Hashimoto’s: Your Thyroid Under Attack

Women are eight times more likely to develop autoimmune thyroiditis, also known as Hashimoto’s, than men. The diagnosis is usually made in their thirties or forties. So, what’s in the name? Autoimmunity means that your immune system begins to attack your body’s own tissues because it is losing its ability to distinguish between self and [...]

How to Take Herbs

The wonderful and wondrous world of botanical medicine appeals to the layperson as much as to the professional health care provider. Botanical medicine has been the trusty companion of humanity since our earliest days. Our ancestors had intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna in their environment both for nourishment and healing. They may have [...]

Getting Healthier, One Step At a Time

A perennial question that keeps cropping up is how to get and stay healthy—whatever that means for you. Maybe you’ve gained unwanted weight, your digestion is giving you trouble, sleep and energy are not what you’d like them to be, or your doctor told you that your blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol is too [...]

The Naturopathic Approach To Healing

When it comes to natural medicine, you have many different choices rooted in a variety of traditions from around the world: East Asian medicine, Ayurveda, Native American practices, Western naturopathic medicine, and numerous other regional systems. Here, I want to familiarize you with the foundations of naturopathic medicine since this is one of the pillars [...]

Tired of Being Tired?

Have you been feeling under the weather, wired but tired, achy and exhausted, or you just lost your zest for life? Maybe you already asked your primary care physician for advice, but they ran general blood labs that didn’t show anything they were concerned about. So, you got no answers and don’t know what to [...]

Picking a Bone With Arthritis

Does your body hurt, are your joints creaky, do you feel stiff like a board in the morning? You may have been diagnosed by your doctor (or yourself) with arthritis. Narrowly, the term arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Different forms of arthritis exist, such as osteoarthritis (the most common), autoimmune arthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis), [...]

Reconsidering Hormonal Contraceptives

Typically, women choose to take oral contraceptives, also known as “the pill,” for one (or both) of two reasons: to prevent pregnancy or for medical indications, for example to manage menstrual or other hormonal irregularities. While this can be an empowering choice for women, and many don’t have any overt health issues on the pill, [...]

Your Body Gets Rid Of It

Do you ever wonder how your body is able to get rid of the things that aren’t good for you? Maybe you’re concerned that you’ve turned toxic and this could spell trouble for your health. Without your knowledge, or even awareness, your body has effective and efficient mechanisms to expel what’s not needed and could [...]

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 [...]

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