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New Science: Moms Need Choline for Baby’s Brain

While you may not be familiar with this macronutrient, choline is something to consider during your pregnancy because it can significantly increase your child’s brain function later in life, according to a new study by Cornell researchers. Unfortunately, most moms-to-be (certainly the ones I see) don’t tend to eat choline-rich foods—eggs, red meats, and liver—these [...]

By |2018-02-05T10:50:08+00:00February 5th, 2018|Super Women|

Feeding Baby: When to Introduce Solid Foods

A new study led by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control finds that more than half of all babies are introduced to solid foods earlier than recommended. The research, published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, followed the dietary habits of more than 1,400 babies and found [...]

By |2018-02-02T15:00:55+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Baby, Nutrition, Power Kids|

3 Reasons to Try CranioSacral Therapy—STAT!

Massage therapy for your skull? Not exactly, but CranioSacral Therapy (CST), does involve a practitioner who uses her hands to manipulate areas on your head. CST is an effective and medication-free healing treatment that helps with numerous diseases, injuries, and emotional trauma (see details below). Most recently, an article published in The Journal of Alternative [...]

By |2018-01-26T11:12:54+00:00January 26th, 2018|Super Women|

Seven Simple Steps to Reduce and Prevent Cancer

How do cancerous tumors travel from one area of the body to another? Researchers are still working on answers to what causes metastases, but science took a step closer to a solution thanks to a study released last week in the journal Nature. A team of researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering [...]

By |2018-01-24T17:48:15+00:00January 24th, 2018|Super Women|

Your Complete 2018—Getting and Staying Healthy at Any Age

It struck me this week—with all the attention and debate focused on the President’s annual physical and health—that I’ve been seeing many more patients recently for general checkups. Maybe it’s because it’s the beginning of a new year and a natural time to look for a fresh start. Whatever the reason, there’s definitely a spike [...]

By |2018-01-23T17:35:02+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Men's Health, Prevention, Super Women|

Alert: EPA Streamlines New Chemical Approval Process

The latest headlines are shouting that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will no longer be releasing assessment of potentially hazardous new chemicals or the planned new uses of already existing and potentially harmful chemicals. Appalled and disheartened—This is the only way to read this latest news! Every day, I sit with patients and try [...]

By |2018-01-19T11:08:01+00:00January 19th, 2018|Super Women|

Clean Your Gut for 2018

Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, or are trying to lose your own personal Santa-belly thanks to overindulging in one too many holiday treats, this is a great time of year to hit the reset button and clean out your gut. It’s also the perfect time to kick start your health [...]

By |2018-01-15T16:11:47+00:00January 15th, 2018|Super Women|

How and When to use Charcoal for the Dreaded Stomach Flu

Charcoal isn’t just for your backyard grill. Even though charcoal makes most of us think of glowing embers and yummy barbecued kabobs or steak, it has stomach soothing medicinal properties too. The CDC reports that 19 to 21 million Americans will get the stomach flu, and charcoal might just help you get back on your [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:52:24+00:00January 15th, 2018|Super Women|