Healthy Living

Ask the doctors: Glycemic index is useful for monitoring blood sugar

Dear Doctor: I've been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it ...

Ask the Doctors: Debating the benefits of eating six small meals a day

Dear Doctor: I’ve been hearing that eating six small meals per day instead of three large ones is better for your health and even helps with weight loss. When I try it, thoug ...

Feeling blue? Hunkering down? How to make it better

Depression can be daunting. Some people feel bad for good reasons: a dead end job, or loss of a job; a bad relationship, or loss of a relationship; illness or physical injury. Olde ...

PPI acid blockers may raise risk of stroke

Most of you assume that if a medication is sold over-the-counter (OTC) it’s safe, but that’s not true. Even OTC drugs are drug muggers of nutrients that you need to pre ...

Mild exercise, alternative therapies can relieve back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have frequent back pain. I usually take acetaminophen (the Tylenol brand), but I hear it may not be effective for back pain. Is there anything to that? DEAR READ ...

Headaches connected to low thyroid hormones

I like saying I told you so, because it means you got my help years ahead of everyone else. And in this case, it’s about headaches and migraines, and how this condition is ti ...