Amy Hendel, P.A.

Health Writer

Known as The HealthGal, Amy Hendel P.A. is a medical and lifestyle reporter, nutrition and fitness expert, Health Coach and brand ambassador. Trained as a physician assistant, she maintains a health coach private practice in New York and Los Angeles. Author of The Four Habits of Healthy Families, find her on Twitter @HealthGal1103 and on Facebook at TheHealthGal. Check “Daily Health News” at www.healthgal.com. Her personal mantra? “Fix it first with food, fitness, and lifestyle.”

Conditions Covered:Healthy Living, Food & Nutrition, Fitness & Exercise, Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Health, Menopause, Pain Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Kidney Disease, Lupus

Latest by Amy Hendel, P.A.

Not So Sweet: Sugar May Drive Certain Cancers

Eating too much sugar can provide the fuel that some cancers use to grow. Here's what you should know about the link between sugar and cancer.

Are You Overdosing on Vitamin D?

Have we gone overboard with vitamin D? It has benefits, but taking too much may be harmful.

Biotin: What Is It, and How Much Is Optimal?

While biotin is hailed as the supplement for healthy nails and hair, it can also help with those who have diabetes and multiple sclerosis. However, it can also interfere with medications for those with hypothyroidism. Here’s what you need to know.

To Live Longer, Change Your Eating Habits

Recent studies have pinpointed several habits common among people who have been gifted with longevity. Use these habits as a guideline to help you lose weight and to improve your overall health.

Healthier Heart Challenge: Release Your Stress

In week five of the challenge, we look at the best ways to relieve and eliminate stress that can improve your heart health.

Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms like fatigue, chills, and swollen glands are easy to mistake for minor ailments, but get a checkup if they persist.

What to Look for in Dietician/Nutritionist

If you’re one of the many people committed to a New Year’s resolution this year, that means choosing a lifestyle program that includes a long-term sustainable diet and exercise program. Consider creating a support team to help. One important member o...

Healthier Heart Challenge: The Wrap Up

Your biggest obstacle to heart health is sustaining these new habits long-term. Here are some scenarios you may encounter and some possible solutions.

Rapid Foot Ulcer Healing with Nitric Oxide Treatment

Researchers are trying to develop a quick, effective way to treat and heal foot ulcers in people with type 2 diabetes using nitric oxide.

Healthier Heart Challenge: Change Up Your Diet

In week three of the challenge, we examine diet, which can be one of the hardest changes you make. Try adding these heart-healthy food choices to get started.