• fish allergy

    A Smelly Fish Causes a Deadly Allergic Reaction

    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 would never imagine that the smell of a food can cause a deadly allergic reaction – but it did. An Allergy Tragedy […]

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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

    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 I saw a 60 year old male patient today with the classic symptoms of candida overgrowth: irritable bowel syndrome his entire adult […]

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

    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 popular asthma inhaler will soon return to stores. For people 12 and older, it is used for temporary relief of mild intermittent […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 on 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 […]

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    Gut Check: A Key to Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

    At Mitchell Medical Group we specialize in diagnosing and treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The common thread in these patients according to two new major studies involves the gut and the immune system. For many years, patients with chronic fatigue syndrome were thought to have a mysterious infectious disease – or at worst were suffering with […]

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    Why Benadryl Doesn’t Work for Angioedema | How to Reduce Angiodema Swelling

    Benadryl is the most widely used antihistamine for treating allergic reactions. It does have a long record of safety and it has a rapid onset of action. But, is it the proper treatment for angioedema? What Is Angioedema? Angioedema is the medical term for swelling of connective tissue in the body which is readily apparent […]

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    My Concern About Tiger Woods Developing Leaky Gut Because of Ibuprofen

    I know golf enthusiasts are thrilled to see Tiger Woods back on the golf course and playing some amazing golf – especially for someone who has been through multiple surgeries and other complications. However, it was revealed in the Wall Street Journal today that Tiger is relying on Ibuprofen on a daily basis to keep […]

  • Is Benadryl Good for Allergic Reactions?

    Is Benadryl the best option for treating allergic reactions? Dr. Dean Mitchell, Board Certified Allergist in NYC, discusses why Benadryl is not the best antihistamine for allergic reactions. For so many years people have thought that they should take Benadryl for allergic reactions. It’s common to get Benadryl in the ER when you are having […]

  • Living the ImmunoLife

    Welcome to the ImmunoLife Series with Dr. Dean Mitchell – clinical Immunologist and holistic medical doctor in NYC. The ImmunoLife series is about Dr. Mitchell’s upcoming book “ImmunoLife.” Both the book and the video series discuss what you can do to strengthen your own immune system naturally and with proven scientific methods. The topics in […]

  • Are Flu Shots Important? Why You Need to Get a Flu Shot

    How do you prevent getting the flu in the first place? Clinical immunologist and holistic doctor in NYC, Dr. Dean Mitchell discusses the importance of the flu shot and why you should get it. Your best chance at reducing your risk for getting the flu is by getting the flu vaccine. I know what a lot […]

  • What to Do If You Get the Flu

    The flu is running rampant this year in the US, especially in big cities like NYC. Do you know what you should do if you end up getting the flu? Dr. Dean Mitchell, clinical Immunologist and holistic practitioner in NYC, discusses the typical flu symptoms, how to get diagnosed with the flu, and the different treatment […]

  • Interstitial Cystitis and Candida Overgrowth: Helping One Helps the Other

    Interstitial cystitis (IC) is the medical term for “a painful bladder.” Bladder pain is a complicated pain compared to muscle pain. With a muscle pain you have a good idea of the specific muscle or area that is inflamed or painful. Bladder pain is more mysterious in that, mainly women, can experience abdominal pain, back […]

  • Meat Allergy: A Mystery Food Allergy Until Now

    A severe food allergy in many cases is a straight forward diagnosis for an experienced allergist to make. The key to diagnosing is a comprehensive, detailed history of what the patient ate in relation to the time the allergic reaction occurred. Peanut allergy, tree nut allergy and shellfish allergy are all highly protein foods and […]

  • Thank You Jane Brody for Giving Recognition to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Jane Brody, the well-known New York Times science writer, has done more to advance public health information than anyone in the past twenty-five years. I should know, I’ve been reading her column religiously since I started medical residency over 25 years ago. She is fair and careful to present the facts and then weigh in […]

  • How You Take Your Vitamins and Supplements Makes All The Difference!

    You walk into any pharmacy or health food store and you see hundreds of bottles of vitamins and supplements. You think to yourself which should I buy that will improve my health? You may spend time considering which brand of vitamin to choose, the dosage and, of course, the cost. But what you should take […]