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Words with David

Coping with Holiday Stress

We’ve been talking about the significance of stress, the negative effects it has on our body and the ways we can balance it. In my new book “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful,” I discuss what I refer to as the two flavors of stress: emotional and physical.
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Stress Prevention: Go Beyond Surviving the Holiday Season

Did You Know: The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60% of all human illness and disease. Both directly and indirectly, stress has a profound impact on health and wellbeing, and we are only beginning to fully understand how this works.
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Healthy Aging Month: Longevity & Prevention

In our society, more and more Americans young and old are seeking out ways to remain youthful, vibrant and healthy. Organic farmers and grocers are finding ways to meet the demands of a growing number of interested consumers, while physicians and other health professionals are educating patients on the benefits of new and innovative methods...
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Healthy Aging Month: Natural Ways to Prevent Chronic Pain

You hold many of the keys to alleviating chronic pain. It comes down to the basics, and that’s because it works. What we eat and our level of activity are important factors to help YOU to remain strong and healthy. In my new book “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining...
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Baby Boomers: Living With Aging Parents

With how fast the field of medicine is evolving, more and more Americans are living longer, and as I hope, aging gracefully. For those of us baby boomers who are still lucky enough to have our parents around, the chances of us having to care for them as we age increases.
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Changes to Make in Your 30s for Healthier Aging

I try to encourage everyone I meet to start now while you’re young – meaning as early as your 30s. As a Geriatrician, by the time I meet a new patient in the “back nine” of their life, it’s sometimes challenging to get a person to change their habits. It can be done, but it’s...
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Healthy Ways to Kick a Sweet Tooth

In the sweets chapter of my new book, The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful, I explore the evidence behind poor food choices and how they impact bodily functions. You are what you eat, so don’t be fast, cheap, easy or fake!
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Sex … It is Hardly Ever Just About Sex

In my new book, “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful,” I talk about intimacy and companionship as part of my formula to remain youthful and AGE GRACEFULLY.® In the Sex chapter, I discuss several patient encounters where sexuality later in life is as important and meaningful as it ever...
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Good Health Comes to Those Who Sweat

In my new book “The Power of 5: The Ultimate Formula for Longevity & Remaining Youthful,” I talk about the importance of sweat and physical activity as part of my formula to remain youthful and AGE GRACEFULLY®. In the sweat chapter, I focus on the many factors that have changed the way we live.
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