Nuts could be the problem…

If you think you may have strep throat, recurrent acute bacterial tonsillitis, or even acid reflux, ask yourself this: do you eat a lot of nuts?

If so, you could actually have fever blisters, which are caused by a type of virus. Nuts contain high levels of arginine, and if you eat too many of them, the levels of arginine in your body can surpass the lysine levels. And when these amino acids are out of balance, it can make you more susceptible to viral infections.

If this is the case, you should try to cut out nuts from your diet and see if it improves your condition.

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Sunscreen, Shade, and Skin

Sun protection is one of the most important parts of anti-aging 10skincare. Every morning before work you should apply sunscreen to your face, neck, décolletage, and any other exposed body part.

And make sure to protect your children from sun damage too!

Long sleeves and pants and a wide brimmed hat are perfect for soft and susceptible baby skin.

For sunblock, Dr. Yagoda recommends EltaMD, a physical sunblock containing zinc, which is the only ingredient that’s safe for infants under 6 months old.

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Testimonial from Badiene Magaziner, The Julliard School

As a voice teacher, it is crucial that I refer my students to a top-notch 8doctor.  Dr. Yagoda is a remarkable diagnostician, exceptional in her accuracy and on target with her treatment plans for my students. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Yagoda has helped numerous friends with corrective issues, as well as helping with innovative anti-aging treatments. Her office is modern and elegant, and reflects Dr. Yagoda’s personal style and warmth as a compassionate healer!

Badiene Magaziner,, The Juilliard School

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Protection for Generic Drug Makers

Congress passed a law protecting generic drug makers. They can’t 7be sued–so a patient who has a terrible reaction to a drug can sue Wyeth and get $8 million, but if he took generic version and suffered the same or worse fate, can’t get anything. Since it’s an election year, no one will speak out.

How is this different from doctors receiving a pittance on managed care and having to practice within their cost-cutting guidelines even when against the standard of care? Doctors are held to the highest level of accountability, why not generic drug makers? What do you think? Is this right? Do you agree/disagree?

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Reasons to Quit Smoking

6Jennifer Anniston was called a chain smoker in US Weekly, chain smoking is a form of addiction

Not only is smoking horrible for your lungs, but it affects your overall health including the appearance of your skin (many people gossip about the appearance of Jen’s hands).

Although smoking has been trendy throughout the ages, it is the first behavioral change you should make to improve your overall health. Read more.

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Sleep Getaway

Do you need a sleep getaway? Have you considered sleep tourism? 3Hotels and spas and are offering short breaks that cater to the sleep-deprived and offer “sleep treatments” in combination with calming massages and aromatherapy.

This respite may be relaxing, but for a more permanent solution, Dr. Yagoda can diagnosis the causes of sleep apnea, snoring and restless sleep, and cure your sleeping troubles. A good night’s sleep is just around the corner. Call today, 212-434-1210.

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Lawmaker Resigns After Getting a Nose Job Surgery

Nose Job news: Egyptian lawmaker, Anwar al-Balkimy, resigned 2after he fabricated a story that he was badly beaten, just to cover up that he received a cosmetic nose job procedure.

If you are considering a rhinoplasty, make sure that you ask your doctor to see “before” and “after” photos prior to signing up for rhinoplasty surgery!

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