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Dancing & Cognition

Little did I know when I sent out my blog last week about taking a hip hop class for fun that there actually is scientific evidence about the value of dance in preventing cognitive decline.

Aug 29th, 2017
Stress and Your Brain

This week, I want to talk to you about stress, because stress is one of the biggest factors in why we have brain decline.

Aug 25th, 2017
Brain on Fire

Hello. It’s Dr. Sklar, again, with the thought of the week on the topic of inflammation, and particularly as inflammation relates to brain function.

Aug 14th, 2017
The Importance of Sleep

We’ve been delving deeply into the issue of cognitive decline. It certainly is one of the big issues on people’s minds.

Aug 7th, 2017
What if Stress is Killing Your Sexy?

Your thyroid, that small, butterfly shaped gland at the front of your neck, is key to feeling vibrant, energetic, and having great hair and nails.

Jun 12th, 2017
Fat Loss Vs. Weight Loss

Do you want to lose weight? We find that most people are struggling with losing weight and it is one of the most common goals of our patients.

May 18th, 2017
Diet Confusion

Many of us are dealing with the constant battle of maintaining a healthy weight.

May 11th, 2017
Eat Fat to Fight Fat

Summer is around the corner and it’s time to buckle down on our diets to lose those few winter pounds.

May 8th, 2017
Is Stress Killing You?

Many of us live under excessive stress on a chronic basis, taking an often undiagnosed toll on our health.

Apr 13th, 2017
The Sexiest Thing Ever

I hear stories over and over again in treating women at the Sklar Center about lost interest, painful sex, and living with your spouse or partner like roommates.

Feb 6th, 2017
Benefits of Water Filtration

Water filters provide better tasting and better smelling drinking water by removing chlorine and bacterial contaminants.

Jan 28th, 2016
Foods For Healthy Teeth

What you eat and how often you eat play an important role in the health of your teeth and preventing cavities.

May 21st, 2015
Oral Hygiene and the Health of the Body

Years ago, a physician who suspected a patient had heart disease would probably not refer him to a gum specialist. The same holds true for diabetes and arthritis. Times have changed.

May 15th, 2015
Cholesterol and Your Diet

What about saturated fats and eggs? Are you ready to rethink everything you know about these?

May 8th, 2015
Stress Management

Stress is a common occurrence in today’s fast-paced modern world and stress management is a necessary skill.

Apr 28th, 2015
Do You Trust Your Doctor?

A survey by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showed some interesting findings, especially when we are compared to other industrialized countries.

Apr 14th, 2015
National Guidelines Challenged

The Institute of Medicine (IOM), which is an esteemed organization, part of the National Academy of Sciences, has been challenged by researchers in the study of Vitamin D.

Mar 26th, 2015
Sklar Center Supports Local Charity

Lunafest happened last Sunday afternoon. This joint fundraiser held by the makers of Luna bars benefitted the Junior League of Long Beach and the Breast Cancer Fund.

Mar 24th, 2015
Is It In Your Head?

Finally, there is a scientific study to answer the question of whether gluten sensitivity is “in your head.”

Mar 4th, 2015
Hooray! Mainstream Medicine is Onboard

We know that good sleep is foundational to good health. Lack of sleep contributes to weight gain by unbalancing important weight hormones that are released during sleep.

Feb 26th, 2015
Measles Hysteria

The huge amount of hype around measles and the measles vaccine is creating hysteria.

Feb 6th, 2015
A Safe Place To Talk

Quite frankly, we don’t get a lot of people with the daring to come to our LIBIDO events.

Jan 29th, 2015
w Good Are Your Vitamins?

Recently I was at the CVS drug store and happened to pick up a box of vitamins designed to prevent macular degeneration. “Oh, my gosh, I can’t believe this,” I exclaimed to my husband.

Jan 20th, 2015
What To Eat For Breakfast

Recently I was listening to a health podcast. The hosts of the show start out each of their podcasts talking about what they have for breakfast. And there’s a point here.

Jan 15th, 2015
Post Holiday Rejuvenation

OK, now that you’ve had your holiday fun, which pretty much starts at Halloween and goes through New Year’s eve, it’s time to get serious.

Jan 6th, 2015
Give Yourself A New Year's Gift

Now is the time to start planning a clean-up—and I don’t mean a beach clean-up, although that’s a worthwhile endeavor.

Dec 31st, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving Holiday inspires me to express my gratitude at being your guide and physician in Anti-Aging and Restorative Medicine.

Nov 24th, 2014
Are Herbs Real Medicine?

As a conventionally trained doctor I thought for a long time that herbs and herbal treatments were new age fluff. On a recent trip to the southwest, I saw this on a hike.

Nov 20th, 2014
The Melt Method

MELT is changing the way people care for their bodies.

Oct 30th, 2014
Follow The Money

We all remember Kim Cattrall as the funny, somewhat sarcastic and sophisticated Samantha in Sex and the City on TV.

Oct 3rd, 2014
A Word From Dr. Sklar

Many of us spend hours trying to navigate the plethora of medical products and “expert” advice bombarding us every day.

Oct 1st, 2014
Do You Know Your Heart Score?

Last week a 60 year old patient came for an appointment with me and told me that he had his annual physical with his internal medicine doctor.

Sep 18th, 2014
Are Chemicals Slowly Destroying the Human Race?

A new study in the Aug. 14th Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed a relation between levels of phthalate, a chemical used in plastics, and testosterone levels in men, women and children.

Sep 2nd, 2014
$2.6 Billion and No Benefit?

Recently an Italian public health authority, Dr. Alberto Donzelli, was reprimanded for saying that Zetia and Vytorin, two cholesterol lowering medications, don’t work.

Aug 19th, 2014
25,000 Men Prove Testosterone is Safe

A recent report of a large study of 25,000 men over age 65 showed that testosterone use does not cause increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The report was released July 2, 2014.

Aug 1st, 2014
Summer Skin Care Tips

In the last few weeks, TV programs and magazines have been flooded with articles about how to lose weight or trim down for summer.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Are Cosmetics Making You Sick?

Shampoo, soap, deodorant, hair conditioner, lip balm, sunscreen, body lotion, shaving products if you’re a man, and makeup if you are a woman.

Jul 1st, 2014
One Bad Apple

Compounding pharmacies are in the news again.

May 4th, 2014
Fatigue?

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms that we see at the Sklar Center for Restorative Medicine.

Apr 7th, 2014
Mind-Altering Microorganisms

Those of us who grew up in the ‘60s remember hearing about mind-altering drugs. Well, today we have mind-altering microorganisms.

Mar 13th, 2014
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