5 Simple Tips to Maintain a Youthful Appearance

To varying degrees, many of us are concerned with trying to maintain a youthful appearance especially when it involves our face.  As a physician who offers cosmetic procedures such as Botox® along with hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm®, I can tell you that these products are only growing in popularity—even in the Edmonton area among… Read More

Natural Remedies for Arthritis Pain Relief?

For those looking for natural arthritis treatments or joint pain remedies the task can be daunting.  Chances are if you’re searching Google for joint pain supplements, you’re going to land on a page that’s trying to sell you something…  This isn’t one of those pages. Osteoarthritis (not to be confused with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune… Read More

Does Weather Affect Your Arthritis Pain?

One common question patients often ask themselves is if cold weather actually makes their arthritic joints ache?  Is there any scientific merit behind what many either consider just a wives’ tale or simply common sense? According to various research studies, I’m not alone.  Studies suggest that people who have arthritis often assert that weather conditions… Read More

Green Coffee Bean Extract for Weight Loss?

For those of you who’re interested in shedding a few pounds–whether your motivation comes from wanting to improve your overall health or simply look better at the beach this summer, the coffee bean just keeps giving and giving… Previously, I wrote about how coffee mannans (coffee mannooligosaccharides) which are basically an indigestible component found in… Read More

Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss?

Obesity is an ongoing problem in developed nations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the past 20 years.  From their research, there are only two States that have a prevalence of obesity less than 20% (Colorado and the… Read More

Does Raspberry Ketone in Supplements Promote Weight Loss?

Dietary supplements containing raspberry ketone (RK) recently experienced a massive surge in popularity following some discussion on the Dr. Oz show which suggested that it is effective for promoting weight loss. In many ways, Dr. Oz’s show probably has some level of influence on supplements that Oprah’s show had on books.  I didn’t actually watch… Read More

Probiotic Chewing Gum with Lactobacillus Improves Morning Breath

Just when you though you’ve heard of everything, researchers from the University of Copenhagen published the results of a study on the effects of probiotic chewing gum (containing lactobacillus reuteri) on morning breath. Morning breath is basically a euphemism for bad breath or as it’s known clinically, halitosis.  Typically, halitosis is worse in the morning… Read More