Category Archives: Ask Dr. Smarty

Video: What is Hypertension?

Ask Dr. Smarty Video - What is Hypertension

We’re absolutely ecstatic to announce the official launch of our collection of Ask Dr. Smarty videos! In this first of many videos to come, Dr. Smarty explains the ins and outs (or should we say “ups and downs“) of hypertension!

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What Happens When I Crack My Knuckles?

Dr. Smarty - What Happens When I Crack My Knuckles

Snap, crackle & pop! Dr. Smarty answers this great question that comes to us from our friend Tommy via Twitter!

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Why Do Hunger & Sense of Smell Go Together?


Have you ever been walking down a road one day, pass a bakery overflowing with the smell of warm, freshly baked bread and instantly notice how hungry you are? Ever have the mouth-watering aroma of chopped garlic waft into your bedroom and suddenly you’re dying for dinner to be ready?

It’s pretty clear that there is some sort of connection between your sense of smell and hunger. Have you ever wondered just why that happens? New research shows that the reason behind this could lie at the cellular level.

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What is Asthma?


Most people know at least one person who is living with asthma. A common chronic condition, meaning it lasts a long time and/or is recurrent, this disease affects more than 22 million Americans and an estimated 300 million people (holy cow!) throughout the world. But just what is asthma, and why do so many people have it?

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