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Should I take a statin?

Should I take a statin?

A statin medication is a treatment for high cholesterol, a treatment for heart disease, for stroke, or to prevent these by a combination of lowering cholesterol, especially LDL and reducing inflammation and stabilizing plaque in the arteries. Statins include...

Sinus problems, Nasal Allergy Treatment, Natural

Sinus problems, Nasal Allergy Treatment, Natural

There is a natural approach that I recommend to my Family Medicine patients in Culver City and Beverly Hills that present with sinus problems, nasal allergies, and nasal congestion.    It is called sinus irrigation.   Simply put, flushing out your nasal passages...

What To Do and How To Cure A  Stomach Ache

What To Do and How To Cure A Stomach Ache

When a patient has a stomach ache, it can be confusing, worrisome etc and I try to help them find a stomach ache remedy as quick as possible. Often the first reaction is:  "it must be something I ate"--i.e. food poisoning. But usually it's not.  Stomach flu or...

Can You Out Run a Bad Diet?

Can You Out Run a Bad Diet?

  Or in other words, is the key to losing weight exercise, what you eat, neither or both? A recent article sheds some light on this. The authors conclude that research supports the conclusion that eating too much sugar, too many carbs is the reason for rampant...

Upper Respiratory Infections. Colds, Sinus, Cough

Upper Respiratory Infections. Colds, Sinus, Cough

Everyone gets upper respiratory infections (URI's).  They're common and they're annoying.  Most are caused by viruses that you pick up from another person at work or at home.   Rarely are they serious. URI's take 3-10 days to go away, on average.  Sometimes a cough...

Probiotics and Mood

Probiotics and Mood

I recommend probiotics in my practice for a number of reasons.  I advise them for people who need to take antibiotics in order to counteract the negative effects of the antibiotics on the healthy bowel bacteria.   I also advise them for patients with low level...