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Five Healthy Fall Foods

Ah, autumn. Cool crisp weather, vibrant changing leaves…and loads of candy, desserts, fat-filled dishes, calorie-laden snacks, and all sorts of dietary pitfalls that kick off the holiday season. But finding healthy fall foods isn’t as difficult as you may …

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Discussing Nutritional Supplements With Your Doctor

Discussing nutritional supplements with your doctor can be a little intimidating. Many conventional physicians just don’t understand the role supplements can play in optimal health. And some are biased against them altogether. Let’s look at where this bias comes from …

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How Pets Improve Health

As a physician, I have always been intrigued by the bond between people and their animals, for I am convinced that pets improve health and that owning a furry—or not so furry—friend can be powerful medicine.

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What’s Your Most Embarrassing Health Question?

You don’t want to talk about it. You just can’t discuss it with family or friends. But you’re anxious to find out…in private. We’ve all had an embarrassing health question we needed an answer to but couldn’t face asking. Well, …

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Sidestepping the Serious Dangers of Polypharmacy

Allison is a classic case of the dangers of polypharmacy. She came to Whitaker Wellness because her knee pain, urinary incontinence, heartburn, constipation, weight gain, insomnia, weakness in her legs, fatigue, and forgetfulness were getting worse, and all her doctors …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …