Less Pain, Harder to Kill, More Sanity… I’m IN!

November 17th, 2016

What can strength training do for you? Besides helping you avoid a hip fracture in the future, there are some very handy aspects to being strong.

I have dabbled in all sorts of exercises and modalities, from running to Pilates to Tae Bo and more. I started as a high level gymnast. I then atrophied into a skeleton in my constant pursuit for thinness.

My mother is a smart woman, she required that I take some sort of exercise course each and every quarter throughout college […]

Are you at risk for a broken hip?

November 17th, 2016

Can you squat over a toilet and hover over it without touching the seat? Can you kneel down and then get up off of the ground without using your arms?

If you answered NO to either of these questions, you are living in very dangerous waters.

In medicine we all know one thing: a hip fracture in the elderly is a near death sentence.

Most hips don’t fracture because of the fall. They were ALREADY fractured and they caused the fall.

Hip fracture statistics […]

Thoughts on Grief

November 17th, 2016

I had to say goodbye to my handsome old man companion dog recently.

His name was Barkley and he was the best. He and I spent 17 years together. He was a regal old gent and he passed with such grace. We had a big party, invited friends and family over, and he went surrounded by love.

Barkley was born on the same month and year as my daughter. She has literally spent her entire life with him. I got to be his human for 17 […]

9 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric (curcumin)

November 17th, 2016

Can you guess my favorite herbal medicine? The one herbal supplement that I prescribe to nearly every patient who walks through my clinic door? One of the most widely studied herbs with a proven safety record and margin that I give to my dog, my daughter and take gads of myself?

If you are a patient of mine you’ve likely guessed it by now. My absolute favorite herbal medicine is the color of the sun and has been shown in studies to be advantageous for nearly every […]