The recent reports of high lead levels in the water in Flint, MI are shocking. Most concerning is the fact that this danger was not publicized immediately – so action could have been taken to protect the citizens there. In our society, it is impossible to avoid exposure to these toxic metals. Lead was used
“You have cancer.” Three little words, terrifying to their core. Have you or a loved one heard those words? Did they shake your foundations, make you wonder if you would live long enough to see next year, next month? One in three will hear those words in their lifetimes. Shocking!
Are you hanging on for dear life? Stress is certainly a part of our lives, and some stress can be good for you. For example, using your muscles will make them stronger. Walking and running and jumping put stress on your bones and make them stronger. But, too many of us are stressed out! And
There was a health fair this weekend here in Lynchburg. Seven families were shocked to find out that a loved one had a high blood sugar. Two kids and five adults now have a life-changing diagnosis. None of these people suspected they had a problem. How could this be? Typically, people associate diabetes with symptoms
When I ask about my patients’ eating habits, many parents tell me that their child “hates vegetables” or “only likes carrots dipped in ranch dressing” or “loves French fries, but nothing else”. Moms hate going to the effort of preparing a lot of vegetable dishes when nobody at home will eat them. Sound familiar? Vegetables
If only it were easy to fall asleep easily every night and stay that way until you naturally wake up at dawn! We used to sleep like babies (well, some of us, anyways). But for many, there is no rest for the weary. Sleep deprivation can have profound effects not only on your moods, but
Around here, school starts in mid-August, and tomorrow is the first day back. Although many schools are serving more salads and options, there are still plenty of less than healthy food options on the lunch menu. What are you to do? Your kids learn better in school when they have balanced meals containing protein (eggs,