Restoring Thyroid Function Requires Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment

Thyroid Symptoms Are Often Dismissed
So many patients come in to see me with what they feel are thyroid issues. They are tired, gaining weight, constipated, have mental fogginess, forgetfulness, menstrual period irregularity and are cold all the time. Many of these patients have gone in to their family practice doctor only to find out, […]

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 […]

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, […]