afford the high cost of healthcare. We all agree that we have a broken healthcare system and a band […]

What We Need To Know Now

 November 21, 2012

What We Need To Know Now I hope that by now we all are beginning to understand the bad effects of stress. As we know it, stress is also called as a “silent killer”. I believe stress itself affects our immune system, which in turn, can cause high blood pressure, stroke, heart disease, and can allow abnormal […]

An Easier Way to Lose Weight

 September 21, 2012

An Easier Way to Lose Weight Any of you who really know me, know I will be the first to say, “ I do not like to exercise.” I have been to medical school, I know better! I tend to make up all kinds of excuses as to why I can’t do it… I have […]

Falafel Recipe

 September 7, 2012

Falafel Recipe I just couldn’t share a hummus recipe without adding my favorite falafel one. And it just happens to be named, My Favorite Falafel Recipe! How’s that for irony? 1 cup dried chickpeas 1/2 large onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon […]

Easy and delicious Hummus recipe

 September 7, 2012

Easy and delicious Hummus recipe This recipe makes about 5 cups or 10 – 15 servings. 4 cups of drained, cooked chickpeas (I usually cook mine in vegetable stock.) Reserve the liquid 6 garlic cloves, chopped 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper […]

Is a Mediterranean diet helpful or just another fad?

 September 6, 2012

Is a Mediterranean diet helpful or just another fad? I recently read an article stating that following a Mediterranean diet helps some patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes stay off medications. Since the diet is high in fiber, digestion is slowed down, preventing wild shifts in blood sugar.  Any diet which is high in fruits, […]

Radioactive Tuna Arrives to the US Shores

 September 4, 2012

Radioactive Tuna Arrives to the US Shores Tuna has always been one of my favorite types fish. I love it filleted, grilled, in tuna salad and tuna casserole… You name it, I love it! For the past few years I have cut my tuna intake down significantly due to the findings of the high mercury […]