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Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. While general anxiety disorder is the most common form of anxiety, there are numerous others including, panic disorder, phobic related disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  In a 2020 survey, 62% of respondents reported some degree of anxiety.  An estimated 31% of all […]

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Coffee for the Kidneys

As you might likely imagine, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world.  It contains a variety of compounds including caffeine, diterpenes and chlorogenic acid, all of which fully develop with the bean roasting process.  There is a growing list of benefits for daily and up to moderate consumption including risk reduction […]

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Women are more susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs) than men and 20%-30% of women have recurrent UTIs. Pregnant women, children, postmenopausal women with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), elderly individuals with indwelling catheters and patients with neuropathic bladder are at increased risk of UTIs.  They are prevalent in young women and young men and […]

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It’s fall.  I live in the Pacific Northwest and apples are a big deal here.  They are prolific and yummy and I have several apple trees in my small orchard.  I have buckets and buckets of them and my daily harvest reminds me of growing up on the Oregon Coast with a mother who said […]

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There’s been a lot of thought and discussion since the beginning of the Covid pandemic about self-care.  The pandemic has affected women in some heightened ways.  Women are more likely to be the care giver for children who have been at home due to no day care, or at home with virtual school.  Women are […]

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a very common condition in the U.S.  It’s been reported that 25-40% of Americans experience symptomatic GERD at some point and approximately 7-10% experience symptoms of GERD on a daily basis. I can confirm this in my clinical practice. Many individuals control their symptoms with over the counter (OTC) […]

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Current  exercise mantras for optimum health benefits and for some time now has been 150-300 minutes/week of moderate physical activity OR 75-150 minutes of vigorous activity per week.  This current study asked the question, is vigorous physical activity (versus moderate activity) associated with lower risk for death? Researchers analyzed data from more than 400,000 residents […]

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The fruit and flowers of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) have been traditionally used to treat and help to prevent common colds and the flu. Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America.  Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry, and European black elderberry native to a large area of North America east of the Rocky […]

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