This morning a particularly dense fog rolled in. I was perplexed by the number of cars on the road without their headlights or daytime running lights on. The cars without lights were invisible, even when they were quite close. PLEASE turn on your headlights in the fog–for your safety and […]
I can’t say this enough: avoid artificial sweeteners! Dried stevia is OK but avoid formulas with alcohol sugars (they end with an “ol” on the end of their name). Check out this information.
So, we know that we should be reducing the use of plastics and aluminum foil in contact with our foods. Plastics can transfer dangers plasticizers (PCB for example) and aluminum can leach from foods. I recommend storing food in glass containers (keeping food from touching plastic seals), buying food that […]
Hopefully, no one believes that Sugar Smacks cereal is a healthy way to start the day. But now it is also associated with a multi-state Salmonella outbreak. If you have any of this cereal in your cupboard, please dispose of it. Instead, focus on a healthy breakfast of fruit, vegetables, […]
EWG has posted new sunscreen products on their recommended lists–check them out by clicking here. And stay safe while having fun out in the sun!!
You’ve heard me talk about dangers in perfumes and fragrances. Did you also know that the parabens in other toiletries contribute to health risks? Read this article–and check your lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc., for parabens. There are a lot of healthier options out there! Salves instead of lotions. Coconut oil […]
Anodized cookware uses a process to oxidize aluminum creating a non-stick surface. Theorectically this surface should be non-reactive, however, as soon as there is a scratch, the risk of aluminum leaching into your food increases. I recommend avoiding it. I also recommend avoiding copper and those with non-stick coatings. Here […]
URGENT: If you have Kaiser insurance and are scheduled to complete lab testing via Boston Heart, PLEASE do not submit specimen and contact Dr. Brown for further recommendations. Boston Heart has just notified our office that they are no longer billing Kaiser so the patient will be responsible for all […]
Benzos (benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan) are very addictive and can end up causing increased health difficulties. If you are suffering from anxiety or insomnia, please know that there are safer options that may eliminate or reduce the need for benzos! For many people, sleep quality is improving […]
The safe disposal of expired and unused medication is so important–to protect our family members and friends, and to protect our environment. Please gather up any unused medications and deliver to the location nearest you on April 28, 2018. Here is a link to find a site near you!