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tea benefits

Top 7 Tea Benefits Revealed

“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.” So goes a Chinese proverb that modern science is proving to be true. Hot, iced, green, black, chai, jasmine: It’s tea time around the world. Roughly 2 billion people worldwide …

bioidentical hormones

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Bioidentical Hormones

I have been prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for my patients for more than 30 years, and during that time, I’ve seen its reputation rise and fall. Female HRT took a hit in 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative uncovered …

Asthma Remedies

Asthma Remedies: What Works/What Doesn’t

The statistics are grim. One in 12 Americans—25 million children and adults—have asthma. Incidence has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, as reflected in rising use of asthma medications. Advair is the second most prescribed medication in the US, …

Healthy Gut

Restoring Healthy Gut Microbiota

In 2011, Michael Hurst was scheduled for surgery to remove a portion of his colon. Diagnosed at age 21 with ulcerative colitis, he had suffered with bloody diarrhea, gas, and severe abdominal pain for more than 12 years. Despite treatment …

Summer Health

Summer Health Q & A

Summer is a busy time for a lot of folks. There are vacations to be taken, BBQs to attend, and time to be spent outdoors. But traveling as well as sunburn, bug bites, and other “gifts” from Mother Nature can …

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 …

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 …

atrial fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation: What Works/What Doesn’t

Sam knew something wasn’t right when his morning walks left him exhausted and short of breath. Ann noticed it in the gym, when the pulse monitor on the exercise bike couldn’t register her erratic heart rate. Louise’s first episode occurred …