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The 5 Glands that Affect Women the Most

What the heck is a gland? This is a question I hear often from my patients. Glands aren’t something that typically come up in the “normal” doctor’s appointment, or yearly physical—but trust me, they should. Glands are organs in your body that do everything from regulating and secreting saliva, tears, and breast milk) to creating [...]

By | 2017-09-19T20:52:25+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Prevention|

Could Coffee Lower Your Risk of Death? Not So Fast

On the long list of foods and drinks Americans can’t live without, coffee is at the very top. About 83 percent of U.S. adults say they drink the caffeinated beverage, according to the National Coffee Association's 2013 online survey. Each day, Americans as a whole consume 400 million cups of coffee, which means they go [...]

By | 2017-09-05T13:27:07+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Prevention|

The Scary Link Between Late Outdoor Light and Breast Cancer

There are few types of cancers more scary or threatening to a woman than breast cancer. Not because it’s the worst kind, but because of the sheer prevalence of it in our society. Statistics show that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her [...]

By | 2017-08-24T11:16:21+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Super Women|

The Big Signs Of Thyroid Disorder (and Why It Matters)

After 8 years of meeting and treating more than 10,000 women in my integrative medicine practice, I’ve noticed that every woman’s thyroid story is completely her own. My job is to learn about your health, your body and your thyroid to analyze what might be plaguing you. I can speak from my own experience with [...]

By | 2017-08-23T19:46:36+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Super Women|

Back to School: Boost Your Kid’s Health Where It Counts

The end of summer means one thing to parents: a new school year is about to begin! While this is certainly exciting—back-to-school routines can be a blessing for busy parents—it can also be anxiety-provoking. Where did the time go? How did my child already grow out of those clothes you bought less than a year [...]

By | 2017-08-18T16:07:11+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Power Kids|

Is This Vitamin More Important Than Folate for Pregnant Women?

We’ve known for some time that folate is the ultimate power nutrient for expecting women and those trying to conceive. The recommended daily intake of folic acid for all women is 400 micrograms (mcg), but this shoots up to 600-800 mcg when a woman becomes pregnant. Why is this? Folic acid has been linked to [...]

By | 2017-08-25T14:17:45+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Super Women|

Picky Eater? Here’s How to Get Him to Chow Down

If you spend the better part of your morning or evening cutting up your little one’s meals into funny shapes, and even creating his favorite cartoon characters, you’re not alone. And, while it’s not to say that your playful and thoughtful parenting technique is all for nothing, a new study may make you feel better—and [...]

By | 2017-08-15T12:14:19+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Power Kids|