RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

RadioMD: The Dr. Decker Weiss Show

  • The NEED for Nyquil

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200 different viruses can cause the characteristic runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sneezing (CDC, 2009).According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 200 different viruses can cause the characteristic runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sneezing (CDC, 2009).Most cold medicines treat the symptoms instead of the condition. NyQuil is one of the popular over-the-counter cold and flu medicine that contains a combination of ingredients, including DXM, which is a cough suppressant that teenagers are abusing at an alarming rate. People also become reliant on the medication to help them sleep at nigh...
  • Herbal Supplements: Legitimate Medicine or a Scam?

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    Are you wasting your money and potentially harming your health?Whatever the dietary supplement makers are selling, you as a consumer are buying. The New York Times reported that Americans spend an estimated $5 billion a year on unproven herbal supplements, but now there is a new reason for you to think before you supplement: DNA tests show that many pills labeled as healing herbs are little more than powdered rice and weeds.Is the herbal supplement industry filled with illegitimate practices and products? Are you wasting your money and potentially harming your health? Dr. Decker Weiss reveals if you can purchase herbal supplements with confidence.
  • Back to the Stone Age: Should You Go Paleo?

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    It may be best to incorporate the overall premise of the diet with a few other healthy components.The paleo diet claims to be one of the healthiest diets that mimics the diets of our caveman ancestors. With a modern day version the focus is on food that can be hunted or gathered including: vegetables, fruit, seafood, meat, eggs, nuts, seeds, and poultry. The name "paleo diet" was coined by Loren Cordain, Ph.D., author of The Paleo Diet for Athletes and a professor of health and exercise science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Cordain has stated that, "Seventy percent of the typical U.S. diet is foods that our Stone Age ancestors wouldn't have consumed."The diet has become extre...
  • Traveling? The 5 Top Supplements to Bring with You

    Jan 06, 2014 | 10 min
    You try to avoid getting sick while traveling, but with airborne illnesses, new environments foods, it can seem very difficult to prevent.You just don't have time to get sick when you are traveling! You try to avoid getting sick while traveling, but with airborne illnesses, new environments foods, it can seem very difficult to prevent. What are the essential supplements that can help you avoid getting sick? Immune Boosting Herbs, like Echinacea, Elderberry & Oregano are healthy herbs that will boost your immunity while you travel.Nutritional and natural medicine expert Dr. Josh Axe shares the top five supplements to bring while you are traveling to ward of stress and sickness.
  • Does Splenda Cause Diabetes?

    Jan 05, 2014 | 10 min
    So what about these marketed all-natural sugar substitutes, such as Stevia and Truvia, that have gained popularity?Splenda has been found to be linked to diabetes (in a human study, not animal) and has absolutely no nutritional value. A study published in the journal of Diabetes Care tested the metabolic effects of sucralose in Splenda in obese patients. A single dose of sucralose (one package) lead to a 20 percent increase in insulin levels. This is surprising since the American Diabetes Association has recommended using Splenda as a safe, noncaloric sweeteners for diabetics. Splenda, which is made up of sucralose, is an artificial sweetener. The majority of ingested sucralose is not broken...
  • Chimps Vs. Humans: How Similar are We?

    Dec 16, 2013 | 7 min
    By learning about our relatives we can better understand ourselves.It is a generally accepted fact that humans evolved from Chimpanzee’s, but our similarities and differences are not what many people think."Give orange me give eat orange me eat orange give me eat orange give me you." That's the longest string of words that Nim Chimpsky, a chimpanzee who scientists raised as a human and taught sign language in the 1970s, ever signed. He was the subject of Project Nim, an experiment conducted by cognitive scientists at Columbia University to investigate whether chimps can learn language. What advantages do we have over them, and do they have any over us? By learning about our relatives we can ...
  • Can These 5 Dietary Supplements Be Harmful to Your Health?

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Many of us seeing the words “all natural” on a dietary supplement bottle, trust the product and believe that it must be non-toxic and safe to use. Many of us seeing the words “all natural” on a dietary supplement bottle, trust the product and believe that it must be non-toxic and safe to use. Some experts claim that certain supplements can be ineffective or hazardous to your health when overused. Many manufacturers have a higher price-point for higher concentration supplements, due to supposed greater efficiency. How do you know if you are consuming the proper amount? Calcium: Due to the high daily consumption of cereals, breads, granola and pasta, the average American diet contains many tim...
  • Should You be Drinking Milk?

