Dr. Taz MD’s Guide to Living Healthy, Naturally Newsletter Issue Seven

The goal of the Dr. Taz MD’s Living Healthy, Naturally guide is to inform our readers about current and topical health issues. To ensure that our readers have the best available information our research team at our Atlanta Center of Holistic and Integrative Medicine is aboard to help vet our material from a broad group of established and reliable sources.

Happy Holidays,
Dr. Taz Bhatia MD

Living Healthy Tip
The Ps and Qs of Boosting Your Immune System

It has arrived. The sneezing, coughing, fever-ridden season has officially begun. Affecting children and adults, winter viruses often don’t discriminate based on age, race or gender. Many of my patients want to know what they can do to stay healthy this winter and enjoy the approaching holiday season. To read more, follow this link.

Beauty Buzz
Use These Essential Oils for Naturally Radiant Skin

Winter is an especially tough time for skin care due to the cold and dryness. Try adding these 4 essential oils to your skin care routine to rejuvenate and refresh your skin this winter season:

  1. Lavender 
  2. Sandalwood 
  3. Cedarwood 
  4. Helichrysum 

For more about the benefits and uses of these 4 essential oils follow this link to Mind Body Green.

Ask Dr. Taz MD

81Q: My baby girl is 9 months and is overall healthy, except she was diagnosed with reflux and has been taking Prevacid since 2 months, and she keeps getting ear infections. She has just recovered from her 5th ear infection with help from antibiotics. She has taken antibiotics all 5 times, and of course she has had side effects, such as vomiting, diarrhea, fungus, etc. Our pediatrician sent us to see an ENT specialist but I am afraid that the only option for treatment will be going under general anesthesia to get tubes installed inside her ears. I would like to know if there is anything else we could do to treat and minimize this ear problem.

A: In Chinese medicine, frequent ear infections are the result of weak spleen qi or digestive energy. For more Ask Dr. Taz MD or to ask your question, follow this link.

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Dr. Taz MD’s Solutions for Living Healthy Naturally: Tis the Season

It is that magical time of year when it seems like you and everyone you know gets sick. Fortunately, you do not need a Christmas miracle to avoid catching the cold that is going around the office. A few good habits and immune boosting foods will help carry you through the cold and flu season. Find out more here.