Straight Talk With Danice

Dear Danice Akiyoshi ND, I have a friend who is constantly competing with me.  I hope you can help me understand her.  When I got a new car, within 3 months she got a new car.  When I changed my hair color and style, she attempted to duplicate my exact look.  When I got a […]

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By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D.   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi,   I recently suffered a terrible break up.  I didn’t want my family to see me crying all the time so I started taking long walks.  My walks soon turned into running and I have now lost 23 pounds.  Now everyone is asking me if I’m suffering […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My teenage son (13) thinks he doesn’t need to shower because he goes swimming in the pool.  He will go three or four days without taking a shower and it’s getting pretty bad.  Everything I say goes in one ear and out the other.  Do you have any suggestions?  I’m getting desperate. […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My mom owns a rental condo that she is allowing me to stay in rent free for my last year in college.  The arrangement is that I rent the extra bedroom to a friend and the rent they pay is to help with some of my expenses.  I also work part time […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My father has a terminal illness that he is in denial about.  He has asked me to take him house hunting close to the beach so he can have a better yard to enjoy the sun.  He is frail and weak and I’m not sure that he can survive the move or […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My boyfriend and I moved in together 9 months ago. He is supposed to keep our cars clean and the outside of our house looking nice at all times.  He is also supposed to supply our dinner every other week.  My job is to keep the inside of the house clean and […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My best friend has made a mess of her life and is in an alcohol rehab program.  I know she is having a hard time having a suspended license so I make a lot of time to spend with her and take her grocery shopping on the weekends and out to eat. […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My dad is a widower. He has 5 kids and I am his only daughter. He relies on me in lots of areas of his life. I’m the one he calls on when he is sick, has a banking dispute, doctors appointments, insurance or social security questions, gift shopping for other family […]

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“My best friend is bringing a lawsuit against my homeowners insurance…” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D. Dear Dr. Akiyoshi, My best friend is bringing a lawsuit against my homeowners insurance because she fell down at my house when she got drunk at my Fourth of July street party. There was nothing dangerous in her path, she […]

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I dont want a gun- a letter from Evelyn By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D. Q: My husband has become very p a r a n o i d about all of the shootings that have been on the news. He owns several guns and he is always asking me to go with him to the shooting […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi ND, I find myself feeling really restless in my marriage.  My husband is a very nice man, but my requests to add more excitement into our relationship are being ignored.  He seems very uncomfortable when I bring up the subject of improving our romantic life.  I notice that he buys me more […]

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“Spoiled Sister” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D.   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: Both of my parents passed away two years ago.  My sister was very dependent on both of them.  Now that they’re gone, she looks to me to entertain her at every holiday and birthday, as if she were still a child, and bail her out […]

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Dealing With A Breakup By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi, I recently suffered a terrible break up.  I didn’t want my family to see me crying all the time so I started taking long walks.  My walks soon turned into running and I have now lost 23 pounds.  Now everyone is asking me […]

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Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe? – A Letter from Alex   By Danice Akiyoshi ND Q: I have been considering laser eye surgery.  Do you think it’s safe? A: With any surgical procedure, it’s important to do your research.  You want to make sure you are choosing the right surgeon and facility.  Read as many […]

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My family doesn’t support my medical decision By Danice Akiyoshi Dear Dr. Akiyoshi, I am dealing with breast cancer.  I’ve declined surgery, radiation and chemo therapy.  I am doing all the research necessary to make informed choices for myself.  My problem is my family and friends.  They are all pressuring me to listen to my […]

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Dear Danice Akiyoshi, My favorite Aunt is having an all-expenses paid destination wedding this summer that will be quite luxurious.  I am looking forward to this event.  I know I should take my boyfriend as my guest, but my dearest friend’s family lives on this island. She hasn’t had the extra money to visit her […]

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“My neck and shoulder have been hurting me” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D. Dear Dr. Danice, My neck and shoulder have been bothering me for a long time.  When I get chiropractic adjustments it only feels better for three of four days.  My friend told me that I should have an MRI because her aunt had […]

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“My new guy is a drinker” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D.   Dear Dr. Danice, I’m going out with a new guy that I met at my spinning class.  He always takes me out for smoothies after class and seems like he is very health conscious.  He drinks lots of water during our work out and […]

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“My girlfriend’s feelings have changed” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D. Dear Dr. Danice, Two months ago my girlfriend got a new job.  I have never seen her happier but she seems to spend less and less time with me.  She goes out after work with her coworkers at least three times a week.  I have not […]

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“My daughter is a mess” By Danice Akiyoshi, N.D.   Dear Dr. Akiyoshi: My adult daughter has recently made a mistake that causes me shame.  She needs my help, but I am so hurt that I don’t know if I can be there for her.  My husband has turned his back on her.  He is […]