    Dec 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Although American women consume tremendous amounts of calcium, their rates of osteoporosis are among the highest in the world.According to the American Gastroenterological Association, cow’s milk is the number one cause of food allergies among infants and children. Most people begin to produce less lactase, the enzyme that helps with the digestion of milk, when they are as young as two years old. This reduction can lead to lactose intolerance. Millions of Americans are lactose intolerant. An estimated 90 percent of Asian-Americans and 75 percent of Native and African-Americans suffer from the condition, which can cause bloating, gas, cramps, vomiting, headaches, rashes and asthma. A U.K. stu...
  • Super Spice: Is Turmeric the Key to Cure Depression?

    Dec 15, 2013 | 10 min
    Recent research suggests that curcumin, the main compound in the spice turmeric, may be effective in fighting depression.Antidepressants come with significant side effects, such as nausea, weight gain and headaches. While some side effects go away after a few weeks, others persist and worsen to where it is serious enough to make you stop taking the medication.Finding the right medication can be a lengthy and costly process. What is ever more worrisome, is some studies raise questions about their effectiveness.A published clinical trial involving major depressive disorder (MDD) demonstrated that the compound curcumin had the same effectiveness of the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic ...
  • Can You Get Man Boobs from Marijuana?

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    The connection between marijuana and gynecomastia hasn't been proven in humans, but it seems to be possible.According to research, gynecomastia, otherwise known as "man boobs", is a condition that affects approximately 33% to 41% of men between the ages of 25 and 45. Gynecomastia is caused by a hormone imbalance between testosterone and estrogen.Can smoking pot really give you man boobs?The connection between marijuana and gynecomastia hasn't been proven in humans, but it seems to be possible. CNN reported that lower testosterone levels have been reported in chronic marijuana users compared to nonusers, leading to the development of excess breast tissues, but not all studies support this.Fur...
  • The Kitchen Spices That Kill the Cold & Flu

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Colds and congestion for example, can be treated the hottest spice in your cupboard: thyme, oregano or cumin.Your throat feels scratchy; Your joints feel achy; Your feverish; Your chest and head are congested. Yes, it's cold and flu season. Before you run to the nearest pharmacy, the cure could be right in your own cupboard. There is no need to spend any more money on expensive cold and flu remedies that only fight the symptoms. Colds and congestion for example, can be treated the hottest spice in your cupboard: thyme, oregano or cumin.Dr. Cass Ingram, DO author of Natural Cures for Killer Germsshares the effective natural remedies for dealing with a cold or the flu.
  • Natural Cures for High Blood Pressure

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so almost a third of people don't know they have it.High blood pressure is a common disorder in which your blood pressure persistently remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater). One in four adults has high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so almost a third of people don't know they have it. Over time, high blood pressure can damage organs, such as the heart and kidneys. It can also lead to strokes, kidney failure, blindness, and heart failure.Lifestyle plays a pivotal role in treating high blood pressure. You can combat hypertension wit...
  • The Miracle of Wild Oregano

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Wild oregano is one of the most powerful natural medicines known.Wild oregano is one of the most powerful natural medicines known containing: fiber, iron, vitamin E, calcium, manganese and omega fatty acids. It has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It can reverse digestive issues, boost the immune system and can cleanse the body of dangerous germs. A report published in the Journal of Nutrition revealed that oregano contains very high concentrations of antioxidants.The herb cab also be applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as dandruff and acne. Dr. Cass Ingram, DO author of The Miracle of Wild Oregano, covers all the latest scie...
  • How Nutty is Your Diet?

    Dec 09, 2013 | 10 min
    Some people fear nuts because of their fat content, but research shows that its the "good" type of heart-healthy fat you want in your diet.Some people fear nuts because of their fat content, but research shows that its the "good" type of heart-healthy fat you want in your diet. The mix of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein helps stave off hunger and can promote weight loss. A Harvard study tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. But, there are still some nuts that are better for you than others. Rachel Berman, RD, CD/N, is the Health Editor at About.com. She...
  • How to Reduce Your Medication Use Safely

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Studies indicate that 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals.Prescribing medication is extremely complex. From the wrong dosage prescribed, failure to give a medication, or the abuse by a patient, errors occur within the process.Reducing medication errors and improving patient safety have become common topics of discussion. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has found that there is at least one medication error per hospital patient per day. Studies indicate that 400,000 preventable drug-related injuries occur each year in hospitals, which result in additional costs estimated at 3.5 billion dollars.Many people do not like the primary or sid...
  • Healers or Hucksters? How to Find a Great Alternative Practitioner

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Understanding a therapy’s potential benefits, risks, and scientific evidence is critical to your health and safety.You can take charge of your overall health and wellness through alternative or complementary medicine. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, nearly 40 percent of Americans use health care approaches developed outside of mainstream Western (or conventional) medicine for specific conditions or overall well-being.But, just as with anything else, it is important to be an informed consumer. Understanding a therapy’s potential benefits, risks, and scientific evidence is critical to your health and safety.If you’ve learned about a certain therapy ...
  • Herbal Supplements: Healthy or Hoax?

