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More MD’s are Coordinating Care with ND’s

June 18th, 2018

This is exciting news: more corroboration between MD’s and ND’s means increased holistic care! Check out this article πŸ™‚

Dangers in Our Toiletries

June 11th, 2018

You’ve heard me talk about dangers in perfumes and fragrances. Did you also know that the parabens in other toiletries contribute to health risks? Read this article–and check your lotions, soaps, shampoos, etc., for parabens. There are a lot of healthier options out there! Salves instead of lotions. Coconut oil instead of creams or hair conditioners. Dilute vinegar as a shampoo. To your health!!

Vitamin D and Belly Fat

May 31st, 2018

The association with obesity and vitamin D deficiency has been noted in previous research. This research is confirming–as well as revealing the association with “belly fat”. This does NOT mean you should just start taking high doses of Vitamin D. It DOES mean that you should have your levels checked, and supplement as needed to optimal levels. Also, get out and get some sunshine therapy–about 15 minutes without sunscreen, then get that skin protection on! (Check out Environmental Working Group for some safer sunscreen options; and remember there is now clothing that offers sun protection!). Appropriate Vitamin D levels may reduce your risk of cancer, depression, fatigue, and autoimmune disorders as well.

 

Baking Soda May Reduce Autoimmune Imbalance

May 24th, 2018

How exciting that a common kitchen item may reduce autoimmune inflammation. Baking Soda! So far the studies areΒ  in mice, but hopefully will apply to humans as well. Please be judicious and check with your doctor before supplementing baking soda, though, as it can reduce ability to digest food, is a source of sodium which may impact blood pressure and edema, etc.

Anodized Cookware–Probably best to avoid it

May 19th, 2018

Anodized cookware uses a process to oxidize aluminum creating a non-stick surface. Theorectically this surface should be non-reactive, however, as soon as there is a scratch, the risk of aluminum leaching into your food increases. I recommend avoiding it. I also recommend avoiding copper and those with non-stick coatings. Here is a nice summary on anodized cookware from Dr. Weil. I recommend porcelain-coated cast iron or stainless steel.

Kaiser and Boston Heart

May 18th, 2018

URGENT: If you have Kaiser insurance and are scheduled to complete lab testing via Boston Heart, PLEASE do not submit specimen and contact Dr. Brown for further recommendations. Boston Heart has just notified our office that they are no longer billing Kaiser so the patient will be responsible for all lab testing fees.

Allergy Season — An Alternative to Antihistamines . . . QUERCETIN!

May 18th, 2018

Quercetin is a wonderful supplement to help reduce allergy responses by stabilizing mast cells. I have found it to be an important part of reducing seasonal allergy symptoms. Check out this article! And schedule an appointment if you are suffering this season.

Vitamin C for Your Brain Function!

May 18th, 2018

Love this article on the importance of adequate Vitamin C for brain function. This is just another in a list of many reasons to supplement Vitamin C. I often prescribe it to “bowel tolerance” or a maximum of 10,000 mg daily in divided doses. I know others who prescribe even higher doses via IV therapies. A minimal dose in my opinion is 1,000 mg Vitamin C twice daily. AND eat those Vitamin C-rich foods, too!!

Kiwi for Vitamin C!

Docere — Doctor as Teacher

May 17th, 2018

One of the main roles of a doctor is to be a teacher, educating others regarding their health care. Here is a great article that explains more!

AANP FAQ Doctor as Teacher May 2018

Natural Pest Control

May 14th, 2018

While trying to avoid use of dangerous pesticides, I turn to natural pest control. I’m including a link to EWG’s site–love the homemade insecticidal soap! Remember that pesticides are not only dangerous to the environment but to you, too. Here’s to a healthy home and garden!!

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