What to do about arthritis flares!

Joint Pain

“I have arthritis and am sometimes in constant pain. I thought maybe it was gluten related so I eat gluten free bread but that didn’t help. The doctor says I have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and none of the medicine is working. What do I do?” Continue reading

Medications are an expensive proposition – in more ways than one.

shutterstock_129916589-mDo you grind your teeth every time you have to fill a prescription?  Maybe you have really good insurance or maybe you don’t have any insurance at all. Maybe you have insurance but the co-pay is taking you to your knees. Got plenty of extra cash? Your attitude will likely depend on how sick you are (or will be) and the state of your bank account. Continue reading

How to eat healthy on a limited budget

Empty Wallet
“I am single, on a very limited budget, and buy the cheapest food I can. Over the last year I have gained a lot of weight I need to get rid of. The food your book says to avoid just happens to be the stuff I can afford. How can a person eat healthy on a limited budget?”

Semi-regularly I write a column in the Montgomery County News responding to questions posed by my readers. This reader has a dilemma shared by many, what the heck to eat when the wallet is usually empty. Continue reading

What bothers men the most? A big waist or erectile dysfunction?

There seems to be no end to the number of ailments aggravated or caused by diet. And it seems to be tough for people to give up eating the stuff they just love in the interest of  avoiding body fat or an ailment. But some ailments, particularly for men, are harder to ignore.  

In my experience, women are very much more concerned about their body fat than men. Dissatisfaction with weight is a perpetual subject of discussion among women; usually a “Do you think I look fat?” thing. Women join together in weight loss support groups. But for men, erectile dysfunction is another matter. Continue reading