August 18, 2018 - Saturday
Home / North Palm Beach Edition (page 3)

North Palm Beach Edition

You Deserve a Break Today…

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ...) Most studies indicate that we operate at our best when we have sufficient rest. Our bodies were not created to be able to go without stopping and taking a break. We were designed to wear down, be refreshed, and go again. Rest is important for all areas of our lives... Physically. Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same area of the brain. Sleep releases hormones that control appetite. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat. And a 2010 study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night. Emotionally. Sleep and stress have similar affects on your cardiovascular stress. Being well rested can reduce stress levels and improve your overall health. Mentally. Lack of sleep can make it difficult for you to concentrate and retain information. When you sleep, your brain goes through all the activities and impressions of the day which is important for memory formation. But what’s most interesting about rest, is that God knew the importance of rest long before the golden arches recommended it. God created us with the need for rest; He modeled it and even commanded it. His Model “By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV) God didn’t NEED rest. But he CHOSE to rest – giving us an example to follow. Think about this: if the Creator of the heavens and earth and the Sustainer of all living things was able to rest, then I think I could carve out some time to make sure I’m resting, too. His Command ““Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” (Exodus 20:8-11) This, by the way, is in the Ten Commandments. Consider this: of all the possible things God could tell us to do – if you pared them down to the “top ten”, most of us would start with the Ten Commandments. And one of the top ten things God tells us to do is: REST. As God’s creation, He knows us better than we know ourselves. He designed us and put us together so He knows exactly what we need. And with all that knowledge and wisdom, what does He tell us to do? Rest. We should be working hard to make sure that we rest daily (getting a good night’s sleep); rest weekly (taking at least one day off from work); and rest annually (retreating for an extended time of refreshment).

I know it’s ironic to quote a famous fast-food chain advertisement in a health and wellness magazine, but on this one – they got it right! They understood one of the most overlooked principles of our health: the need for rest. (How they recommend fulfilling that need, and what many others think is where we differ…) Most studies indicate that …

Read More »

It’s Hot Everywhere in July

Hot in July

Brent Myers Have you noticed that Summer has arrived? If you haven’t, just wait, you will. This is how I can usually tell that our wonderful south Florida Summer has come: when I bathe, get dressed, walk outside the house thirty feet to my car and when I get in – I feel like someone has rubbed a glazed doughnut …

Read More »

Can I Ever Get Off Medication for my Anxiety (or Depression)?

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology

Michael Cohen, Director and Chief of Neurotechnology One of the most frequent questions I hear from people seeking help for anxiety or depression is: Can I ever get off my medication? Some have tried stopping medications and struggled badly. Often they’re resigned to taking drugs, even though those drugs may not work very well or may have unpleasant side effects. …

Read More »

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Spinal Decompression

It’s Time to Take Another Look at Spinal Decompression

One solution I can offer patients with low-back pain is spinal decompression. When buying a car, you look for features such as comfort and looks. When buying a computer, you look for memory and speed. With decompression, you should do similar research to find machines that offer superior results, like The DRX9000. Surprisingly, chiropractors did not invent decompression. It was …

Read More »

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

How Doctors Choose Surgeons

By David A. Goldman MD – When it’s time to have an elective surgical procedure how would you choose a surgeon? Most people will ask friends and family, others may do their own internet research. When I needed a hernia repair, I did what all other doctors do – I asked another doctor. Not just any doctor, but in this …

Read More »

GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy that Treats Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

GAINSWave is a Revolutionary New Therapy

What causes ED? As men age, the vessels in the penis weaken, contract and fill with micro-plaque just as they do elsewhere in the body. This prohibits men from achieving an erection or decreases the firmness of a man’s erection. At the same time, the penis decreases in sensitivity, making it harder to achieve a pleasurable orgasm. Finally, the time …

Read More »

Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Little-Known VA Pension Can Be a Life-Saver

Written By Thomas Gregory – U.S. Navy Veteran Established in 1952 under Title 38 of the United States Code, Congress created two types of benefits for war Veterans and their survivors within the Department of Veteran Affairs. The first is “compensation for service-related disability or death” and second, “a pension for non-service connected disability or death”. A little-known VA pension, …

Read More »

Pain Relief Treatment From the Leaders in the Industry

Pain Relief Treatment From the Leaders in the Industry

Treating the underlying cause of acute pain and chronic discomfort is essential. Having a comprehensive evaluation to define your level of nerve damage, inflammation, and degenerative disease are critical steps to improving your outcome. An experienced physician will walk you through the best treatment options available depending on your specific circumstances after they determine and streamline your underlying diagnosis. When …

