Archives for September 2014

The Number One Cause of Aging

“I don’t want to get old.”  With that statement, a patient informed me he was ready to do whatever necessary to enable becoming physiologically younger than he was at that moment. If you want to protect yourself from the aging process, the most significant factor you can realize is to avoid eating foods that cause […]

Q&A: Why All the Fuss About High Cholesterol?

Question: Dr. Furman, I find the different numbers about cholesterol confusing. Can you help me understand if the results of my cholesterol test?  Answer: Cholesterol is a fatty substance essential to the make up of every cell in our body. It aids in hormone production, the metabolism of certain vitamins, and insulates nerve fibers. So, […]

3 Steps Women Can Take to Prevent Breast Cancer

One out of three women will have the diagnosis of cancer given to them sometime throughout their life. Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy among women. There are around 48,000 women diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and 80 percent of these are women over fifty. The good news is that there are […]

Aspirin: The Hypocrite Heart Attack Preventer

Numerous people, by their own decision, take an aspirin a day, thinking they are doing something exceedingly important in preventing a heart attack. An aspirin indeed does thin the blood. And if you had those LDL cholesterol splinters floating around and some got into the wall of your artery and caused your body to respond […]

Two Foods That Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years after the age of sixty, and here is the scary number: Alzheimer’s is found in up to forty percent of those eighty-five years and older.  It is never too late to begin working on preventing it, but the younger, the better. A recent study reported in […]