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Herbal supplement buyers beware: DNA tests show that many pills are mislabeled and contaminated with powdered rice and weeds.Herbal supplement buyers beware: DNA tests show that many pills are mislabeled and contaminated with powdered rice and weeds.The New York Times reported this after researchers performed testing called DNA bar-coding, a kind of genetic fingerprinting that has also been used to help uncover labeling fraud in the commercial seafood industry. Canadian researchers tested 44 bottles from popular supplements sold by 12 companies in Canada and the U.S. The researchers found that many pills labeled as popular herbs were often diluted, or replaced entirely, by cheap fillers like...
  • 10 Essential Tips to Save Your Sight

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    Worried about waning sight? You can take measures through prevention and even natural approaches to addressing conditions you already have.According to the provisional report for the 2011 National Health Interview Survey, 21.2 million adult Americans 18 years of age and older reported experiencing vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that you can take to help your eyes remain healthy now and reduce your chances of vision loss in the future. Vision loss isn’t something that you need to learn how to deal with. You can take measures through prevention, as well as natural approaches to addressing conditions you already have. Dr. Edward Kondrot, MD, boa...
  • Are We Over-Medicating Our Kids?

    Dec 02, 2013 | 10 min
    According to a study by the CDC, one out of every five children is reported to use at least one prescription drug. Unacceptable? Or the norm?Over-diagnosing and over-prescribing our youth has turned into a big debate and national concern.According to a study completed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every five children is reported to use at least one prescription drug.Some parents and health professionals argue that doctors are too quick to diagnose mental health disorders, such as ADD/ADHD, depression and anxiety in children. Alternately, others reason that diagnoses have provided much needed help. There are many factors that can influence a child's menta...
  • Can Essential Oils Cure Almost Every Ailment?

    Nov 18, 2013 | 7 min
    Aromatherapy can help your body heal itself.Aromatherapy can help your body heal itself. Essential oils, such as eucalyptus, have been overlooked in medicine for years. Many times, there are essential oils that can work in place of a more toxic option, like a medication, to help cure ailments like, headaches, insomnia and stress. Hayley Hobson is a nutrition expert and trained health coach. She shares how you can begin incorporating oils into your daily health regimen and the essential oils that may help to cure common conditions.
  • Why Weight Loss is Harder for Women

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Weight Loss: are the cards really stacked up against women?Your hormones control nearly every aspect of weight loss and weight gain. Why do women, in particular, struggle with weight loss so much?With contributing factors such as, menstruating, stress, fatigue, cravings and menopause, are the cards really stacked up against women and weight loss? Dr. Timothy Morley, DO, discusses the key metabolic differences between men verses women and how hormones come into play. He also shares secret tips to help you balance your hormones levels and lose weight.
  • 7 Foods That are Ruining Your Diet

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Seven foods have been identified as culprits in negatively affecting your physical and mental health. Are you eating any of them?Seven foods top the charts as culprits in negatively affecting your health. Not only that, but they may be keeping your waistline from shrinking.The offenders? Peanuts, soy, dairy, eggs, sugar, gluten, and artificial sweeteners/ingredients. Although you may not be one among those diagnosed with a specific allergy, you can still unknowingly exhibit signs of intolerance or sensitivity – often affecting your mental and physical health.Identifying sensitivities is a bit more complex. In these cases, the only real indicator of dysfunction is your reaction to the food, w...
  • Preventive Health Care: Develop Good Habits

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits. But what if you don't have them established from the get-go?The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits. But what if you don't have them established from the get-go?Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, while cancer and diabetes rank among the top ten. Many times, these types of conditions are preventable. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of aging, from aches to slow metabolism and chronic fatigue, you should seek out a preventive health lifestyle. This may include such things as hormone testing, a healthy diet and exercise....
  • Do You Need a Prescription Pill for Everything?

    Nov 18, 2013 | 10 min
    Research shows that one out of every five U.S. adults takes drugs to treat some type of a psychological or behavioral disorder.Are you anxious, depressed, grieving, have too much energy, feel fatigued, eat too much, or too little? The list can go on and on. There seems to be a fixer-upper pill for just about every mental health condition. Some commentators feel that according to pharmaceutical companies, if you take a pill, you'll be fine.Research shows that one out of every five U.S. adults takes drugs to treat some type of a psychological or behavioral disorder. The American Psychological Association states that,"writing a prescription to treat a mental health disorder is easy, but it may ...
  • Topical vs. Oral Medication: What Makes Sense?

