Ditch the drugs for low back pain

By Dr. George I. Traitses Ask someone with low back pain what they do to manage the pain, and you’ll usually get one of several responses: endure the pain or take over-the-counter pain medications. And in some cases, their doctor may have prescribed even stronger pain meds such as opioids, which have been in the 

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Magnesium matters

By Dr. George I. Traitses Magnezium is abundant in the body and present in various foods including almonds, spinach, black beans and avocado, among others. But are you eating enough of the right foods to ensure adequate magnesium intake? Your answer matters because the potential health benefits of magnesium are also numerous: prevention of high 

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When the clock’s ticking…

Dr. George I. Traitses Do you feel as if your life is just a ticking clock, day after day, with never enough minutes to get everything done. You’re definitely not alone, but you can separate yourself from the “others” struggling to manage their time by taking these time-saving, sanity-preserving tips to heart: Two birds, one 

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Your obesity impacts your kids

By Dr. George I. Traitses Obese parents, it’s time for a dose of reality: beyond the health risks associated with the excess weight you’re carrying, you’re also doing a major disservice to your children, suggests new research. According to the study, children of obese parents are more likely to experience developmental delays compared to children 

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Don’t ‘dessert’ your weight-loss goals

By Dr. George I. Traitses You’ve committed to losing weight and changing your lifestyle forever. So far, things are going great: You’ve lost 10 pounds and feel like a new person, even with pounds left to lose. Then temptation rears its sugary, carb-loaded head when your co-worker brings in leftover brownies from last night’s party. 

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Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy linked to childhood Autism

By Dr. George I. Traitses According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction.” As of 2016, one in 68 U.S. children suffer from ASD, per the 

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Energy, energy, everywhere – should we be worried?

By Dr. George I. Traitses Radiofrequency electromagnetic energy RF/EMF) is all around us, courtesy of microwave ovens, cellphones and increasingly, the prolific Wi-Fi Hot Spot. In fact, car manufacturers are now making new cars Wi-Fi enabled so you can be surrounded by Wi-Fi at each and every turn (pun intended). The questions is, should we 

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5 Ways to build muscle fast

By Dr. George I. Traitses With all the talk these days about losing weight and burning fat, it’s easy to forget about the importance of building muscle. Whether you’re looking to maximize your metabolism or just look better in front of the mirror, you need muscle to do it. Here are five simple strategies, whether 

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Get those hammies in shape

By Dr. George I. Traitses Anyone who’s ever suffered a hamstring strain or tear understands the importance of keeping your hamstring muscles – on the back of each leg, running from approximately the buttocks to the knee – strong and flexible. Unfortunately, it’s often subject to injury because many people tend to focus on other 

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Lower Sugar = Lower Blood Pressure

By Dr. George I. Traitses Sounds pretty simple, right? Except in a society overwhelmed by processed foods loaded with added sugar, keeping your sugar (or blood pressure) in check can be a major challenge. But let’s leave the topic of limiting sugar consumption from all sources for another day, and instead focus on sugar from 

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