The holiday season came quick this year. Most of us welcome the diversion of holiday television commercials, Christmas lights and enjoy indulging at holiday and work parties. However, the residual effects of the holiday's can play havoc with our physical and emotional health and … [Read more...] about Self Care for the New Year
Most of us eat foods because they are pleasurable and we enjoy their smell, taste and textures. Eating is a very personal experience as it is both a source of nutrition as well as a tool for social gathering. Most of us are also well aware of the nutritional value of food. Eating whole grains (vs. … [Read more...] about Eating Right For The Season
Over the years I’ve been in conversation with patients about “this or that” health condition. I’m always surprised when I hear people say, “but I’ve already seen my doctor for it.” Oftentimes people will follow this line up with something like, “There’s nothing else I can do.” I beg to … [Read more...] about The Many Promises of Alternative Medicine: How your acupuncturist differs from your primary care doctor
What’s Your Favorite Wintertime Activity? There’s still time to take advantage of the winter season before the cold, snow and ice is gone for good. Not a fan? Take heart: Spring begins on March 20! Winter is a time for me to "hunker down" and enjoy the beauty of freshly … [Read more...] about Ask the practitioner
It’s inevitable. Seemingly everyone comes down with the common cold during the winter months. Conventional medicine has little to treat it and we all just suffer through the runny nose, sneezing, fatigue and “tickly” throat. But I don’t have time for that this year. In addition to having three … [Read more...] about 6 tips to fight the common cold
Fall is always a time when there is increased promotion for the flu shot. TV commercials and signs at the local pharmacy highly recommend the flu vaccination for prevention. Although many people get the flu shot each year, not everyone chooses to. Flu vaccines are designed to protect against the … [Read more...] about Should I get the flu shot?