Read More »

Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

Laser Therapy for Hair Loss: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Alan J. Bauman, MD, ABHRS Board-Certified Hair Restoration Physician Laser therapy has been shedding light on hair loss since the 1990’s, but today, it’s a key weapon in the hair restoration physician’s arsenal. Providing energy to hair follicles, getting them to grow a thicker, healthier hair has gotten easier and more efficient with the advent of more powerful, …

Read More »

4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

4 Things You Should Know About Medical Marijuana

#1 WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE & HOW DOES IT WORK? There are two different forms of medical treatment through cannabis. The first is the natural marijuana plant that contains both CBD and THC, and the second is the altered version of the plant that has been through a hybrid process to lighten the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) level. CBD or cannabinoids can treat …

Read More »

ALLERGY INDUCED ASTHMA

ALLERGY INDUCED ASTHMA

Do you have asthma? It’s a disorder that’s very common, with an estimated 25 million people in the United States alone suffering from this breathing problem. That’s 1 in 12 people, according to the Center For Disease Control. There are a few different categories of how asthma occurs, but many people have what is called ‘allergy induced asthma.” This means …

Read More »

Sun Safety: Protect Yourself & Your Family Against Harmful Rays

Protect Yourself & Your Family Against Harmful Rays

Most of us know that melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. The reason we hear so much advice on wearing sunscreen, sunglasses, and avoiding over sun exposure between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, is due to the sun’s harmful UV rays during the time when the sun is the highest in the sky. What is UV Radiation? …

Read More »

How The DRX9000™ Repairs Herniated and Bulging Discs and Relieves Pain

DRX9000

Over 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at one time or another in their lives. Unfortunately, spinal discomfort tends to become progressively worse and can become chronic if left untreated. Some of the most common reasons for backaches are trauma or sports-related injury, lifting heavy objects, improper spinal posture, poor sleeping posture, and motor vehicle accidents. The …

Read More »

Europe’s Coveted Fat Reducing Procedure: Wanted by Countless Patients

Europe’s Coveted Fat Reducing Procedure: Wanted by Countless Patients

Many individuals struggle with losing and sticking to a weight loss plan. With the sheer number of people discouraged with the scale and the stubborn areas of fat that don’t seem to budge, the disappointment from carrying around excess pounds can be overwhelming. Doctors notice the frustration is not only geared towards female patients, but men as well, and all …

Read More »

Don’t Give Up!

Don’t Give Up!

Brent Myers OK. So here we are… five months into a new year. How are things working out for you? Did you set goals for making this year the best year ever? Did you have dreams and ambitions to make this year different? Did you plan on making things better? Well… how are you doing? Too often we wait until …

Read More »

The $400 Million Dollar Lesson

The $400 Million Dollar Lesson

“5X Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield’s home is up for auction this Friday at 2:00pm.” How is that even possible I pondered? My heart was breaking as I stared at Huffington Posts online article that Wednesday afternoon. What could I do? How could I help my sports hero Evander Holyfield? At the time, I was the founder and CEO of Crown …

Read More »

What Is Bell’s Palsy?

What Is Bell's Palsy?

By Lauren R. Rosecan, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. Bell’s palsy is a nerve problem that affects the muscles of your face. It causes weakness or partial paralysis of the muscles on one side of your face. With Bell’s palsy, your eyelid may not close properly and your smile may seem uneven. Bell’s palsy usually affects adults only. It is more likely …

Read More »

How Can Dental Implants Help My Denture?

How Can Dental Implants Help My Denture

Many patients suffer with loose and non-retentive dentures. This movement can cause a number of issues ranging from difficulty chewing food to embarrassing speech (or even the accidental falling of the denture out of one’s mouth). Quick fixes often include using dental adhesive glue or having the dentist reline the denture to help try and improve stability. In many cases, …

Read More »

Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

Are There Any New Technologies For Fat Reduction?

It is interesting to watch technology as it continues to evolve. Many of my patients are up to date with what is trending in aesthetic technology. There is a new exciting technology that melts and tightens skin simultaneous without downtime. CoolSculpting® has been a good fat reduction treatment for many of my patients. It is a way to non-invasively destroy …

Read More »

Breaking the Chronic Pain Cycle of Fibromyalgia

Breaking the Chronic Pain Cycle of Fibromyalgia

Chronic pain takes many shapes and forms, but we know that it has a huge social and economic burden. The Institute of Medicine reports that roughly 116 million, or 30% of the population suffer from pain lasting a year or longer. Although chronic pain isn’t a life threatening issue, it’s certainly a problem that has a dramatic effect on the …

Read More »