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Give Your Immune System a Boost

Late summer, early fall is a season when most of us switch gears back to a busier schedule, the weather is getting chillier, and we start spending more time indoors. This is also a time when we need to boost our resilience to stress and ability to fend off cold viruses. Do you catch colds [...]

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 [...]

Prepare Your Family for Cold and Flu Season

Tomorrow will be our first day of snow in New York City this fall, so this is a good time to share with you some of my favorite strategies to stay healthy during the cold and flu season. Colds and the flu are caused by a variety of viruses that we're constantly exposed to. When [...]

Keep Your Kids Healthy—Naturally (Part 1)

Every child will soon or later have a cold or tummy ache. Most of these episodes are not all that serious but they can make you and your child feel miserable enough to look for help. In Germany many pediatricians are interested in avoiding pharmaceutical drugs, such as antibiotics, when a young patient visits. In [...]

Can You Nip Seasonal Allergies in the Bud?

Seasonal allergies are a bane for many people, both in cities and the countryside. Their symptoms include red, itchy eyes, hives, hoarseness, runny nose, recurrent sinusitis and headaches. About 10-30% of the population develop hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. Almost 80% of asthmatics also experience rhinitis. Allergy sufferers are at a three times [...]