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We Need Your Help!

As many of you know, New York legislators recently voted to eliminate any religious exemptions for vaccines. It seems like the measles outbreak in New York’s orthodox Jewish communities led to this decision. However, according to the National Vaccine Information Center, while 588 cases in New York City have been reported since last fall, there have been no … Continue reading We Need Your Help!

Watch out if you have asthma

      I have discussed asthma and allergy in previous writings and know there are many readers who suffer from either or both. I am write again because there is a possibility that asthma could lead to more serious disease.  Especially if you are diagnosed with late onset of asthma, please pay great attention to your overall … Continue reading Watch out if you have asthma

We are ingesting plastics

How much do you know about how the recycling system works?  I don’t know where you live in the United States, but what can be recycled all depends on your local policy. So, in other words, there is no universal form of recycling across the country. Every city and state has its own regulations and … Continue reading We are ingesting plastics

Fermented Foods don’t work for you

Many people noticed that not only are fermented foods found in almost every store, but some people are actually making them at home, like Kombucha, Kimchi, sauerkraut. You can find many different recipes online, and they are not so difficult to make. I am sure that there are a lot of people who enjoy these … Continue reading Fermented Foods don’t work for you

No sign? But your gut might be leaking

I have often talked about creating a balanced microbiome and many of you understand that gut health is the key to overall health. However, most people don’t seem to connect the dots when they complain about their own health issues. Many people suffer from mild or occasional constipation, gas, bloating, and diarrhea but are not … Continue reading No sign? But your gut might be leaking

My MTHFR Gene Mutation

Have you heard the word, MTHFR? This word has been popping up everywhere for the last a couple of years. MTHFR stands for Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. The MTHFR gene triggers the production of the enzyme (MTHFR) that allows folate (vitamin B9) to support the cellular process of methylation. MTHFR enzyme is used to turn folate (vitamin … Continue reading My MTHFR Gene Mutation

The numbers you need to know

At your annual physical checkup, your doctor orders blood tests. One of the most common tests is the lipid panel. Lipids are fats, and a lipid panel measures levels of different types of fat in the blood. More specifically, it measures lipoproteins, which are proteins that transport lipids in the blood. A typical lipid panel … Continue reading The numbers you need to know

Why do you need prescription medicine?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly half of Americans take at least one prescription drug, with more than 1 in 4 Americans taking three or more prescribed drugs. One in 10 take five or more prescriptions, and the numbers only climb as individuals get older.  Ironically, CDC also says that … Continue reading Why do you need prescription medicine?

Are you truly believing in the flu shot?

Have you heard stories about people getting sick or the flu even though they got their flu shot?  You have heard a number of these same stories over the years, yet those people still get the influenza vaccine.   One of the biggest reasons why people get the flu vaccine is because of the marketing tactics. … Continue reading Are you truly believing in the flu shot?

You have to be in CHARGE!

I would like to share with you a story about a client of mine, “ Donna”, whom I was seeing for unrelated reasons. Donna is a woman in her mid 70’s and was diagnosed with breast cancer, and also learned at the same time that she carries the BRCA 2 gene. According to the National … Continue reading You have to be in CHARGE!