Weekly Health Tip

  • Radiation Questions

    August 25, 2016

    If you have been reading my Health Tips for awhile, I have suggested the site, The Truth About Cancer.  Ty Bollinger is doing remarkable work.   He is passionate about helping people have access to up to date information about healing from cancer naturally, because he lost his parents early from cancer.   So often with a cancer diagnosis, a person is in shock and might not  think of the right questions to ask their doctors.  With that diagnosis a person is taken down a certain path and led through the process.  Most people feel completely overwhelmed!  I just read a list of questions in an email from The Truth About Cancer with the 10 questions to ask your doctor before accepting radiation as a treatment.  It is always wise to have the best information so you can make the right decision for you.  I’ve heard so many times, “I wish I had of known,” in relationship to many health problems.  Here you can read the 10 questions to ask your doctor about radiation.

Previous Health Tips

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    August 17, 2016 Life has some hard lessons and some of them come through death. Until it is our time, we will be the ones mourning the passing of those close to us. It is easier to give up an older person because they have had a full life. When I was much ... read more
  • Bearing the Weight!

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  • Pain!

    August 5, 2016 We are here on this earth to enjoy ourselves and that includes enjoying our body. And, yes, that can mean an injury now and then. This is a reminder: small injuries (that means if it doesn’t take you to the ER) should be treated with ice. I’ve been in 20 ... read more
  • Safety First!

    July 26, 2016 As doctors, we take the Hippocratic Oath that says we will first do no harm. Safety is important in all aspects of life. Did you know that there is no proof that genetically modified foods are safe for us to eat? There has been little study of effects from GMO’s ... read more
  • Sun as Medicine!

    July 18, 2016   As the saying goes, say it often enough and people will believe it. Today, the wonder of the internet brings us instant information, so please, don’t necessarily take my word for anything. Or anyone else’s word either. Look it up yourself. With that said, we have more skin cancer now ... read more
  • Healthcare Prices?

    July 10, 2016 Reading an article full of facts about health care can be eye opening.  The report may be from 2013, but the US spent $750 billion more for health care than other developed countries.  Why?  The price of one Lipitor in the US is the same as three Lipitor in Argentina. ... read more
  • To Label or Not to Label? That Is the Question!

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  • Words of Wisdom!

    June 26, 2016 My patient looked up at me and said, “I followed the wise words spoken by Dr. Elva Edwards.”  I had to ask, “What did I say?”  He recalled a day in my office some years ago when he told me he didn’t have health insurance.  I suggested getting insurance would ... read more
  • All about the toes!

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  • Mother’s and Father’s

    June 14, 2016   Mother’s Day passed and Father’s Day is upon us. No two people are more important to us in our development than our parents, whether they are good parents or not. These holidays are for celebrating the best the parents had to offer us. Whether our experience was positive or negative, ... read more
  • Cholesterol Facts!

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  • How We Spend Our Money

    May 23, 2016 Unfortunately, it does cost more money to eat healthy. The fast food and processed food industries of the world make certain of that. However, we all make our choices. For me, I’d rather pay more eating real food like fresh vegetables and fruits as opposed to processed food. And, I’d rather ... read more
  • Back to Basics!

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