Can’t cook but want to eat good stuff – a few tips for this weekend

Can’t cook but want to eat good stuff – a few tips for this weekend

I know there are many of you out there: don’t really know how to cook very well but want to eat healthy organic food and do good to your cells. Here are a few tips from one dilettante cook to another: Cauliflower Snack: READ MORE

Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee but had no time to ask your doctor

Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee but had no time to ask your doctor

Many patients, young and old, ask questions about coffee during their wellness checkups and I am setting some of these popular Q & A here for everyone’s benefit, in case you had no time to ask your doctor: Q: What would you say READ MORE

Why do older people have such a hard time losing weight?

Look at the way multi-billion dollar weight loss industry is booming. Women and men fast, detox, take weight loss supplements, exercise intensely, clip-off portion of their stomachs, and the list goes on and on. It’s not that the older folks don’t lose weight READ MORE

Lunches and Dinners – cook them healthy and lose weight.

Lunches and Dinners – cook them healthy and lose weight.

I love it when editors who are writing articles about healthy living and good food reach out to me for advice – this way I can spread the word beyond our office – to the entire world.  When asked about my favorite healthy READ MORE

Dr.Kogan on Natural Remedies for Winter Colds

Winter is a time when we tend to succumb to respiratory infections, especially when the temperatures are changing abruptly and we are not sure how to dress appropriately for the outdoors. I strongly oppose frivolous use of antibiotics for viral respiratory conditions and READ MORE

The Midwestern Book Review praises ‘Diet Slave No More!’

The Midwestern Book Review praises ‘Diet Slave No More!’

By Diane Donovan – Senior Reviewer at Midwestern Book Review: Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey into Your Self is an unexpected journey in that it’s not another book on “how to diet”. Instead, its holistic approach combines the medical traditions READ MORE

‘Diet Slave No More!’ book garners first reviews..

‘Diet Slave No More!’ book garners first reviews..    Christian Sia:  Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self by Svetlana Kogan, M.D. is one of the best things I have read in a very long time about dieting and READ MORE

Hormones – the minions of teenage reality

Hormones – the minions of teenage reality

In my previous post I claimed that due to functional brain differences, teenagers are living in a reality dramatically different from that of their parents. http://dtpdoctors.com/2015/11/why-our-teenage-kids-live-in-a-different-reality/ Imagine a cartoon of all that. If the explosively emotional limbic brain can be visualized as the READ MORE

Why our teenage kids live in a different reality

Why our teenage kids live in a different reality

This is my sixth installment, as a doctor and as a mom of two kids, on a topic, which is so hot for so many of us: our teen kids. My original post, which can be found here http://dtpdoctors.com/2015/10/leave-me-alone-i-can-manage-my-own-stuff/ has stirred a lot READ MORE

Is your child a loner that gets picked on?

Is your child a loner that gets picked on?

My discourses are moving on to the life of the 6-10 year old kids, which I find quite remarkable. This age is one of the brick-stones that lay the foundation of the teenage behavior, which we were discussing in our previous articles. I READ MORE

“Mom, where do kids come from?”

“Mom, where do kids come from?”

“Mom, where do kids come from?” My curious 4-year old daughter was looming over my head while I was checking out my Facebook messages in bed. I was unsure how to answer for a moment. A part of me wanted to tell a READ MORE

Your 2-6 years old kids are walking around in a hypnotic trance

Your 2-6 years old kids are walking around in a hypnotic trance

Scientific Fact: “The predominant delta and theta activity expressed by children younger than six signifies that their brains are operating at levels below consciousness.” Bruce Lipton, PhD, developmental biologist  I know, you are wondering how this third post relates to the original one about outrageous adolescent behavior READ MORE

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