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Top 3 Exciting Breakthroughs in Modern Medicine

Top 3 Exciting Breakthroughs in Modern Medicine

One of the things I love most about medicine is the breakneck speed at which it advances. New discoveries are being made everyday, and technology is constantly being incorporated in thrilling and innovative ways. Here are my top three exciting breakthroughs in modern...

Where Your Donation Dollars Do the Most Good

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by all the awful things happening in the world. Climate change, war, poverty, natural disasters… Sometimes life feels like a constant barrage of really bad news. In the face of so much suffering, many of us feel compelled to help. But...

Top 5 Biggest Health Misconceptions

We are truly living in the age of information. Thanks to the internet and the ubiquity of smartphones, everything you want to know (and a lot of stuff you don’t) is only a few clicks away. But if there’s one lesson you learn when spending time online, it’s this: Don’t...

The Roadmap to Winning

I believe that health is the most important tool you have in your quest to win – to win at what matters most to you. Hence my tagline, “when you’re healthy, you can win!” But health is more than just the absence of disease. And it’s more than just not being sick....

Could Your Annual Physical Be Missing Something

For many men, the annual physical is the only time they see a medical professional all year. And, while they may have a rote conversation with their doctor and receive a basic exam, most of these men will walk out of the clinic knowing just as little about their...

Do Fat-Burning Supplements Really Work

The rise of social media has taken the marketing of weight loss supplements to a whole new level. So-called “influencers” ranging from movie stars to fitness gurus use their platforms to hawk products to their many followers, claiming they themselves use and benefit...

Scientifically-Validated Six-Pack Diet Techniques

Women aren’t the only ones who are constantly bombarded with seemingly unattainable body images. You only need to turn on your TV or flip open a men’s magazine to see shirtless guys with bulging biceps and washboard abs. First of all, remind yourself that those guys...

5 Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Hormone imbalance is an issue often discussed in women’s health, but it’s a problem for men, too. Remember puberty? Your hormones were going crazy, and it probably affected your quality of life. As you age, your hormone levels can get similarly out of whack, causing...

Top 3 Food Documentaries to Change Your Diet Forever

More and more people are stopping to consider where their food comes from, as well as the effect their dietary choices may be having on their health. Perhaps you’re considering modifying the way you eat but aren’t sure about the best way to educate yourself. With all...

Is All This Buzz About CBD Legit? A Post in Honor of 4/20 Day

The short answer is – yes. CBD, cannabidiol, can help with many medical issues, just not as many as you see claims about. But I want to focus on what it CAN do to help you – not what it can’t. And, most importantly, how it is different from THC and how to identify...

3 Research-Proven Ways to Increase Life Expectancy

Given the constant advances in science, medicine, and technology, you’d think the average life expectancy in the United States would increase every year, right? Wrong. According to reports released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in late 2018,...

Top Health Risks for Men: 6 Key Threats to Be Aware of

Men experience worse long-term health than women and die on average six years earlier, according to men’s health awareness organization the Movember Foundation. Worse, this gap in life expectancy has been increasing in recent years. Why is this? Part of the reason may...

Healthy(ish) Super Bowl Drinks for Your Big Party

Whether your favorite team makes it to the big game or not (as an Angeleno who used to live in New Orleans, I am still reeling from their playoff game), the Super Bowl is an excellent excuse to throw a party. This year, why not skip boring old beer and go for...

Ditching the Snacks for Foods That Help You Focus

Unhealthy snacking can undermine even the most well-intentioned person. When you’re hungry, all dietary intentions fly out the window. Do you find yourself hitting the vending machine every afternoon in an effort to power through the work day, only to crash an hour...

3 Coping Skills for Depression That Help You Take Back Control

Given the current political landscape and post-holiday season, it’s hard to avoid feeling depressed and anxious sometimes. But what if these feelings are more than just occasional? According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide...

Strengthening Your Thinking Ability: 5 Tricks to Faster Thinking

The signs of physical aging tend to be pretty obvious—hair thins and/or turns grey, joints get creaky, muscles start to lose their definition. But when it comes to the impact of growing older on your brain, things aren’t always so clear. Maybe the right word is always...

Top 5 Supplements to Increase Sex Drive

Supplements can be a powerful tool for helping you achieve your goals, especially when you follow a regimen that’s tailored to meet your specific needs. I’ve written about supplements a lot—you can read about some of my general favorites here, and I’ve also listed...

Men’s Health: Three Tests That Could Save Your Life

If you’re relying on the basic tests you get at your annual physical to measure your health, you may not be seeing the whole picture. Many diseases won’t be caught, much less prevented, by the American Medical Associations’s standard of care testing. Or maybe you...

The Mindfulness Meditation Apps You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

Regular readers of this blog are likely familiar with my passionate belief in the power of mindfulness. When it comes to keeping your stress levels in check—whether at work or elsewhere —mindfulness meditation has been scientifically proven to be effective. In one...

Are You in a Slump? Try These 4 Foods That Improve Mood

Feeling low lately? You’re not the only one. According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression, a condition that, unlike the normal and temporary response to life’s challenges, can become a serious and...

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