June 2, 2011

Menopausal Weight Gain: Is There a Solution?

We all know that weight can be lost- and many of us have experienced this personally. There is a time period in which our bodies respond eagerly to either an increase in caloric expenditure with vigorous exercise or a decrease in caloric intake. But research shows us that regardless of starting weight, our bodies adapt to…

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May 9, 2011

Seasonal Allergy Prevention. Treating the Adrenals Allergies (seasonal or other) are a result of an over-stimulated immune system. When exposed to an allergen, we tax our immune system, causing inflammation and manifesting as allergy symptoms. To control allergies we can either treat the symptoms or the cause. Antihistamines, for example, treat the symptoms, tamping down…

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February 12, 2011

Why Some Get Sick and Others Dont

Do you ever wonder why some people seem to be sick all winter long, and some seem to sail through cold and flu season as though it were summer? This topic has been on my mind ever since I had my son a year ago, and I recently heard an interesting piece on NPR addressing…

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August 20, 2010

Excellent and Relevant Articles

There are so many interesting articles that I come across every day and I would love to be able to share these with my patients. I am therefore going to repost articles that are sent to me or that I find, keeping in mind that research is fallible and one article does not make something…

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November 10, 2009

Swine Flu: Why Here, Why Now?

The incredible deluge of media and public health attention given to Swine Flu this year has begun to feel very familiar. As more and more Americans fall ill with the flu, I am beginning to wonder: are our immune systems crashing alongside our economy? If so, why now? If we are one of the most…

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