Chronic diseases like high blood pressure (HTN), type II diabetes (DM), obesity and heart disease (CAD) are becoming increasingly common in modern society. These diseases share many common underlying factors, many of which are from different stresses on your body. Avoiding (and even reversing) these chronic diseases is actually not that complicated. It involves identifying and reducing the stressors on your system efficiently and effectively.
Plant-based eating is officially a mainstream movement. According to a study by Good Food Institute and the Plant-Based Foods Association, one-third of consumers are choosing to reduce their meat consumption. U.S. retail sales of plant-based foods significantly outpaced overall grocery sales in the past year, surging 11% to $4.5 billion in 2019. Marketers have all jumped on board the newest ...
As I’m sure you are well aware, the world is responding with hysteria to the Coronavirus. This isn’t the first epidemic that has affected many parts of the globe, as many of you may remember SARS, MERS, the Zika virus, and swine flu. However, the sheer mania surrounding the Coronavirus can be attributed to how tethered we are to the Internet...
Recently I was catching up with a colleague of mine, Christine Siegel, who is a Cannabis Patient Consultant. We had been discussing the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program and our experiences as professionals working within the program. We had such a great conversation that I wanted to share some tips and guidelines she uses with her patients.
For the past several months, every news outlets’ top stories have swarmed with reports of the dangers of vaping. With the millions of new reports cluttering our purview and a myriad of headlines specifically created to grab attention and go viral, one thing is for sure: the general public is confused and too many misinformed.
Over the past several years with the popularity of the Paleolithic diet, Ketogenic diet, Atkins diet, Whole 30 diet, and other low carbohydrate, high animal protein diets, there has been much recent buzz about the health properties of eating beef bone marrow. In actuality, the health enhancing effects of bone marrow consumption have been known to many cultures for thousands ...
There are many faces of Herpes Viruses: Varicella Zoster which causes Chickenpox and Shingles, Herpes Simplex which triggers cold sores and genital herpes, Epstein Barr, and various childhood viruses such as Roseola. While all these infections are a consequence of various strains of the Herpes virus, the one commonality is that after the initial infection, many of these viruses remain latent within your body’s nervous system until the virus are reactivated. So what are the differences between these various forms of Herpes?
Cannabidiol (CBD) containing products are the latest craze to hit the health industry, with everyone from neighborhood pharmacies, national franchise supermarket chains, tobacco smoke shops, and medical marijuana dispensaries taking part. With so much information out there, a common question I am asked is, “What is the difference between CBD derived from medical marijuana and the CBD oil you can purchase in a retail store?”
Over the weekend I was speaking with a fellow physician, whom does not participate in the New Jersey Medical Marijuana Program (NJMMP), about recreational marijuana being legalized in New Jersey. As someone who keeps up with news, he is well aware of Governor Phil Murphy’s commitment to the medical marijuana and the reported challenges the medical marijuana community faces. But he wanted to know, what is it really like from an insider. I thought to share our conversation and my insight looking back over the past 2 years of being a certified physician in New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.
For many people, the burning sensation in their chest associated with heartburn is described as mild discomfort. However, if you experience heartburn regularly, this malady can have drastic effects: limiting your diet, necessitating the ingestion of daily medications, and even undergoing various medical procedures such as an endoscopy, which requires anesthesia.