Straight Talk With Danice

Dear Danice Akiyoshi ND, My wife is a terrible back seat driver.  She complains about my driving every time she’s in my car.  She says things like, “everyone is stopped ahead, and maybe you should take your foot off the gas.”  “You’re getting too close to that truck.”  “Why are you being so aggressive, let […]

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Dear Dr. Akiyoshi, 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 eats fruit and protein bars as snacks.  Last weekend we went […]

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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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Dear Readers: When you hear the word, “hormone,” what comes to mind?  Do you have thoughts of a boy or girl going through puberty, or a woman going through menopause?  Do you think of your grouchy girlfriend who has PMS or an older man who has lost his spark?   Hormones play a big role in […]

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I have a serious problem with anger- A question from Ray  By Danice Akiyoshi N.D. Q: My sister said she will never drive with me again or allow me to take her kids to the movies anymore because I had an episode with road rage when she was a passenger in my car.  I can […]

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Is there a natural supplement that I can take for acid reflux and heartburn? –A letter from Rita S. By Danice Akiyoshi N.D. Q: Is there a natural supplement that I can take for acid reflux and heartburn?  I heard that too many anti acids aren’t good. A: Yes, Mint tea gives amazing results.  If […]

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I went to a family reunion at my cousin’s house last year and my camera was missing from the table I was sitting at- A letter from Stacy L. By Danice Akiyoshi N.D. Q: I asked my cousin to ask everyone if it got mixed in with their belongings accidently and she said she would […]

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People in my family try to make me feel guilty- A letter from Anna G. By Danice Akiyoshi N.D. Q: Why do people in my family try to make me feel guilty or like I’m a bad person when I stand up for myself?  Isn’t this a good thing? A: Personally, I think it’s a […]