    Nov 11, 2013 | 9 min
    Topical sales have benefited by the recalls of medications like Tylenol and Excedrin.Many consumers are trying to choose topical remedies over oral analgesics when they can, because they’re concerned about medication safety, overdosing and the potential side effects and interactions with other medications, reports Progressive Grocer. Topical sales have benefited by the recalls of medications like Tylenol and Excedrin. Topical solutions allow you to treat the affected area directly, which can minimize adverse side effects and take a toll on your body. Some experts say that medicines are safer and more effective to use topically like, testosterone, magnesium, pain creams, glutathione and essen...
  • The Young Face of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Did you know that thousands of people in their 20's have a debilitating form of arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis?You may think of arthritis as an "older person's disease." But did you know that thousands of people in their 20's have a debilitating form of arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a very painful, degenerative autoimmune disease that affects the joints. With RA, the immune system attacks the lining of the joints, which can cause the joints to become inflamed, swollen and painful. According to the Arthritis Foundation, about 1.3 million American adults have RA, and the average onset of RA is between the ages of 30 and 60. Children can also develop...
  • Terrorism & Mental Health: What's the Connection?

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Is there evidence to suggest that terrorists are mentally ill or suffer from a personality disorder?Is a terrorist a criminal or a mental health patient?Terrorism probes the media and mental health professionals to launch into a debate on the association between terrorism and mental health.According to Psychology Today, "it's natural for people to want to explore the dynamic factors that can yield such violence and mayhem. People want to study terrorists, so that we might be able to "figure them out" and eliminate, mitigate, or at least define the foe."Is there evidence to suggest that terrorists are mentally ill or suffer from a personality disorder?Dr. Scott Atran, research director in ant...
  • What Drives People to Do Heinous Crimes

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Criminologists believe there are predisposing traits for a criminal acts including biological, psychological, social, and economic factors.Columbine High School, Virginia Tech massacre, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing are just a few of the horrific criminal acts that have been committed against innocent people.Why do people commit crimes regardless of the consequences?If we understand what drives people to commit a heinous crime, we can potentially prevent future criminal acts. "Bad behavior" has tried to be controlled for centuries. Criminologists, evaluates what causes crime and how it can be prevented.There are dozens of theories based on criminology....
  • What Drives People to Commit Heinous Crimes?

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    Criminologists believe there are predisposing traits for a criminal act, including biological, psychological, social and economic factors.Columbine High School, the Virginia Tech massacre, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the Boston Marathon bombing are just a few of the horrific criminal acts that have been committed against innocent people.Why do people commit crimes regardless of the consequences? Is there a formula for figuring out these individuals?"Bad behavior" has tried to be controlled for centuries. Criminologists evaluate what causes criminal instinct and how it can be prevented.The hope is this: if we understand what drives people to commit a heinous crime, we can potent...
  • Why Alternative Medicine Can be Worth the Expense

    Nov 11, 2013 | 10 min
    $34 billion dollars yearly are spent on complementary and alternative medicine according to the National Institutes of Health.Complementary and alternative medicines, otherwise known as CAM, encompass a wide variety of practices for prevention and treatment including acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, meditation, yoga, massages, chiropractic treatments and sometimes even prayer. Alternative medicine or “natural medicine” can be more expensive than a conventional medical approach, due to lack of insurance coverage. In addition, it can be more difficult to find reliable products and practitioners, since it is not usually test approved by the Food and Drug Admi...
  • What You Need to Know About Xanax

    Nov 04, 2013 | 10 min
    For any long-term user, or even the occasional user, Xanax might not be the best option.Anxiety can be a miserable emotional state. Many people turn to benzodiazepines (especially Xanax) to help with anxiety and panic disorders. Benzodiazepines are effective and work relatively quickly, but have major drawbacks of physical and psychological dependence. Xanax can cause many people to experience subtle withdrawal symptoms between doses, producing drowsiness, fatigue, impaired coordination, irritability, light-headedness, memory impairment, insomnia, and headaches. Xanax may be taken several times a day due to its short half-life. Over time, the brain adjusts to the drug’s activity, so that if ...
  • Fermented Foods: Better than Probiotics?

