Eat meals fresh and avoid reheating

Eat meals fresh and avoid   reheating

There is a growing tendency on social media to share recipes for the preservation and consuming of food leftovers, especially after holidays and parties. This particular food fad bothers me as a holistic physician. One of the tenets of living healthy is to READ MORE

Viral Pandemic – a holistic perspective

Viral Pandemic – a holistic   perspective

Although novel corona-virus Covid-19 is a rapidly evolving situation, we all been informed of the daily status via TV, internet, and print. As this pandemic unravels, there are two important holistic observations I would like to make: Number one: Panic kills people. There READ MORE

Can manicure cause age spots or cancer?

Can manicure cause age spots or cancer?

Patient asked: I like to get my nails done around the holidays, but I heard on the news that the UV lamps at nail salons may cause age spots and even skin cancer. Do I really have to worry about this? Dr.Kogan: While READ MORE

Proud to have my practice certified by SouthWest Florida Blue Zones Project.

Proud to have my practice certified by SouthWest Florida Blue Zones Project.

When I came upon Blue Zones Book and read up on their project, it immediately struck the chord with me and my life philosophy. It was so great to realize that there were like-minded people living right next door to me who care READ MORE

Travelling with a gassy stomach

Travelling with a gassy stomach

Patient Asked: Every time I fly, I get very gassy. I’ve tried avoiding fiber and gassy foods, but it does not work. Our vacation is coming up. Is there anything I can do? My Opinion: This is actually a very common problem and READ MORE

Holistic Tips for Plantar Fasciitis

Holistic Tips for Plantar Fasciitis

A common summer complaint I encounter in my medical practice is the searing foot pain in one heel, especially when people step out of bed. The cause of such pain may be plantar fasciitis, inflammation of the thick band of connective tissue on READ MORE

Holistic options available for GERD sufferers

Holistic options available for GERD sufferers

Question was asked via website: I have read a lot about the dangers of acid reflux medications. Are there any natural fixes that will help? My opinion: You are right to be leery of proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers. Their chronic use READ MORE

Common Low Back Pain

Common Low Back Pain

Question was asked via my website: Over the past month, I have been experiencing severe lower back pain while lying in bed. I have no idea what’s causing it since I have not done any heavy lifting or unusual activity. Some nights the READ MORE

SOS for a throbbing tooth!

SOS for a throbbing tooth!

Question from the website: I have a sharp pain in one of my teeth. I am allergic to benzocaine, so I can’t use over-the-counter numbing gels. What else can I try? Every toothache merits a visit to the dentist to rule out serious READ MORE

Holistic Solutions to Summertime Skin Concerns

Holistic Solutions to Summertime Skin Concerns

I wanted to highlight some of the common summertime skin concerns and my holistic solutions for some of them. This one seemed suitable as this was a recent question asked on my website: “About a week ago I noticed a big red pimple READ MORE

Holistic Care for your Tummy in the summer

Holistic Care for your Tummy in the summer

Sensitive stomach is a common summertime malady. People with upset digestive system tend to feel more bloated and have more loose stools in the hotter months of the year. This often has to do with the surge in the serotonin levels as these READ MORE

Can Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements be toxic?

I received this online question: I started taking an Omega-3 fish oil supplement because I heard it helps lower risk for a heart attack.  But now I am hearing that some of these pills are tainted with toxic chemicals.  Should I toss mine? READ MORE

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