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Why Immune Resilience Is Your Best Defense

Living in New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to not see any light at the end of the tunnel. Life won’t be what it used to be for a very long time—or maybe ever. Most New Yorkers know someone personally who lost their life to the virus and many [...]

What Supplements Should I Take?

If you live like a traditional hunter-gatherer, eat only what you forage or catch in an unspoiled wilderness devoid of pollution, are out in the sun and physically active most of the day, sleep 9-10 hours, and don’t experience any of the stresses of modern life, you may be one of the lucky few who [...]

Hormones Explained

We talk so much about hormones nowadays but, unless you studied biology or medicine, you may have only a vague notion of the role they play in your health. So, let’s take a closer look at what hormones are, what their purpose is, and how they help create balance in the body. What are hormones? [...]

Can Hormonal Birth Control Affect My Fertility?

The hormonal birth control pill became available in 1960 and helped create a revolution in industrialized countries by enabling women to control if and when they will have babies. Certainly, doctors, researchers and patients initially came under tremendous pressure (and some spent time in jail) for something that gave women more say over their fertility, [...]

Your Gut: The Center Of Your Universe

Most aches, pains, discomforts and dysfunctions in your body are connected to the gut. Even how you think or feel is affected by the health of your gut. We generally spend precious little time caring about or for our gut and expect it to work hard for us day in, day out without complaint. If [...]

Hydration Keeps You Humming

Water is the life-giving element on our planet. The different phases of water help shape its surface. Its availability has enabled the evolution of living organisms, from single-celled bacteria to highly complex flora and fauna, including humans. Climate change and the careless use of fresh-water resources around the world also contribute to the decline of [...]

It’s Crystal Clear: We Need Salt, Not Sugar

Have you been told by your physician to reduce your salt consumption? The conventional wisdom that salt contributes to hypertension has been perpetuated for decades by the medical community, government bodies and AHA guidelines—without much compelling evidence to support it! The United States and, to a lesser degree, other industrialized countries have been overwhelmed by [...]

PCOS and Pregnancy

Contrary to what your gynecologist may have told you, having a baby is often not as easy if you were diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS for short. To begin with, a large percentage of women in our country manifest with signs and symptoms of PCOS. However, not all cases look the same or [...]

Planning to Grow Your Family?

You’ve found your mate, you’ve decided it’s the right time to start trying, you’ve stopped your oral contraceptives—you’re ready! Well, not so fast. Rising numbers of couples find that conceiving and carrying pregnancy to term are not as easy as they thought. Maybe you’ve already been trying for several months or even experienced the loss [...]

Heartburn? Why Drugs May Not Be a Good Idea

Almost everyone has a sour taste in their mouth once in a while, though for some people this is a more common occurrence. We’ve been inundated with advertisements telling us that we need to take medication to relieve the discomfort and prevent worse things from happening. Reflux is a phenomenon that can show up with [...]