    Nov 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Since fermented foods are natural and help your digestive system in so many ways, are they better than taking a probiotic vitamin?What are fermented foods, exactly? Fermentation is a metabolic process converting sugar to acids, gases and/or alcohol. It’s a process that can be used to convert grapes turn into wine, grains into beer, and vegetable sugars become organic acids. Yogurt and some cheeses are also considered fermented foods. Fermented foods are excellent for combating bad bacteria, regulating your digestive system and, in turn, improving your immune system. These foods are also beneficial to healing certain health conditions, including candida overgrowth (a fungus, which is a form o...
  • Is Big Pharma Manipulating You?

    Nov 04, 2013 | 10 min
    A study, published in the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, showed that seven out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription drug.You and everyone you know seem to take pharmaceuticals. Prescription drugs are medications that require a doctor’s order. A study, published in the Journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, showed that seven out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription drug. Some sources indicate that the misuse of prescription drugs, such as antidepressants, opioid and Oxycontin, has become a significant problem. Some prescription pharmaceuticals may be essential for pain management as well as in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases, but they can often be very addictive. G...
  • Breakthrough Treatments for Prescription Drug Addiction

    Nov 04, 2013 | 8 min
    If you or someone you know take more medication than prescribed or need to take an increasing amount to feel the effects, you may have a prescription drug addiction.Addiction to prescription pharmaceuticals is a growing at an alarming rate. If you or someone you know take more medication than prescribed or need to take an increasing amount to feel the effects, you may have a prescription drug addiction. Withdrawal symptoms can be very painful and can have a significant impact on your health, which is why your treatment options need to be evaluated carefully.Genetic testing can be used to determine which genetic variation a patient has and prescribe the best addiction medication for that indi...
  • OxyContin: Gateway Drug to Heroin

    Nov 04, 2013 | 10 min
    Why is heroin use exploding in America? Heroin use is no longer just an inner-city plague.Why is heroin use exploding in America? Heroin use is no longer just an inner-city plague. Nationwide, the number of people who said they have used heroin in the past year skyrocketed by 66 percent between 2007 and 2011, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. According to the CDC, the number of people who died of overdoses and had heroin present in their system jumped 55 percent from 2000 to 2010. Heroin addicts often start off abusing powerful prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin. USA Today stated that authorities over the past decade began cracking down on c...
  • 7 Foods That Are Ruining Your Health

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    The good news is that you do not necessarily have to give up all these foods for the rest of your life.Seven foods top the charts and although you may not be one among those diagnosed with a specific allergy, you may still unknowingly exhibit signs of intolerance or sensitivity – often affecting your mental and physical health.These foods are potentially wrecking your good health and keeping your waistline from shrinking: peanuts, soy, dairy, eggs, sugar, gluten, artificial sweeteners and ingredients.Identifying sensitivities is a bit more complex, since the only real indicator of dysfunction is your reaction to the food, which may be slight.The good news is that you do not necessarily have ...
  • Preventive Health Care: Develop Good Habits

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits, but what if you don't have them established from the get-go?The most important part of preventive health care is maintaining good health habits, but what if you don't have them established from the get-go?45 percent of people over 85 require daily assistance, while 50 percent of that same population has some degree of Alzheimer’s disease. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, while cancer and diabetes rank among the top ten. Many times, these types of conditions are preventable. If you are experiencing the signs and symptoms of aging, from aches, to slow metabolism, and chronic...
  • How Healthy or Unhealthy is Marijuana?

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    According to the Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 11.5 million women admit to using cannabis for a myriad of reasons.Is marijuana the “healthier” alternative to alcohol? While weed does have certain health dangers, you avoid the negative side effects associated with alcohol consumption: hangovers, aggression, and liver damage. Scientific evidence supporting the safety and efficacy for treating common ailments is growing. More and more women are puffing as therapeutic treatment for chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and recreational use. According to the Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 11.5 million women admitted to using cannabis for a myriad of reasons. So, just how “...
  • Ambien: Are You a Sleeping-Pill Junkie?

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Understanding the important information about Ambien can help guide you toward making the right decision when seeking treatments for your sleeping problems.Do you have a hard time falling asleep at night? You may have turned to sleeping pills, such as Ambien, to treat your insomnia or sleep disorder.Understanding the important information about Ambien can help guide you toward making the right decision when seeking treatments for sleeping problems.Ambien is a prescription drugs that is a sedative that helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer at night, providing you with a good night's sleep and feeling refreshed in the morning.Sure, Ambien may significantly help you fall asleep, b...
  • Do Men Prefer Smart & Successful Women?

