It is with reluctance, yet hope, that we have modified Natural Family Medicine’s office hours. For the week of March 23rd – 27th (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday), we have abbreviated hours: 9AM – 2PM. Dr. Brown remains available via her after-hours number for telephone consultations–Adina can help arrange this […]
Amidst the COVID-19 Concerns
With so much fear about COVID-19, I’ve been trying to determine what might be helpful to share without bogging down all that you are already reading. I’ve decided to share some of the things I do to support my health, hoping that you find them helpful as well. PLEASE NOTE, […]
Ditch the Plastic Tea Bags–Try Loose Leaf Tea Instead!!
So researchers have found that “billions” of plastic micro-particles are released each time we brew a cup of tea using a plastic tea bag. That is right, BILLIONS not millions. I know that sounds discouraging, but there are a couple of easy remedies! You can still get tea in paper […]
So we are entering into flu season. While many people can get the recommended flu vaccine, others cannot for a variety of reasons. So, this is a great time to boost your health to reduce your risk of succumbing to winter “bugs”! First, a wellness examination is advised if you […]
PFA’s — Known Toxicity “For Years”
EWG has just released a list of documents that confirm knowledge about the risks of PFA’s to health–this link will connect you with a long list of reports. PFA’s have been associated with cancer, endocrine disruption, immune system dysfunction, and liver compromise. Items that contain PFA’s include non-stick cookware, water-resistant […]
Banned Substances in Your Groceries??
There are a number of banned substances that make their way into our food supply. Fortunately there are options available to minimize exposure. Check out this fun article–it even has an interactive “grocery store” that lets you “check out” some groceries as well as find out how to avoid the […]
Potential Risk of B6 and B12 supplementation
A recent report states that those supplementing with high dose B6 and B12 are at greater risk of fractures. We do not want to ignore the association, but there are a lot of questions regarding their research. They did have a large sample of 76,000 women and followed most over […]
Dietary Risks for Cancer
Recent research continues to state the obvious: that a poor diet is associated with increased risk of cancers. Those with diets rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains had lower incidences of cancer than those eating a diet high in processed meats, red meat, and sugar. So be sure to […]
Sunscreen Absorbs Into Bloodstream–Safety Concerns?
This could actually be a very long post, but I know most of us are too busy to read long blogs. So, I’ll cut to the points (check out this article, too): Excessive sun exposure causes skin cancer. Safety studies have never been completed on sunscreens. New research shows that […]
A New Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Stanford reports that a new test may provide an effective way to diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). They also claim that it may help guide effective medication therapies. I am hopeful, but I also hope that it doesn’t put CFS into a specific diagnostic “box” since I suspect multiple factors […]