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Why Energy Drinks and Your Children Don’t Mix

Energy drinks won’t only cause your young children to bounce off the walls – they may cause an irregular heartbeat, too. A study recently presented at an American Heart Association (AHA) meeting revealed that children younger than age 6 represented more than 40 percent of the emergency calls to poison centers that were related to … Read More

Can Buttered Coffee Give You a Better Body?

There’s a lot of hype lately about the most recent coffee trend. Take your morning cup-of-joe, add two tablespoons of butter and some oil, and call it Bulletproof Coffee. No doubt it’s an interesting flavor, but it’s the claims of increased energy and weight loss that seem to be giving this morning jolt traction. It’s … Read More

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11 Diet Changes That Help You Fight PMS

Women may think there isn’t much they can do to keep premenstrual syndrome (PMS) under control. It turns out that there are natural ways to control symptoms, such as exercise and a healthy diet. Exercising and eating right can control the bloating, depression, irritability and mood changes associated with PMS. I recommend 30 to 45 minutes … Read More

Coffee vs. Energy Drinks: A Caffeine Wake-Up Call (Video)

Patients often have questions about the safety of coffee, caffeinated soft drinks and other drinks that contain caffeine. I typically tell them that there have been many studies of caffeine over decades, and to date, the vast majority indicate that there is no adverse effect on heart health with normal doses. Energy drinks, on the … Read More

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Dear Diary: What Food Triggered This Migraine?

If you’re one of the more than 35 million Americans who suffer from migraine headaches, you’re painfully aware that no one knows for sure what can trigger them. Especially when it comes to foods. Certain foods are considered potential triggers from anecdotal evidence supplied by migraine sufferers. Figuring out which culprits cause your own headaches … Read More