Lifestyle & Remedies

Things You Can Do for Cancer at Home

Things You Can Do for Cancer at Home STAND for WELLNESS Water Drink at least 1 ounce of water daily for every 2 pounds you weigh. Avoid drinking sugar-containing, or caffeine-containing beverages. Caffeine-free herbal teas can be part of your daily water needs. Exercise Exercise daily by doing something strenuous but useful (gardening, yard work, … Read more

Winning the Battle with Cholesterol

Winning the Battle with High Cholesterol Mark Sandoval, M.D. Lifestyle Medicine Emergency Medicine Cholesterol’s Good Side Many people don’t realize that cholesterol is an important part of your life. The fact is, you wouldn’t be able to live without cholesterol. Cholesterol is defined as a waxy, fatty alcohol, and this fatty substance has very important … Read more

High Blood Pressure Treatment

Treating High Blood Pressure Naturally Mark Sandoval, M.D. Lifestyle Medicine Eat a high-fiber diet, add barley Drink lots of water (at least 1 ounce of water for every 2 pounds that you weigh) Nutritional supplements a Garlic (10-15 cloves of garlic daily. The garlic may be steamed about 5 minutes in order to prevent a … Read more

How To Lose Weight

How To Lose Weight Mark Sandoval, M.D. Notes Body Mass Index When contemplating overweight and obesity, one term we need to understand is Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is how much you weigh (in kilograms) divided by the square of how tall you are (in meters2). This allows us assess whether someone is overweight or … Read more

Insomnia Treatment

Insomnia Treatment Mark Sandoval, M.D. Lifestyle Medicine1. Go to bed early at the same time every night (Early to bed, early to rise…) 2. Have a regular bedtime routine that is calming (warm bath, foot massage, read devotional materials, pray) 3. Avoid stimulating things (news, movies, TV, radio [except calm Christian/Classical music], novels, caffeine, alcohol, … Read more

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease Mark Sandoval, M.D. Lifestyle Medicine   Background Lyme disease is a multisystem illness caused by infection with the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, and the body’s immune response to the infection. The disease is transmitted to humans via tick bites from infected ticks of the genus Ixodes (deer tick or blacklegged tick). Lyme disease is … Read more

Nutrition Principles

Nutrition Principles General Principles Ask yourself these three questions, if the answer to all 3 is “yes,” then go ahead and eat: Is it healthy for me? Is it the right time to eat? Is it the right amount? Nutrition plays a leading role in gaining and maintaining health Eat to live (because it is … Read more