    Oct 28, 2013 | 10 min
    Men appreciate a straightforward woman who is emotionally mature and can communicate openly.Men are no longer the sole breadwinners. There has been a societal shift, where women have become more independent. But what do men think about your intelligence? Some research suggests men progressively value intellect and character in a significant other. Men appreciate a straightforward woman who emotionally mature and can communicate openly. Although a woman's intellect is an attractive quality, can cause negative side effects to a man's sense of power, leaving him feeling insecure and inferior? Dr. Brent Moelleken, MD is a Bevelry Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is married to Dayna D...
  • Appetite Suppressant Pills: Are They Legit?

    Oct 21, 2013 | 1 min
    Understanding natural appetite supplements may help guide you toward making wise lifestyle decisions.Even with proper proper diet and exercise you may still have difficulty maintaining a desired weight. Understanding natural appetite supplements may help guide you toward making wise lifestyle decisions. Wide ranges of natural supplements claim to reduce your appetite. Some supplements contain multiple ingredients, such as caffeine, tailored toward weight control. The safety and effective of natural supplements often remains unknown, since they are not upheld by the FDA standards in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration banned Ephedra in 2004 after serious reported side effects ...
  • The Do’s & Dont's of Napping

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    If you feel like you need a nap half way through the day after a full nights rest, does that signify a greater health problem?Do you value nap-time, even as an adult?If you are exhausted, sleep deprived, or just feel like you need to unwind, napping can be quite beneficial, for symptoms such as mood and fatigue, even if you already had a full nights rest.Although, some experts advise their patients to avoid naps since they can worsen sleepless nights. If you feel like you need a nap half way through the day after a full nights rest, does that signify a greater health problem?Sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus, PhD explains the benefits and drawbacks of napping, and how to get the most out of a n...
  • Why Sleeping Pills are NOT the Answer

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    One of the biggest problems with sleeping medications is they can be very addictive and can have serious side effects.Are sleeping pills sabotaging your rest or helping you sleep? Unfortunately, sleeping pills often do more harm than good. So many people have difficulty sleeping, which is why sleeping pills are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in America, as well as some of the best-selling over-the-counter medications. One of the biggest problems with sleeping medications is they can be very addictive and can have serious side effects. Many people turn to sleeping pills at the first solution, when it should be the last. Instead of prescribing a medication to address the symp...
  • The 5 Stages of Sleep: Getting the Best Rest Possible

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    What's important is not just the number of hours that you are in bed, but the quality of your sleep.All sleep is not created equal. Sleep occurs in a series of recurring stages that are very complex and different from one another and play an important role for preparing you mentally and physically for the day ahead. Deep sleep, stages 3 and 4 and REM sleep are the most important. What's important is not just the number of hours that you are in bed, but the quality of your sleep. If you have 8 hours of sleep but still have trouble waking up to your alarm and feel fatigued, you are probably not getting the proper quality of sleep within the different stages. Clinical psychologist and sleep exp...
  • Pure Ecstasy: Why Molly Isn't Your Friend

    Oct 21, 2013 | 10 min
    How do you really know if Molly is pure MDMA, and if it is, does that make it safe?Have you heard of Molly? She is very popular, has been seen all over the music scene, but isn't the girl next door. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, molly is the powder or crystal form of 3, 4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) a chemical drug most commonly associated with pressed pill Ecstasy.Unlike Ecstasy, which has a reputation for being laced with everything from heroin to methamphetamine, molly (the name shortened from "molecule") is thought of as "pure" MDMA.MDMA acts as a stimulant and a psychedelic and can create a state of euphoria. CNN reported that many people feel the name Molly...
  • Chiropractor Vs. Physician: Pros & Cons

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
  • Understanding Chiropractic Care at Every Age

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
  • Reset Your System with a Detox Diet

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
    If you are suffering from fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive problems or do not feel quite right, a detox may be a useful tool to help you balance your body and mind.Detoxification is a normal, everyday process of eliminating or neutralizing harmful toxins through the liver, colon, lungs, kidneys, lymph glands, and skin. There are also environmental toxins of modern-day life, that accumulate and affect all bodily systems, and have been linked to the development of certain disorders and diseases. If you are suffering from fatigue, fibromyalgia, digestive problems or do not feel quite right, a detox may be a useful tool to help you balance your body and mind. Detoxing often incorporates an elimi...
  • What Your Dreams Say About Your Health

    Oct 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Are dreams our intuition, attempting to prevent or recognize a problems before it arises?Are dreams our intuition, attempting to prevent or recognize a problems before it arises?Dreams of falling, death, sickness, something from your past, why do we have reoccurring dreams and what do they mean? Dreams occur during the REM sleep. dreams are your brains way of interpreting situations that happen in your life and your emotional reaction to them. During REM sleep your thoughts are transferred from your short term memory to your long term.
  • Vyvanse Vs. Adderall: is Vyvanse Safer?

