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,

Works for me

Works for Me: Healthy Tips for a Healthy Life

Each month in my newsletter Health & Healing we run a feature called “Works for Me” where subscribers share health, wellness, and lifestyle tips. It’s a treasure trove of practical, useful information and this blog contains just a handful of

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

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