It’s common to turn to nutritional supplements, drugs and herbs to try to boost health. All of these options can be beneficial when used appropriately, but they all come with potential risks as well. Misusing or neglecting to check interactions between nutrients, drugs and herbs can cause irreversible health issues — even death.
Dr Zunin Published Articles
Column: Omicron variant could bring more uncertainty in 2022
As 2022 approaches we face extraordinary uncertainty. There’s a prospect of a fifth surge as news of omicron, a multifaceted mutation, possibly the most contagious yet, has already stimulated fresh travel bans. The economy is also proving hard to navigate. News of the latest mutation quickly hit the capital markets last week. Pandemic rescue funds have triggered inflation, and supply chain disruptions make for an uneven recovery. Hawaii’s visitor industry is working to implement a more sustainable strategy, but repeated changes in rules for travelers are unsettling. Following COP26, efforts to curb planetary warming continue, yet weather and sea level rise remain a major concern here in the islands.
Column: Injured workers, Hawaii economy deserve better access to care
“You work that you may keep pace with the earth and the soul of the earth. For to be idle is to become a stranger unto the seasons and to step out of life’s procession.”
Column: Is Instagram really to blame for an increase in eating disorders in America?
It’s common to assign much of the blame of America’s obesity problem on supersized servings of fast food. Likewise, the current in-your-face finger- pointing over eating disorders is directed at social media; namely, Instagram.
Column: My mom suffered a stroke; help protect your loved one
My mother, age 85, had a stroke this month. It is now difficult for her to find words and interpret images she sees. After 55 years running the family business, sadly, she had to ask my brother to step in.
Column: Get in step with reasonable walking goals that deliver health benefits
Virtually everyone knows that physical activity is an essential component of a healthful lifestyle. But how much and what kinds of activity can make a difference? Do you need a gym membership? Run marathons? Lift weights? Although all of these approaches have benefits, there is one valuable exercise that all of us do every day — at least, if we can walk.
Wealth of Health: COVID emergency order is leap forward for Oahu
Kudos to Mayor Blangiardi.