Good Nutrition Dr. McKay is a life-long cook, lover of good food and good company, a bit of a science geek, and a devoted nutrition nut. She actually reads cookbooks for pleasure… Biochemically speaking, it is inescapable that “You are what you eat.” Read More >> Questions and Answers about Nutrition Typical questions brought to the clinic may include the following: Is salt good for me or bad for me? What should I do about my cholesterol? Why do I have indigestion … [Read more...] about Nutrition
I am glad to be alive. It’s normal to take this for granted, but it’s wonderful to really feel it. Yes, life is complicated, can be hard, and there are few easy answers. Loss is inevitable. I had a rough year. But it’s good to be alive – very good. So I’ve been thinking about the importance of attitudes. My life, and the lives of patients have taught me that attitudes are not only important, but they can be chosen, developed, and become powerful healing allies. In my medical school thesis … [Read more...] about Gratitude vs. Cynicism, Sappy vs. Sophisticated: Who Wins?
I love to laugh -- who doesn't? And I really love the way I feel after a good long hearty laugh; there's a special sense of well-being that lingers after laughter. The other night I fell asleep still giggling after watching a comedy video; what a weird way to fall asleep, I said to myself, chuckling even more at my own foolishness. The next morning I woke up feeling much more cheery than usual, and my week-long nausea was gone, too. This was not just my imagination or wishful thinking; belly … [Read more...] about The Best Medicine
Dozens of women joined in the audience and on webcams for part two of the BHRT debate on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Suzanne Somers, a long-time advocate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), shared her story with the "Oprah" audience. Robin McGraw, Dr. Phil’s wife and a BHRT patient, and Dr. Christiane Northrup, renowned author and speaker, started the conversation a couple weeks earlier when they joined Oprah to talk about BHRT. Women across the country wrote in to "The Oprah … [Read more...] about BHRT on Oprah – Suzanne Somers Explains Menopause Relief
If you are chlorine-sensitive, or if you don't like to smell like the pool or hot tub for hours afterwards, then this note is for you. I just learned that the #1 most effective chlorine neutralizer is also the #1 cheapest, the #1 most readily available, and the #1 all-around healthiest. Other fans of Linus Pauling will not be surprised to hear that this miracle substance is ... VITAMIN C! May I suggest a chlorine removal shower filter that lasts about 6 months. It is not a carbon filter (they … [Read more...] about Vitamin C for Chlorine Removal