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Posts by Dr. Joseph Wahl

Peaches Are Healthier For You Than You Think!

One of summertime’s best perks is the ability to enjoy a wide array of seasonal fruits like watermelon, pears, apricots, and nectarines. But the one summer fruit that stands out above the rest for its juicy and sweet interior is the delicious peach! According to the most recent nutritional data, peaches pack a powerful punch…

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Being Bored is Boring!

All of us get bored sometimes. Whether it’s because we truly have nothing to do (not very likely…) or the task at hand doesn’t stimulate our minds or, truth be told, we just don’t want to do anything. Sometimes it can even be due to the escalating heat of summer during July and August. When…

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National Rainier Cherry Day

Summertime wouldn’t be summertime without delicious cherries. And Rainer cherries are the queen of them all! These red, juicy cherries are especially wonderful as a quick snack on a hot summer day. Lucky for us there are a number of health benefits that make them even more desirable! Named after Washington’s largest mountain, Rainer cherries…

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Vitamin B: A Superhero Without a Cape

If there was one single vitamin that we could label a superhero, it would have to be vitamin B. Although it’s made up of a variety of different B vitamins, when you put them all together they are a powerhouse! Symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hostility, unexplainable fear and even outright rage can show up…

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Masking Menstrual Symptoms is a Bad Idea

For a young girl, the transition from adolescence into young adulthood can be challenging. The physical indication that she’s made it through the first rite of passage is seen with the onset of her menstrual cycle, somewhere around the 12-year mark. This hormonal shift allows her brain to mature under the influence of estrogen and…

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An Orange A Day!

Aside from being sweet, juicy and delicious, science is confirming that oranges have some pretty amazing health benefits which ancient civilizations knew about, yet we are just beginning to understand. However, we need to set the record straight about one important fact: vitamin C as found in oranges is NOT the same thing as the…

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Avoiding the Superbugs!

Antibiotics were lifesavers when first used during WWII. They kept our soldiers from dying of sepsis or other life-threatening infections brought on by surgery and injury. There’s no question that these drugs were important in that situation. But now, 70 years later, we are observing the unintended consequences from wide-spread overuse of this class of…

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It’s Time For Spring Cleaning!

May is one of the happiest months of the year! It’s when we start looking forward to summer adventures, become inspired about clearing some of our clutter and dust off our outdoor furniture to embrace the warmer weather. It’s also a great time to think about clearing out the clutter and debris that have accumulated…

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Maintaining Peaceful Coexistence With Our Own Microbes…

Known as the father of medicine, Hippocrates was an ancient Greek physician that wisely stated ‘all disease begins in the gut.’ And he was spot on, more so than he ever realized. Recent understanding of the dramatic influence the microbiome (aka the ‘gut’) has on our health has propelled researchers to dive deeper into the…

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Attention Ladies: It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Bra!

Although not accepted as being societally appropriate, abandoning your bra wherever and whenever possible might actually be beneficial for your health. Even more importantly, it could reduce your risk of breast cancer dramatically. For the past 30 years, researchers have been investigating the possible link between breast cancer and bras. Before you take comfort in…

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