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The Truth About B Vitamins And Fracture Risk

 Last week two frantic patients notified me by email that they read in the Times Science Section on May 28, 2019 that large doses of B vitamins in older women are associated with higher risk of hip fractures.  Both of these women suffered from osteoporosis and were...Read More

The Case of the Nutritional Depression

Recently a patient of mine came to me and she was furious! She said ” my daughter has just been told that she has a ‘chemical depression’ by a doctor who didn’t even test her brain chemicals.” I said I agreed with her. The doctor was making a supposition that...Read More

Remember to Eat Mushrooms!

I make spaghetti sauce loaded with mushrooms and I make mushrooms roasted with garlic, butter, and thyme served over wild rice, yumm!But here’s something even better than the taste.  A study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and reported in the Times on March 20,...Read More

Biomarkers and Hope for Alzheimer’s Disease

I just had an interesting conversation with a patient of mine. Her mother is also my patient and I am treating her mother with a Functional Medicine approach to Alzheimer’s disease.The daughter just came in to discuss a talk she just went to by a doctor for the...Read More

Why Should People Die Trying To Prevent Disease?

Several years ago, when my mom was still alive, I found her suddenly doubled over with abdominal pain. There didn’t seem to be any reason for it since she never had digestive problems before. She was living with me at the time so I was monitoring what she was doing....Read More

Should Any Supplements Be Taken During Pregnancy?

Some say to be safe, don’t start any new supplements once you get pregnant but here’s a study that refutes that.In a review of hundreds of studies, reseachers found 19 randomized trials with strong evidence showing that compared with supplements, probiotics taken...Read More

Go Probiotics!

Probiocs have been found to increase tolerance to peanuts in children with severe peanut allergy. The study, published in the journal Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, follows up on children enrolled in an earlier study of an immunotherapy treatment, which...Read More

December 21st, 2017

There was an article in the Science Times last week November 7th, 2017 that caught my eye. It was entitled, “When the Heart Fails Slowly” and concerned guidelines for end of life care for people with heart failure. The article states that the number of Americans with...Read More