Secrets of the Sauna: Steam Bathing Protects Against Cardiovascular Events

When speaking with patients about health, wellness, and disease prevention, my general recommendations usually consist of nutrition and exercise recommendations, getting adequate sleep, not smoking, and limiting alcohol.  My recommendations are about to change!  Regular sauna use can add another dimension to a healthy lifestyle, which is to enhance overall health, wellness, and disease prevention.
Hydrotherapy, sauna, […]

Supplements or Rice?: Fraudulent Products Discovered at Major Supplement Retailers

The New York Times published an article yesterday about four major retail stores (Walmart, Walgreens, GNC and Target) and the supplements, or lack thereof, they sell.
Scientists under the direction of the New York attorney general’s office decided to go to these stores, buy select herbal supplements, and run analytical chemistry tests on them to see if […]

Manifesting Positive Change

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very […]

Restoring Healthy Gut Balance

Have you been diagnosed with IBS, acid reflux, chronic constipation and been told to take acid blockers, laxatives and anti-spasmodic medications because there is no cure for your condition? Does that feel right? Many of our patients come to us because they don’t accept the notion that their conditions are incurable.  And, I agree […]

How Many Servings of Fruits and Vegetables: Is it Five or Seven?

Recently two big diet studies were published in attempts to answer one of the most important questions in nutritional medicine1,2.  How many fruits and vegetables does one need to eat per day to lower my risk of dying from a disease?  Is it 5 servings of fruits and veggies, 7, 9, 13?  It quickly […]

Supplemental Support for Children

In our practice, nutritional deficiencies factor strongly in treatment plans. When it comes to children, the first line of defense against vitamin deficiencies is a well-rounded diet of whole foods. I know, all the mothers of picky-eaters are rolling their eyes right now, but it takes more than just distaste for veggies to cause a problem.
Vitamin supplementation is […]

The Importance and Function of Vitamin D

90% of my patients, especially my pediatric patients, who come in to see me for the first time have a vitamin D deficiency. Many of these patients are already taking a vitamin D supplement, most commonly 1,000 IU daily. Surprisingly, in more than half of these patients, their primary care physicians have told them […]

Candida…The Root of Your Symptoms?

Do you have uncomfortable symptoms that are frustrating you on a daily basis? Many people don’t feel their absolute best and many have forgotten what it really feels like to feel good. Candida may be at the core of the symptoms you’re experiencing. Candida albicans is a fungus, which can grow as both filamentous cells and […]

Inflammation and the Gut-Brain Connection

Fatigue, foggy thinking, flat affect, PMS, and constipation are often associated with anxiety or stress. But why are you feeling this way? What can we do to personalize a treatment plan so that it is unique to you? You can ask 10 patients who have the same symptoms about their life and their story, […]