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Archive for August, 2013

GETTING YOUR CHILD TO EAT MORE VEGETABLES

The blog below written by Tracy Black, founder of Don’t Mess with Mama is an excellent one. It is entitled 10 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Vegetables. In it, she outlines all the steps I give the parents of my patients to take in order to encourage their children to eat more vegetables. […]

August 31st, 2013
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PREPARING FOR COLD AND FLU SEASON

If you begin to plan now for this influenza season the difficulties and illnesses you encounter will be fewer than you have had in the past. Remember that it is as important to prepare our bodies to withstand the stress of cold weather, loss of sunlight, seasonal viruses, and fatigue as it is to prepare […]

August 18th, 2013
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TEACHING CHILDREN SO THEY LOVE TO LEARN

“To the nervous child or youth, who finds lessons from books exhausting and hard to remember, it will be especially valuable. There is health and happiness for him in the study of nature; and the impressions made will not fade out of his mind, for they will be associated with objects that are continually before his […]

August 17th, 2013
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INTERPRETING LABORATORY VALUES

Most patients are unaware of the specific results of their lab work. They simply accept what their physicians tell them. If you are asymptomatic and your doctor tells you your lab results are “normal” you will probably be very satisfied with this interpretation. If you have symptoms you may not feel as satisfied but may […]

August 13th, 2013
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SALT AND HYPERTENSION

Americans eat too much salt (sodium chloride or NaCl). The average US salt intake is 5000 mg/day. That means some people may eat as much as 20,000 mg of sodium each day. We only need 500 mg of sodium a day. When our sodium intake increases, so do our blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, risk of […]

August 11th, 2013
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CONSEQUENCES

I was in a session with a teenager and his parents recently. They told me how frustrated they were that their son did not respond to any consequences at all. It did not matter what they did — he did not really care about their rules and was not going to do anything they wanted […]

August 6th, 2013
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LISTENING

Most people do not listen; and by their words and actions, they teach others to do the same. For instance, we communicate to our children by the way we respond to them and to others that it is more essential to come up with clever, sharp-witted responses than it is to carefully consider what it is […]

August 5th, 2013
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OIL PULLING

If you have not heard of oil pulling, I am sure you are not alone. Until very recently, I had not heard of it either. However, the more I look into this, the more convinced I am that it is something we all need to do. The practice began and continues to this day in […]

August 4th, 2013
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