Reginald B. Cherry, M.D.

  • Shedding Pesky Pounds

    Green tea enables you to burn more calories while your body is at rest.

  • Sow a Seed of Health

    Sow a Seed of Health

    Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in 2003. Question: I’ve been hearing a lot about flaxseed and its health benefits. Is it really as good for us as they say, and what form is best? T.C., Amarillo, Texas Answer: The interest and popularity of flaxseed has skyrocketed in the last few years. It has become …

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  • Got Milk (and More)?

    Next time you consider your calcium needs, think beyond one type. You need four.

  • Nature’s Sunglasses

    Certain antioxidants protect sensitive eye tissue from harmful sunlight.

  • The Diabetes Epidemic

    The disease's explosive growth has public-health experts concerned.

  • The Vitamin E Debate

    A new study claims that vitamin E can be harmful at certain dose levels.

  • Beating Heart Disease Takes Eating Discretion

    Beating Heart Disease Takes Eating Discretion

    Question: I have borderline high cholesterol. I don’t need medications yet, but I’m afraid I will later. Is it enough just to avoid certain foods? C.B., Long Island, New York Answer: First of all, you’re right to restrict your intake of foods that are high in cholesterol. You also need to limit your consumption of …

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  • Help for When It Hurts

    The presence of prolonged pain can change a person's outlook on life.

  • Calm the Java Jitters

    Avoid caffeine in large amounts. Herbal equivalents are purer.

  • Sharpen Your Mind

    Gingko biloba has been shown to protect brain cells from damage.

  • Get Defensive!

    Frequent bouts with viruses and infections may mean your immune system is out of balance.

  • Avoiding Alzheimer’s

    One in 10 people over the age of 65 currently have Alzheimer's disease.

  • Eat More Fish!

    By taking fish oil daily you can lower your risk of heart disease by 50 percent.

  • Heart Disease in Women

    Research suggests that boosting bone density may also prevent heart disease.

  • Vitamin E and Cancer

    Getting lots of vitamin E may cut by half the risk for certain cancers.

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