Friday, July 27, 2018, 2:05pm
Lentils are a fabulous bean — inexpensive and high in protein — that you should consider because recently published research shows eating them significantly cuts down blood sugar.
Friday, July 13, 2018, 2:05pm
As many of you know, I am a great proponent of the Mediterranean diet. I have commonly called it the king of diets, with study after study showing it’s worthwhile. If you Google it, you’ll see what it is — a diet loaded with veggies and fruits, less animal protein, plentiful fish, nuts and olive oil, often accompanied at dinner by a glass of wine.
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 2:05pm
Dear Dr. Zorba: First-time writer, longtime reader. My mom had poor skin, so do I. I can’t sit for long because my underwear bites into my skin. It doesn’t break it — it just itches. I eat well, exercise, am the right weight. No matter what I do, nothing works. I’ve gone to a dermatologist who just...
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 2:05pm
I used to be a smoker. Many of you, my loyal readers, know that. I was a dumb, stupid college student who thought smoking would make me hip and attractive to you know who. I was recently trekking in the Himalayas with a good friend. We were hiking up 3,500 feet to see a fantastic view of peaks...
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:05pm
Do you feel your age? What does that mean when we say it? Usually it’s a pejorative expression meaning you can’t do a certain activity anymore. The aches and pains of arthritis, the curriculum vitae of our injuries, surgeries, and illnesses take a toll on us. But the bigger issue with aging is how...
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:05pm
New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that when it came to calcium supplements, we were wrong.
Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:05pm
Most of us like to be outdoors. That’s why inclement weather, winter winds and cabin fever often take a toll on us.
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 2:05pm
Research out of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland shows that singing might help one’s brain function.
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2:05pm
Cocoa contains flavonoids, which some studies show may promote heart health and good blood pressure, while also guarding against high cholesterol levels, memory problems and even skin wrinkles.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 2:05pm
A recent study out of Sweden showed dog owners live longer. In Sweden, everyone has a national health registry number, making the Swedes experts on following people’s health from birth to death.
Thursday, December 21, 2017, 2:05pm
Perhaps the gift to yourself this year might be a spiritual awakening — a meditation course, that yoga you’ve wanted to do, the Bible study class you didn’t have time for last year. Find something to recharge your soul.
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 2:05pm
Sodas and fruit juices are packed with hidden calories. In fact, every ounce of a regularly sweetened soft drink has about a teaspoon of sugar, 15 calories. So if you drink 32 ounces of Mountain Dew a day, you’re getting 32 teaspoons of sugar — close to 500 calories.
Friday, December 1, 2017, 12:05pm
The progression of a potentially devastating form of partial blindness, wet macular degeneration, can be slowed by taking a supplement loaded with antioxidants, zinc and copper, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal’s Ophthalmology .
Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:05pm
If you’re a diabetic, proceed with caution. You may be overtreating your diabetes — taking too much medicine, pushing your blood sugar too low, overtesting yourself. When reading this column remember you just might get some push back from one of the many clinicians who think lower is always better...
Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:05pm
Recent research from the British Medical Journal shows we could cut down on medical care costs by up to $100 billion if we became a nation of exercisers.
Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:05pm
Every year at this time, I write my column on seasonal affective disorder, nicknamed SAD. And indeed it does make me sad when I think about the upcoming dark days.
Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:50pm
Grief has its own clock, whether for a loved one or a pet. For some, losing a pet is so traumatic that the pleasure of having a dog or cat in the first place just isn’t worth the sorrow. It feels the same as the loss of a spouse.
Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:35pm
The New York Health Department recently issued a caution that mixing copper alloys with food can violate Food and Drug Administration guidelines that say copper shouldn’t come into contact with anything too acidic in regards to food and drink.
Friday, September 22, 2017, 2:05pm
One thing people worry about as they get older is getting Alzheimer’s. Dementia, which is a much more inclusive term, is a major problem today and only will get worse tomorrow. Why? Because we are living longer than ever before and age is the biggest risk factor. It’s a global problem.
Friday, September 15, 2017, 2:05pm
New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a most prestigious journal, shows that children can easily manage the use of two languages. By 20 months, bilingual babies already know something about the differences between the two languages — words and grammar. They can already figure out the complexities of both languages. They implicitly know, for example, that the word "dog" in Portuguese is "cachorro" — and they can use it differently with different people.