    Oct 14, 2013 | 3 min
    Is Vyvanse the safer, more cost effective way to control ADD/ADHD?Adderall and Vyvanse are two comparable drugs that are prescribed for ADD/ADHD. Both medications increases amount of dopamine and norepinephrine between synapses in the brain to more normal levels. Vyvanse is 100% d-amphetamine, while Adderall XR is a mix of 4 different d and l-amphetamines. The mix in Adderall makes it stronger, which can cause more anxiety and physical side effects. Adderall and Vyvanse are psychostimulant prescription drugs used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While Adderall is sometimes more effective of the two, Vyvanse is considered less addictive. Adderall is a combination of d...
  • Faith Healing: Is it for Real?

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Are people being duped into human sacrifice for a cult, or is faith healing a viable alternative to conventional care? Many people are skeptical of others who avoid conventional or standard "naturopathic" models of medicine, and rely on faith healing.Faith healing is founded on the belief that certain people have the ability to cure the ailments of others. Faith healers typically convince themselves and their audiences that God has chosen them to heal the sick with the power of their faith (and usually a financial offering). Although there is no concrete evidence legitimizing faith healing, it can be extremely powerful as part of an overall therapeutic strategy, and has its place in medicine...
  • Fatigue and Depression: Diagnose Your Gluten Sensitivty

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, research estimates that 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity.Gluten sensitivity, also gluten intolerance, is a disorder where gluten has an adverse effect on the body. According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, research estimates that 18 million Americans have non-celiac gluten sensitivity, which is 6 times the amount of Americans who have celiac disease. Understanding the difference between gluten sensitivity and celiac disease is difficult and confusing, since the symptoms are often the same. The symptoms that specifically appear in GS are: numbness in the legs, arms and fingers, as well as rashes...
  • Food Allergies Can Lead to Chronic Diseases

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Food allergies are a widespread problem and continue to be on the rise.Food allergies are a widespread problem and continue to be on the rise. In the US, an estimated 15 million people are affected by one, or multiple food allergies. However, most food allergy reactions are hidden, resulting in poor health that can lead to chronic disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are eight types of foods that make up 90 percent of all food-allergy reactions: cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews, etc.), fish, shellfish, soybeans and wheat. A food allergy is an abnormal immune response to a certain type of food that the body registers as a threat. Your body’...
  • Tired? Depressed? It Could be Your Seasonal Allergies

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Can the cure to your depression be as simple as diagnosing an allergy?Can the cure to your depression be as simple as diagnosing an allergy? People with allergies often have symptoms of sniffling, sneezing and irritated eyes, but not all allergic symptoms are as obvious. Some allergic reactions can cause fatigue and depression. Fatigue can result from blocked nasal passages that disrupt sleep patterns.Researchers have found that more than half of the people with CFS they've studied also have allergies and scientists note that allergens can contribute to your mood. Expert Dr. Bradly Bush, ND explains how allergies can be the underlying problem of your fatigue and depression. Plus the proper e...
  • Hormonal Birth Control: A Risky Business?

    Oct 07, 2013 | 10 min
    Most women who report severe menstrual symptoms are automatically placed on oral contraceptives, but the underlying dysfunction is not treated.The birth control pill was first introduced to the American public for contraceptive use in 1960. The pharmaceutical industry promotes hormonal birth control options as safe and effective to both physicians and the public. Have you been misinformed? Most women who report severe menstrual symptoms such as heavy bleeding, irregular periods and acne, are automatically placed on oral contraceptives. But the underlying dysfunction is not treated. Although hormonal birth control can be very effective, the serious health risks outweigh the benefits. Dr. Deck...
  • Are Bio-identical Hormones Safer than Synthetic?

    Sep 30, 2013 | 10 min
    The Women’s Health Initiative stunned the medical world by linking synthetic hormone use to cancer.The Women’s Health Initiative stunned the medical world by linking synthetic hormone use to negative effects on the body and cancer. Since then the use of bio-identical hormones has sparked an intense debate. Insurance companies refuse to cover bio identical hormones, but continue to cover synthetic hormones such as Premarin and Prempro. Does the FDA have legitimate reasons for the move against the "natural" hormones? Bio-identical hormones refers to the use of hormones that are identical to hormones occurring naturally in your body. Since your body easily knows how to process them, they are sa...
  • Polycystic Ovaries & Uterine Fibroids: Can Surgery Be Avoided?

