Category Archives: Health Notes

For Optimal Health, Savor Life

By Michael Finkelstein, MD, Well Being Journal, Vol. 24, No. 5.  Whether we suffer from common ailments such as insomnia, high cholesterol, and allergies or chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia, our health challenges can interfere with … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Eat what you’re told to… by the Sugar Industry

What do you do if you want a healthy heart?  Cut fat, cut cholesterol, and exercise are typical advice, but most people don’t think of reducing sugar as helpful to their coronary health.  Why not?  It may be because in … Continue reading

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Stress, emotion, and disease

We turn to an unusual source for our Health Notes this month, an award-winning website called Brain Pickings.  Created by Bulgarian writer Maria Popova, Brain Pickings is an eclectic site that deals with literature, philosophy, history, science, health, and much … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016 August, Health Notes, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters | Comments Off on Stress, emotion, and disease

A New Prescription for Chronic Pain

An epidemic of opioid use, abuse, and addiction is sweeping our country as people try to deal with chronic and debilitating pain.  Patients avoid opioids for fear of addiction and doctors are hesitant to prescribe them even when needed.  But … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Food keeps you alive… for now

Health Notes is usually about keeping YOU healthy, and frequently about the foods you eat (or at least should eat).  This month we’re stepping out to get a longer range view, and concentrate on the food web that supplies ALL … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Does breathing affect your diet?

A Deeper Look Into Vitamin O By Marc David on the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, 2014  People often talk about burning calories but few realize that a calorie is simply a measure of heat released when something is … Continue reading

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Health Notes for April 2016

Spring means “shorts weather” is back, so everyone’s doing the math to know exactly how much exercise to do to fit into last year’s pair.  Is that extra cheeseburger worth a half hour on a treadmill, or a half marathon?  … Continue reading

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Health Notes- We know you better than you know yourself

You wouldn’t drive a car without reading the owner’s manual and knowing all the features, so why would you do the same with your own body?  Of course you know how amazing the human body is, but even the base … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Health Notes Cures the Common Cold

Wow!  Look at that graph!  February is historically the worst month for cold and flu cases, so we imagine there are several of you reading this newsletter from your beds right now.  If there’s ever a time that Health Notes … Continue reading

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Staying Fit in 2015

Not many people think of their mechanic as anyone who should (or could) be offering Health advice, but think about it… how well is your vehicle functioning if the driver isn’t functioning at top performance?  Every month we try to … Continue reading

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