Why Your Throat Hurts Before Your Monthly Periods [Podcast 42]

In this episode, Kathy and I will explain why some women have throat pain just before their periods. It’s guaranteed to leave your doctor stumped. Even you’re a man, you’ll find this information valuable for yourself or a loved one. Download MP3   Please leave a review on iTunes Show Notes Blog post: Is Your Throat […]

Your Most Common Ear, Nose & Throat Questions (Podcast 023)

And How it Relates to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked regarding the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:   Should large tonsils always be removed? Do tonsils grow back after surgery? Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take […]

New Year’s Day Heart Attack Rates Soar

I’m willing to bet that tonight we’ll also have the highest rate of apneas during sleep due to alcohol ingestion just before bedtime. Alcohol relaxes your throat muscles, which can aggravate, if not cause obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a major source of stress on the heart. We also know that the days after […]

Sore throats, Women’s Periods, and Sleep-Breathing Issues

One of my most popular blog posts is the piece I did about women who have sore throats just before their periods. Take a look at the 45 comments in response to my post. To summarize, the reason why some women have sore throats along with their monthly periods is due to the relative drop […]

I Confess – I Ate Late Last Night

I have to admit that for the most part I don’t eat close to bedtime, but it does occasionally happen. Last night, we had a late afternoon event, and ending up eating Korean food at a local restaurant. Not only did I order something spicy, but we ended up eating about 2 hours later than […]