Dr. Friedman’s Health Blog

Prebiotics: How to feed your friendly gut flora

By: Dr. David Friedman

Probiotics have earned much attention in recent health news for their gut protecting benefits. If you’re not yet familiar with them, probiotics are the healthy bacteria living in your digestive tra...

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Autoimmune Disease: Why The Body Attacks Itself?

By: Dr. David Friedman

We hear about autoimmune diseases much more often than we used to. In fact, autoimmune diseases are considered the second highest cause of chronic illness, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. With all the different conditions that fall into this ...

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PROBIOTICS: EVERYTHING you need to know!

By: Dr. David Friedman

Probiotics are the latest health buzz, and deservingly so. They are the “good” bacteria in your gut that can help keep your microbiome   population in balance.  Your gut also contains “bad” bacteria which, unfortunately for some people, o...

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Turmeric: The Spice of Life!

By: Dr. David Friedman

Turmeric, which has the scientific name Curcuma longa,  has been used for 4,000 years as a preventive and healing agent. It is the main spice in curry and could be the most powerful healing herb on the planet. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, ...

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Exercise makes you GAIN weight!

By: Dr. David Friedman

It’s that time again: “New Year, New You!”  Over two hundred million people in the U.S have made a 2017 New Year’s resolution and 80% of those include losing weight and exercising.  There are more gym memberships started in January than a...

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Combating HO HO HOliday Stress!

By: Dr. David Friedman

In-laws, shopping, traffic, traveling, wrapping, parties… and a partridge in a pear tree.   ‘Tis the season to be stressed!  More heart attacks occur during the holidays than any other time of the year. In addition to the negative effects stress has...

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Losing Sleep Over Lack of Sleep?

By: Dr. David Friedman

To remain active as you age, you need to sleep more!  That sounds like an oxymoron, but it makes perfect sense. Sleep is your body’s way of decompressing and rejuvenating.  Similar to turning off your car at night to avoid overheating the engine and batter...

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Summer Health Myths, Busted!

By: Dr. David Friedman

You need 8 glasses of water a day to avoid dehydration.   This is not true.  The human body is aprox 70% water and this fluid is vital to the function of all our organ systems.  A good rule of thumb this summer is to  drink half y...

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Sunblock – Enemy or Protector?

By: Dr. David Friedman

Rates of melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – have tripled over the past three decades. Ironically, sunscreen sales have quadrupled during this time. In addition to lotions, sun protection is commonly added to shampoo, makeup, lipstick, nail polish and&...

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STRESS: The health risks and what you can do about it

By: Dr. David Friedman

Stress!  It creeps up on you the moment you wake up.  You reflexively unlock your phone and check for emails, texts and tasks: things you should have done yesterday,  meeting requests,  bills to pay, deadlines to meet.  According to a 2014 study p...

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Five Health Benefits of Taking Naps

By: Dr. David Friedman

Research from the National Sleep Foundation found 70 percent of American adults are sleep deprived, or average less than seven hours of sleep per night. Sleeping less than eight hours on any given day can lead to, among other things, a weakening of cognitive processes.  S...

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Fad Diets Don’t Work: 5 Ways to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyl...

By: Dr. David Friedman

As many of us have learned the hard way, trying to get healthy by starting some new diet or workout routine that promises fast results just doesn’t work. Sure, we may experience some healthy benefits at first, such as rapid weight loss or increased energy, but these prog...

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