45 Items Tagged

heart disease

Why You Should Be Very Wary Of Statins

Statins are prescribed to nearly one-fourth of all American adults based on the outdated notion that lowering cholesterol levels is the way to prevent...

Frank Lipman, M.D.
July 5 2015

These Plants Could Be More Effective Than Drugs For Overall Health

Nature holds many secrets for health. However, Western medicine often takes a "prescription pill for every ill" approach to chronic disease. The root...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
June 21 2015

Why I Prescribe Acupuncture: A Cardiologist Explains

Although more research is needed, there are five heart conditions that I have seen a response to with acupuncture therapy.

Joel Kahn, M.D.
June 9 2015

5 Myths About Paleo

I may be a staunch vegan, but when I say some of my best friends are Paleo, I'm not kidding. Dave Asprey of the Bulletproof Diet (admittedly not...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
May 26 2015

6 Choices That Will Help You Stay Strong, Flexible & Happy As You Age

So many of us associate aging with cognitive decline, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, adult onset diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue … Shall I...

Eva Selhub, M.D.
April 12 2015

Before & After: Plant-Based Diet Success Stories

Sometimes the best way to become convinced of a lifestyle's efficacy is to see real-life examples of it.

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 26 2015

How Traditional Chinese Medicine Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

Heart disease is a major public health crisis in America. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death in...

Daniel Hsu, DAOM, LAc
February 20 2015

You're Never Too Young To Start Preventing Heart Disease

I admit, I had to read up on Millennials because my waiting room is usually packed with baby boomers who have never heard of XM 45 Shade. Millennials...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
November 19 2014

Why Sweating Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of Toxins

How sweating eliminates toxins, according to science.

Joel Kahn, M.D.
September 4 2014

9 Things People In Their 20s Should Do Now To Be Healthy Later In Life

Young men and women in their 20s don't always do all that they can to prevent problems later in life.

Nancy Simpkins, M.D.
July 15 2014

Why Heavy Metal Detox Therapy Could Help Prevent Heart Disease

Maybe you know someone who has suffered a heart attack. You're concerned about their well-being, particularly if they're diabetic or suffered a large...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
July 2 2014

7 Tests That Could Help You Live To Be 100

Is living until you're a healthy 150 years old on the verge of becoming the new norm? Will 200 be the new 70? We live at a time when the concept of...

Why Your Emotional Hang-Ups Are Hurting Your Health

Instead of talking about lowering cholesterol and the benefits of exercise and diet (which are all true!), I want to focus on the non-physical aspects...

Susan Blum, M.D., MPH
March 7 2014

Why Everyone Should Walk 30 Minutes A Day

In Japan, Shinrin-yoku — translated as "forest bathing" — is the act of walking in nature to manage stress and relax. Aristotle made the outdoors his...

Marina Chetner
March 6 2014

I'm An Integrative Cardiologist, And This Is One Underrated Component Of Heart Health

As an integrative cardiologist, my main job is to see people with heart disease and to counsel them on treatment and prevention. What many people...

What I Wish Everyone Knew About Preventing Heart Disease

There are constant reminders that the number-one killer worldwide remains a pressing problem despite advances in medical technology. It's shocking to...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
February 13 2014

7 Scientific Reasons You Should Listen To Your Heart (Not Your Brain)

And yet, haven’t we all felt moments when we were sure that joy, love, and appreciation emanated from our hearts?

Joel Kahn, M.D.
December 16 2013

5 Reasons Why Gratitude Is Good For Your Health

Gratitude: An intentional appreciation of what and who you have; an acceptance and explicit acknowledgment of what life brings you.

Lawrence Rosen, M.D.
November 28 2013