July 29, 2016

The Sunscreen You Use Matters More Than You Think

The hotter it is, the more we think about sunscreen, and it has been hot here lately! Sunscreen ingredients and effectiveness vary widely.  Most people don’t think about the sunscreen that they choose beyond the SPF on the bottle and maybe the price. Were you aware that the SPF has nothing to do with protection against skin cancer? There are a lot more factors to consider. The two major categories of sunscreen on the market […]
February 15, 2020

CBD Oil and Gummies-Good or Not?

CBD oil and gummies are everywhere these days, including the corner store and at Grandma’s house.  CBD or Cannabidiol is a component of the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa).  Initial research shows that CBD is safe and effective for a myriad of health conditions such as pain relief, reducing inflammation, easing anxiety, and as a sleep aid.  CBD is mainly used as a holistic or alternative medicine treatment to help balance the body’s internal systems.  Hemp […]
March 19, 2020

Prevent and Treat Covid-19 (and Other Viruses) Naturally

This past weekend in the U.S. we transitioned from Covid-19 being a nuisance to our daily routine to community quarantine with schools, movie theaters, churches, and gyms closing.  Although there are still relatively few diagnosed cases in the US, the numbers have been climbing.  Most of us are limiting our exposure, but some daily interaction with other people is inevitable unless you and your entire family are quarantined at home. If you do get sick, […]
March 31, 2020

Keep Your Doctor’s Appointment and It Won’t Cost A Penny!

  As a small business and healthcare provider, the first thing I did when the COVID-19 epidemic hit was to figure how I could continue to care for my patients.  To my pleasure and surprise, MOST of the major insurers are covering telehealth and phone consultation visits as if they were done in the office.  This applies to “sick” visits with an in-network provider, not preventative medicine or physicals.  I am not sure how it […]