• flu shot guide

    The Flu Shot – 2019 Complete Guide

    Your best chance at reducing your risk for getting the flu is by getting the flu vaccine.  I know what a lot of you are saying – you’ve heard that it doesn’t work. But let’s look at some facts about the flu and the flu shot. And discuss the benefits of getting an annual flu vaccination. […]

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    Peanut Allergy Prevention – Can You Prevent Peanut Allergies?

    Allergies are on the rise – especially peanut allergies. In fact, every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Food allergies have been rising rapidly around the world over the past 20 years and now affect an estimated 2 to 10 percent of children in the United States. Food allergies […]

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    Time-Restricted Eating (TRE): The Best Way to Lose Weight and Improve Brain Health

    What if I told you there was a medical treatment that could improve your memory, prevent dreaded diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease AND lose weight? And what if I also told you it wouldn’t cost you a penny? I’m sure you wouldn’t believe me but don’t take my word for it. Check out the […]

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    Life Without an EpiPen – What Would That be Like?

    Researchers estimate that 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million children under age 18. That’s one in 13 children or roughly two in every classroom suffering from a food allergy. And allergies are only becoming more prevalent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that the prevalence of food allergy in children […]

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    Children and Allergies – Everything You Need to Know

    Table of Contents What are Allergies? How Do Allergies Happen? Are Allergies More Prevalent Today in Children? How to Know if Your Child Has Allergies What are the Most Common Allergies in Children? How to Help Your Child with Allergies Does Sublingual Allergy Immunotherapy / Allergy Drops Work? Final Thoughts on Children’s Allergies What does […]

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    Living a Safer Life with a Dangerous Food Allergy with Allergy Drops

    If you or anyone you know has a dangerous food allergy to peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish – any type of food, you are going to want to read every word of this blog. Even better, you should go to my podcast, The Smartest Doctor in the Room, and hear my interview with Dr. Mary Morris. […]

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    Healing Arthritis Naturally without Drugs

    I interviewed Dr. Susan Blum, author of Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally on my podcast, The Smartest Doctor in the Room. We had a lively discussion about how can a patient with inflammatory arthritis or other autoimmune diseases can find a way to treat themselves naturally. According to Dr. Blum: Arthritis […]

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    Is Gluten Really the #1 Food Enemy? Yes, No . . . Maybe

    On my podcast, The Smartest Doctor in the Room, I had an in-depth conversation with Dr. Peter Green an expert on gluten-related disorders. What you will hear may surprise you: not everyone has to avoid foods containing gluten. What to Avoid if You are Sensitive to Gluten However, if you are sensitive to gluten these […]

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    Why Patients Travel from Near and Far to Mitchell Medical Group

    At Mitchell Medical Group, Dr. Ricki and I have a unique, and successful, approach to treating our patients. Many people who come to us are so sick, all they want is to get their life back. They don’t even know what’s wrong with them and their quality of life is suffering. Not to mention that most […]

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    Vaccines: A Podcast Every Parent and Pediatrician Should Listen To

    I had the awesome privilege of interviewing Dr. Paul Offit from Children’s Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania on my podcast: The Smartest Doctor in the Room. Dr. Offit is the doctor every media outlet from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal goes to whenever there is an outbreak of measles or […]

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    How Do You Test for Candida Overgrowth?

    Can you test for candida? And if so, what is the best way to test for candida overgrowth in your body? Yes, you can test for candida. In fact, there are a few options when it comes to finding out if you have candida overgrowth in your body. Frequently, I hear patients have been doing […]

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    A Smelly Fish Causes a Deadly Allergic Reaction

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] We all know that eating a food that you are allergic to such as a peanut, a tree nut or a shellfish can cause a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). But most of us […]

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    The “Vet” Who WAS Allergic to Pets

    While you may think this story is about a military “vet” allergic to pets it’s actually about a veterinary student who is a patient of mine and who is allergic to pets. The Story of the Allergic Vet My patient, the allergic vet, was an honors student in high school and continued her success at […]

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    Candida Patients Don’t Need a Psychiatrist – They Need a Candida Specialist

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] In 2018, a patient that suffers from the symptoms of candida overgrowth doesn’t need a psychiatrist. What they really need is a doctor that specializes in treating candida! A Classic Candida Patient’s Story […]

  • Bad News for Asthmatic Patients: Primatene Mist is Back in the Pharmacies

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] I just read in The New York Times today that after a decade the FDA approved putting the asthma inhaler Primatene Mist back on the pharmacy shelves. A new version of this once […]

  • A Close Shave with a Medical Disaster

    I just had two cases in the past week that reminded me that everyday hygiene tasks can have profound implications on our health. The two stories are very different in many ways but there is a common bond that does link the two stories. I hope you will read these two stories and appreciate how […]

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    Adrenal Fatigue: How Stress and Diet Play a Big Role!

    Stress kills: it took a long time but even cardiologists recognize that acute and chronic stress can cause heart attacks. Gastroenterologists see patients with ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome that flare up under stress. And no one would argue that stress can trigger anxiety attacks. The common theme in all these conditions is what has […]

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    Dr. Google + Dr. (Grand)Mom = Medical Diagnosis | How Google Helped Solve a Medical Mystery

    I was so excited when I received my Sunday New York Times, and the magazine section included a Diagnosis column by Dr. Lisa Sanders. It is one of my favorite columns because her column includes interesting medical cases which I love to read and learn about. This week’s column on September 12, 2018, titled Traveling […]

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    Thyroid Optimization or Confusion?

    I just saw 2 patients this past week with the same exact problem: both had been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, and were taking synthroid for several years to treat their underactive thyroid. Yet when I asked them how they felt they both used the medical term – lousy!

    The first patient was a man who ate a healthy diet and was disciplined in exercising; but ever since he started taking synthroid his energy levels dropped. The endocrinologist he went to for treatment continued to increase the Synthroid dose as his treatment plan and kept telling him your thyroid function tests look fine except they weren’t fine. They were in fact way off!

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    Vitamin D: How to Get the Right Amount – And What it Means for Your Health

    The summer is a wonderful time: daylight lasts longer, T-shirts and shorts are more comfortable to wear than heavy clothes, and the warmth of sunshine puts most of us in a good mood. The health benefits of the sun are enormous: it helps everything in nature grow including ourselves. The most well-studied and understood benefits […]