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|

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 | 2017-10-09T20:24:47+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|

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|

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-31T16:53:02+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Super Women|

Could Artificial Sweeteners Be to Blame for Weight Gain?

Those seemingly harmless little packets of sugar alternatives promise to provide you with a sweet, satisfying flavor sans the extra calories that natural sugar is guaranteed to tack on. But there’s a giant loophole in this “weight loss” plan: Not only are artificial sweeteners bad for you, plain and simple, (and we’ll get to that [...]

By | 2017-07-18T17:12:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Super Women|

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 [...]

By | 2017-09-07T18:51:01+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Super Women|

7 Hidden Fourth of July Health Risks

Backyard barbecues, poolside parties and trips to the beach might be a few of the things you’re looking forward to most this Independence Day weekend, but they may bring about certain unexpected risks—especially when you have little kids running around. While I love summer celebrations just as much as the next person, as a health [...]

By | 2017-07-01T10:15:43+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Prevention|