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

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

“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

“Human language please”, she demanded, shutting my journal.

“Human language please”, she demanded, shutting my journal.

     Scientific Fact: Recent research found teenage brain to have a dramatic mismatch between the developments of limbic and prefrontal cortices. I was reading this excerpt from a June issue of Scientific American to a non-scientist friend of mine and she was READ MORE

Leave Me Alone! I Can Manage My Own Stuff!

Leave Me Alone! I Can Manage My Own Stuff!

Leave Me Alone! I Can Manage My Own Stuff! Shocked and upset, I was standing in the hallway of our apartment, staring at a closed door. Not some stranger’s daughter – my own daughter’s door. I was me, whom she was addressing the READ MORE

The Zen of Relaxation

The Zen of Relaxation

Being a New Yorker… It is a rich and awesome experience infused with the best cultural venues the world has to offer. We’ve got it all here at our fingertips: museums, theaters, opera, concert halls… But we are also the hardest working people READ MORE