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Essential Nutrients for Cold/Flu Season

With flu season now in full swing, make sure you’re prepared with these essential nutrients!

Vitamin C: Most people know to drink a glass of orange juice during cold and flu season. Why? Vitamin C! This water-soluble vitamin (it gets eliminated through your urine) is a powerful antioxidant that may help prevent the onset of illness, […]

January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Ketogenic Diet: New Hope for Cancer Patients?

Cancer has generally been accepted to be a genetic disease. However, Dr. Thomas Seyfried has revitalized the concept that cancer is actually a metabolic condition. In his talk, Seyfried states the Warburg Theory of Cancer:

Cancer arises from damage to cellular respiration.
Glucose fermentation gradually compensates for insufficient respiration.
Respiratory damage eventually becomes irreversible.
Cancer cells continue to ferment […]

June 24th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Acupuncture: an Overview

What was once Asia’s best kept medical secret is on the rise in the U.S. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults and 150,000 children had used acupuncture in the previous year. Between the 2002 and 2007 NHIS, acupuncture use among adults increased by approximately one million people.

The term “acupuncture” describes […]

June 11th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Exercise as Medicine

Exercise, exercise, exercise! How many times have we heard this? Most people know exercise is a good way to lose weight since activity burns calories. You do not have to be working out to increase your activity level; even taking the stairs instead of the elevator helps. The Mayo Clinic details six other benefits of […]

June 4th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Acupuncture and Mental Health

Forty million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, and the number, among women, is rising. One in ten Americans exhibit major depression (the leading cause of disability). Acupuncture is widely accepted as a treatment for physical maladies. But what about mental health? Dr. Anahita Forati has seen many patients respond to acupuncture for conditions like anxiety […]

May 14th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

The importance of Sleep during the “yin” time

In our culture of working hard, playing harder, life, work, and family it is easy to push oneself to the point of exhaustion.  Often people come to the clinic wanting to have more energy so they can fit 30 hours of activity into 24 hours.   The frantic pace of life then effects sleep and […]

May 6th, 2013|Integrative Medicine|

Understanding Free Radicals and Antioxidants

What do you know about your cellular health?   You should want to know, especially if you have a family or personal history of cancer or heart disease, or if you live a modern busy stressful life.  Our bodies need healthy cells in order to function properly, and healthy cells need healthy diets including lots of […]

September 6th, 2011|Integrative Medicine|

High Praise for “The Emperor of All Maladies”

“The Emperor of All Maladies”, written by physician, researcher, and award-​​winning science writer, Siddhartha Mukherjee is an elegant look at the history of cancer and its long entanglement with the history of humans.

Cancer has baffled humans for thousands of years and this book tells its story entwined with the stories of those who took it […]

September 6th, 2011|Integrative Medicine|

The Great Debate

 

On June 11th I got to participate in the 1st Annual Chinese Medicine Debate 2011 sponsored by the Pine Street Foundation.

I attended the training and became part of one of eight teams to debate seven topics in three rounds of debates.  Each team, through a lottery, was assigned a topic and a side to the […]

July 5th, 2011|General Update|

Acupuncture’s role in Integrative Oncology

Acupuncture’s use as an intervention to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment is gaining acceptability in Western Medicine.  Currently there are many clinical trials that have been completed on the effects of acupuncture for a number of conditions, mostly for pain management.  In cancer care, acupuncture clinical trials have focused on reducing the side […]

May 5th, 2011|Integrative Medicine|