Self-Care with Acupressure Auricular Therapy

How are you?  A question for which we tend to automatically reply “fine.” However, as we roll into our seventh week of Stay In Place orders, many patients are sharing both physical and emotional struggles, with manifestations such as mood lability (changes) and sleep disturbances, as well as food and alcohol cravings. While it’s true that we […]

Kitchen Wisdom

Foods / Spices / Herbs to Bolster Immunity & Calm Spirits My thoughts are with you as we navigate toward a new way of living, and my prayer is that the pearls learned from this experience will create sustainable habits that are kinder to our bodies, minds, spirits. I’m enjoying connecting with those of you […]

In Defense of the Dark

Has your inbox been flooded with ways to take on New Year’s Resolutions for health, finances, relationships, etc. inviting you add more items to your to-do list? While I’m fully in support of shifting to healthier lifestyle changes, I recommend using caution in just how much we add to our plate in the Winter season. […]

Botanicals for Managing Arthritic Pain

Original article from Designs for Health Arthritis is among the most common joint disorders and is characterized by cartilage degeneration. Osteoarthritis, in particular, is the primary cause of mobility problems in the elderly. An activated immune system and heightened inflammatory process is at the core of arthritis, leading to joint pain, swelling, and immobility. Pharmaceuticals have […]

Low vitamin D during pregnancy linked to increased ADHD risk

Original article from Designs for Health According to a study published two weeks ago in The Australia & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry pregnant women who took vitamin D during pregnancy had children with fewer symptoms of ADHD. Researchers demonstrated for every 10 nmol/L increase in umbilical blood vitamin D levels there was an 11% reduced risk of […]

Study shows role of gut microbiome in autism spectrum

Original article from Designs for Health Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has an unclear cause but is associated with various genetic neurologic metabolic and immunologic factors. Although there is no definitive treatment gastrointestinal symptoms are common in patients with autism. Such patients who present GI symptoms may show significant behavioral manifestations including anxiety self-injury and aggression. In […]

Vitamin D improves infertility in patients with PCOS & insulin resistance

Original article from Designs for Health Infertility affects approximately 7.3 million couples in the US. One in seven couples will experience difficulty conceiving. The causes are unknown in about 40-50% of these cases. They may be related to toxicity, oxidative damage, poor nutritional status or nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal or environmental toxicity, systemic disorders, hormonal […]

Review demonstrates benefits of collagen peptides

Original article from Designs for Health The use of collagen supplementation has increased exponentially over the past two years; however, not all collagen is considered equal. Collagen supplements can come from a variety of sources such as porcine, bovine, or marine. In addition, there are variations in quality and molecular weight (mass), which affect absorption [...]

Study reveals infant’s diet important for lifetime gut health

Original article from Designs for Health The development of the microbiome from infancy to childhood is dependent on numerous factors such as mode of delivery, mode of feeding, fatty acid consumption of breast milk, type or consumption of infant formula, weaning, type of solid food, siblings, pets, hygiene, probiotics, and antibiotics. According to a study published [...]