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Is Acupuncture Still Safe?

Over the last couple of months, you refrained from leaving your home and seeking care as much of possible to comply with official stay-at-home orders aiming to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the new coronavirus causing COVID-19. Our communal efforts have made a big difference and helped save many lives, especially here in New York [...]

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 Can You Do During the Coronavirus Crisis?

I’m sure you’ve already come on board helping to slow the spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). You’re working remotely if and when you can, you’ve giving up most of your daily routines and pleasures, practicing social distancing—in fact you’ve become a hermit holed up at home. Whether willingly or reluctantly, you’re making your contribution [...]

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 [...]

Period Pain Is Not Normal

You had been looking forward to going on that bike ride, spending time at the family barbecue or watching a movie with your friend. Maybe you had just hoped to make it through your workday without distraction. But then you got your period and, along with it, pain that may range from dull & achy [...]

It’s Lyme Time

We’re expecting another bumper crop of ticks this year—in part accelerated by a changing climate. The percentage of ticks carrying one or multiple pathogens associated with Lyme has also dramatically increased in our region. This situation has only worsened since I last wrote about integrative approaches to treating Lyme. So, let’s take a look at [...]

Spring Is in the Air

It’s a perennial challenge for many people. Just as the weather is getting nicer and we want to spend more time outside, trees, grasses, and many other plants begin to bloom and their airborne pollen will find a hospitable landing spot in your airways, where they can trigger an overreaction of your immune system and [...]