Archive | May, 2017

Liver Disease

Liver Disease: What Works/What Doesn’t

Mickey Mantle was one of my boyhood heroes. Even if you didn’t like the Yankees, you had to love the gregarious blond switch-hitter, who knocked the ball out of the park 536 times and won seven World Series. He played …

Summer Recipes

Unique Summer Recipes

Summer is just around the corner and backyard barbecues, pool parties, and picnics will soon be in full swing. Burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon, and other summertime classics will be gracing many tables, but if you really want to …

Whitaker Wellness

What’s New at Whitaker Wellness

Whitaker Wellness has gone through a lot of changes over the past 38 years, and I want to update you on our most recent additions and improvements, which include our current Medicare status, a group care program for patients with …

diabetic complications

Real Help for Diabetic Complications

“I’m sorry. We’ve done everything we can. Your only option is to have an amputation.”

Every year, more than 185,000 people in the United States are hit with this devastating diagnosis. For some, a limb is lost to cancer; for …

Summer First Aid Kit

Your Summer First Aid Kit

This summer marks the 22nd anniversary of my bike ride across America. Several Health & Healing subscribers joined me on the more than 4,000 mile trek that started in Washington state and ended on the steps of the Supreme Court …

Walking

Health Benefits of Walking

Here at Whitaker Wellness, exercise is part of the fabric of day-to-day life. It’s an integral therapy for all patients, and one they engage in daily while they’re at the clinic. The program we prescribe is simple, convenient, inexpensive, …

Smart Snacking

Tips for Smart Snacking

Did you know that eating burns calories? It’s true—5 to 15 percent of your daily energy expenditure is used digesting, absorbing, and storing the food you eat. It’s called diet-induced thermogenesis and it’s one of the reasons why smart snacking …