The holidays can bring out the best and worst in people, but it’s the latter that can drag us down if we let it. Whether it’s being shoved aside at the luggage carousel, having your parking spot stolen by some meanie at the mall right as you were about to pull in, or being subjected to the latest slings and arrows from a family member or coworker, there’s no shortage of bah-humbug scenarios that can get your blood boiling. As tempting as it may be to strike back with a few choice words, taking your own naughty path won’t bring you much cheer. So, here are a few tips for dealing with the Scrooges you’ll cross paths with this holiday season.
An increasing number of my patients are informed about “good cholesterol” vs. “bad cholesterol” and “good fats” vs. “bad fats,” but few know what triglycerides are and what their function is within the body. Triglycerides make up a significant portion of the fat that occurs naturally in your blood. If yours is too high, you often don’t know it until after you’ve have a heart attack or stroke – unless you’ve had it checked by your doctor.
You’ve probably heard someone say, at least once in your life, “Quit worrying; you’ll get an ulcer.” I see a lot of patients who suffer from some form of stomach distress and ulcers are more common than you might think. Let’s talk about peptic ulcers and what you might be able to do to prevent them.