    Sep 30, 2013 | 10 min
    To avoid surgery, should women consider treatment with bio-identical hormones?Polycystic ovary syndrome and uterine fibroids are two conditions that have women turning to surgery for relief. 5 million women are challenged with Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that causes an imbalance of female sex hormones. This may lead to menstrual cycle changes, cysts in the ovaries, infertility, depression and anxiety. Uterine fibroids are almost always benign tumors that develop in the uterus. 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Not all women have symptoms, but women who do have moderate or severe symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with, ...
  • Menopausal Symptoms: Why Women are Still Suffering

    Sep 30, 2013 | 10 min
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently advises women to use MHT for the shortest time and at lowest dose possible to control menopausal symptoms.When a woman ends her reproductive state, the transition is the result of changes in female hormone production. The hormonal imbalance can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally.According to the National Cancer Institute, menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) provides short-term benefits from debilitating symptoms, like hot flashes, but there are several health concerns associated with its use, including increased risk for certain cancers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently advises women to use MHT for the shortest time and...
  • Exhausted? Diagnosis Your Thyroid Disorder

    Sep 30, 2013 | 10 min
    Do you find yourself feeble and in need of a nap by lunchtime? Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms associated with a thyroid problem.Do you find yourself feeble and in need of a nap by lunchtime? Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms associated with a thyroid problem. The population of misdiagnosed and undiagnosed thyroid patients are growing. A misdiagnosis of a thyroid disorder may be because some symptoms, such as fatigue and weight gain can be attributed to other many other conditions. To make diagnosis even more difficult, some patients do not show any symptoms at all. One of the most obvious issues that is overlooked by patients and practitioners is whether or not you are g...
  • Surgical Cure for Chronic Fatigue & Fibromyalgia?

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Surgery is a treatment option for people suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic pain, although the operation has pros and cons.Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are separate disorders that share many common symptoms. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome in which a person suffers from long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression and anxiety.Surgery is a treatment option for people suffering from the disorders, although the operation has pros and cons. Dr. Decker Weiss weighs out the the benefits and drawbacks to the surgical options. He also shares natural ways for yo...
  • Your Local Health Store Can Impact Your Health Care

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Can your local health store be an alternative for primary care and simple medical issues?According to a survey by the Doctors Company, 60 percent of physicians are concerned that the Affordable Care Act will negatively impact patient care. It is a likely possibility that the supply of doctors will not be able to meet the demand of patients. Can your local health store be an alternative for primary care and simple medical issues like cold and flu, minor sports injuries and headaches?Some stores put their staff through extensive training, which covers herbs, vitamins, minerals, sports nutrition formulas, homeopathic remedies, and beauty aids to better council the customer for their health and ...
  • The Secret to Making Weight Loss FUN

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Weight loss does not have to be a miserable experience. You can work out, eat well, lose weight and enjoy it all.You don't really associate weight loss with fun. The results are a blast, of course: energy, weight loss, fitting into a smaller pant size. But the progress is a grind. Sometimes the "fun" aspects of weight loss are harder to recognize than the not-so-fun parts. But weight loss does not have to be a miserable experience. You can work out, eat well and still enjoy it. Fitness expert, Felicia Romero, and Dr. Decker Weiss share how you can put the fun into fitness with your diet and exercise regimen.
  • Is Your Kid Using Performance Enhancing Drugs?

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    Understanding the warning signs may help you discourage your child from "doping," and avoid the dangerous side effects.More than half of all high school students play on sports teams. Even at that young age, there seems to be more and more of a "win at all cost" mentality. In an attempt to enhance their performance and improve their physique, teen athletes may turn to performance enhancing drugs, such as anabolic steroids and supplements available over the counter like creatine. What type of drugs are teens using, and what is the effect on their health?Unfortunately, PED use is widespread in high schools, colleges and gyms across the United States. Understanding the warning signs may help yo...
  • Cymbalta: The Potential Dangers

    Sep 16, 2013 | 10 min
    The prescription drug Cymbalta can be very expensive and may have some nasty side effects. Is there a better, safer and more natural alternative?Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a prescription drug that is used to treat four major conditions: depression, anxiety, diabetic peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain caused by diabetes), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and stiffness), or chronic (long-lasting) pain related to muscles and bones. How can one drug do so much? If you have been prescribed Cymbalta, you should know exactly what the drug will do to your body before you take it. Cymbalta is an SNRI, or a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Cymbalta is thought to work by affecting the levels of t...

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