It’s the time of year when lists abound, reflecting on the year that’s winding down or looking ahead to the year to come and all the promise it holds.
Who are we to buck tradition?
So with that in mind, we take a look back at our year in blogging on Radiant Health, starting with the top 10 posts viewed in 2018. It’s an eclectic mix, to be sure. There are new posts and old. There are posts about scientific research and on particular therapies we offer here in our holistic West LA clinic. Yet others address specific health issues that are often overlooked or misunderstood by the medical establishment.
In short, there’s a bit of something for everyone, with more than 12% of all visits to our site including at least one of the 10 posts listed below:
But what about just this year? Where has this blog been? The first sentence of each month’s first post offers a great snapshot of what this blog is all about:
January: Self-Care, Purpose, & Creating a Healthful Life
Let’s face it: New Year’s resolutions can be the stuff of angst – especially if you find yourself sliding back to the habits you just told yourself you’d finally kick.
February: Take Care of Your Heart This Valentine’s Day
Hearts, hearts everywhere!
March: When You Vape, You Take in a Lot More Than Just Flavor
You often hear people say that vaping is safer than smoking.
April: Physical Health, Emotional Health
Happiness and health go hand-in-hand.
May: Zero-Calorie Sweeteners: “Doing Everything Else That Glucose Does”
Though artificial sweeteners – aspartame, sucralose, Ace K, and the like – may contain zero calories, they do pack a punch of unintended consequences.
June: When Medical Issues Have a Psychological Component
Think about a time when you were really stressed out – the tangle of anxiety, anger, fatigue.
July: From Basic Health to Radiant Health
If you’re looking to save money on healthcare, prevention is about the best insurance you can get.
August: The Newest Wellness Trend Isn’t Really So New: IV Drip Therapy
Suddenly, IV drip therapy is the one of the hottest wellness trends around.
September: Heavy Metals & Your Heart
No matter how clean your diet, no matter how much physical activity you get, no matter how balanced your lifestyle, you’re exposed to a crazy cocktail of environmental toxins every day – including heavy metals such as lead, copper, cadmium, and arsenic.
October: Medical Ozone for Healing? A Couple of Case Reports
“The world is facing a crisis of antibiotic resistance,” writes Dr. Robert Rowen in a paper just published in the journal Medical Gas Research.
November: Survival Vitamins vs. Longevity Vitamins (& Why You Need Both)
Broadly speaking, good health happens when the body is given what it needs to operate as it evolved to do, with toxic exposures kept to a minimum.
December: Root Canal Teeth & Chronic Illness: Is There a Connection?
Over the years, root canal teeth have been associated with a host of chronic, systemic health problems, including autoimmune disorders, musculoskeletal diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, fibromyalgia and other enigmatic illnesses, and cancer.
Happy holidays from all of us here at Dr. Joe’s office! We hope the season is an amazing one for you, filled with joy, love, peace, and togetherness – and that 2019 starts with health and happiness. See you back here in January!
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