Depression – Part 1

These next two columns I am devoting to the subject of depression. I have chosen to give the topic so much space because of the very high number of anti-depressants that are being prescribed. Anti-depressants are the fasted selling drugs on the market – and that worries me. Too many people are becoming dependent on […]

Acne Rosacea

Just when you thought all that yucky teenage stuff was behind you forever, you get up one morning, look in the mirror and there you are: your nose and face are red, you have unsightly bumps and you wonder what’s going on. No, you’re not reverting to your teenage years but you are experiencing that […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large percentage of the population. Fully 30 – 50 percent of all referrals to a gastroenterologist are for IBS. It is often diagnosed by cramps in the lower abdomen, diarrhea, constipation, gas or bloating. Some people may actually limit their day-to-day movements according to the location of the nearest […]

Menopause – Part 4

This is the fourth article in a series on Menopause. This time I want to talk about supplements. Products vary widely in strength and bio-availability. It’s important to search for a good source that you can trust when you’re taking supplements. I have had many patients tell me they tried a therapeutic that didn’t work. […]