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How Hospitals Work to Prevent Infection
No one goes to a hospital thinking they will wind up sicker than when they arrived, but it happens all too often. Hospital Acquired Infections or Health Care Associated Infections (both abbreviated HAI) are frightening. Yet, when you consider the potential consequences of grouping a lot of...
Whiten Your Teeth Safely and Naturally
Everyone wants gorgeous white teeth. It’s part of having the perfect smile. Yet, many common foods, including some of our favorite “superfoods” can stain those pearly whites. According to The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on teeth...
Facts About CBD Oil
The legalization of marijuana and its derivatives has introduced a new player into the natural medicine world. It opens new possibilities for treatments of all kinds of ailments--but also a lot of misinformation. For some people, the idea of using a drug previously associated with illicit use...
Germs at the Gym
As a reader of my blog, you know what a strong proponent I am of regular exercise. Its positive effects are physical, mental, and even emotional. Joining a gym is a simple way to ensure you always have a place to exercise, rain or shine. Gyms provide...
Are You at Risk for Measles if You Travel This Summer
Summer means different things for different people. One common thread is that many of us seize this time to travel. Kids are out of school, it’s a slower time for certain industries, and--barring hurricanes--weather tends to be pleasant in most of the northern hemisphere.
Are You Ready To Start Eating Bugs
Remember the old lady who swallowed a fly? Perhaps she owed her longevity, in part, to eating insects. (She should have stopped there, of course, rather than eating all of the subsequent animals.) But eating flies--or other insects--could be commonplace in western society before long.
salt therapy for breathing conditions
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, about 26 million Americans suffer from asthma. Millions of others suffer from various breathing conditions from seasonal allergies to COPD. The inability to breathe freely can severely limit the quality of life, so if you fall into these categories you’re...
can beer and wine cause cancer glyphosate
At the end of a rough day, do you find yourself likely to crack open a beer or pour a glass of wine? Do you like to treat yourself with your favorite ice cream? While you may enjoy these ways of winding down, they may pose health...
combine traditional medicine
As a long-term practitioner of integrative medicine, I strongly believe in disease prevention through: Encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Close consideration of a patient’s history as well as environmental factors. Listening carefully to my patients’ concerns.And always staying focused on the big picture, not a...
Herbs and Spices as Dietary Supplements
As more of my patients turn to dietary supplements to support good health, they come to me with questions about their safety and efficacy. It’s a smart move, as there is a lot of misinformation out there as well as unscrupulous marketers and manufacturers.
The Latest on FDA Oversight of Supplements
There are many benefits to taking dietary supplements. They help augment the nutrients you get in your food and can help with a wide variety of health conditions. I frequently discuss with patients how they can benefit from incorporating supplements into their routine. The...
Is Meal Kit Delivery a Healthy Choice?
As regular readers of my blog know, eating fresh, whole foods--from organic sources when possible--provides a host of health benefits. To name just one example, loading your plate with vegetables and fruit will supply you with cancer fighting phytonutrients, as well as many...