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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Boozing Really Lower Your Diabetes Risk?

You may have recently seen headlines soaring over a new study that seemingly reveals drinking alcohol can lower an individual’s risk of type 2 diabetes. But before you hit the liquor or wine store, let me tell you, there’s a lot more to this study’s findings than many news outlets care to fully explain. This [...]

5 Ways TCM Helps Clear Your Skin

I could talk for days about the countless benefits of traditional Chinese medicine. That’s why I’m excited that it’s catching on in the Western world, though I will say it’s taken quite some time making it’s way from the East side. A study published in recent years, by the Department of Complementary-Alternative Medicine at Medical [...]

WHICH TYPE OF SUPER WOMAN ARE YOU? FIND OUT!

After 8 years of meeting and treating more than 10,000 women in my integrative medicine practice, I can confidently say we’re all super heroes. Women live busy and demanding lives—we raise and care for our children, lead successful careers, keep our partners and family members in check and somewhere along the line we find time to [...]