Treating, Not Just Preventing, Diabetes with Lifestyle Change

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena MD There is one word that strikes fear in the hearts of every diabetic that I have ever diagnosed in my office.  One word conjures up images of needles, syringes, blood, pricking yourself day in and day out, chasing high blood sugars and low blood sugars to avoid the dismal future […]

Ken’s Recovery Story

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena MD of Forum Health, Tampa It’s story time again. While I enjoy writing educational blogs, my passion lives with patient recovery stories. In the medical world, we call these case studies, but to me that term sounds sterile. These are real people….parents, siblings, children, unique individuals who all have a story […]

Job Stress May Raise Women’s Heart Attack Risk by Almost 90%

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena, Forum Health Tampa A potentially life-saving study was plastered all over the internet recently: Job Stress May Raise Women’s Heart Attack Risk by Almost 90%! This study is at the “preliminary assessment” state as the results have notbeen fully analyzed, basically meaning that the medical community is not willing to stand behind […]

Natural Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

by Dr. Shilpa Saxena, MD of Forum Health, Tampa Some of the greatest pioneers in medicine work to find ways to utilize lifestyle-based solutions for even the most devastating diseases. Of course, nothing strikes fear into the heart and, literally, the chests of women than the diagnosis of breast cancer. Luckily for us, these trendsetting docs […]

Brain Health and Building Resilience

Having adequate levels of neurotransmitters dictates the quality of all feeling states in the brain; they help us focus on our work, feel positive and motivated, sleep well, connect to each other, and feel balanced and at ease in life. Having healthy levels of neurotransmitters is incredibly important to stay optimally well in our modern […]