Monique Tello, MD, MPH
Posts by Monique Tello, MD, MPH
While certain groups of people, and those who have certain conditions, can benefit from taking vitamins or supplements, most people will do better obtaining the nutrients they need from eating a health, balanced diet.
Research has shown that what we eat matters for every aspect of our health, including our mental health, and found that a healthy diet was associated with a significantly lower risk of developing symptoms of depression.
People over 50 who want to keep their bones healthy may be tempted to take calcium and/or vitamin D supplements, but recent research found that these are not likely to be effective; for most people, getting these nutrients from food is a better strategy.
People who are serious about quitting smoking want to know the most effective methods for doing so. For most people this is likely to be a combination of behavior strategies and medications, including nicotine replacement products that can be taken with other smoking cessation drugs.
During the holiday season it’s easy to indulge in too much rich food or alcohol (or both), but some strategic planning ahead of your temptation-filled events can keep you feeling good. And if you’ve already had too much, there are things you can do to feel better quickly.
How does a doctor treat her own back pain? By following the same advice she gives her patients: alternating ice and heat, doing core exercises, applying topical remedies, and taking over-the-counter medication only if other therapies are not effective.
What’s for dinner? Answering that question can be a daily challenge, and even more so if you are trying to follow healthy eating guidelines. But a little planning and shopping can get you set up to put together meals that are healthful and quick.
There’s been plenty of talk about the new blood pressure guidelines, but most people just want to know what the new categories mean, and what they should be doing to improve their blood pressure so they don’t find themselves needing to take medication.
It’s crucial to take care of ourselves physically and mentally, especially when others depend on us. Here are four ways you can incorporate taking better care of yourself into your everyday routine.
Thinking about exercise differently, realizing that you don’t have to dedicate large blocks of time to workouts and classes, and that any activity is beneficial, makes it easier to find ways to incorporate physical activity into your day.