• thyroid issues

    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!

  • vitamin d sun

    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 […]

  • chronic fatigue syndrome

    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 […]

  • angiodema treatment

    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 Angiodema? Angioedema is the medical term for swelling of connective tissue in the body which is readily apparent […]

  • risks of ibuprofen

    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 […]

  • David vs. Goliath: Mitchell Medical Group vs. Hospital-Owned Practices

    Bigger isn’t always better… While a big hospital owned practice may have lots of money to advertise, to have beautiful waiting areas and lots of equipment, it may not feel like the most intimate setting to discuss your medical issues. At Mitchell Medical Group, our offices in New York City (57 West 57 th Street) […]

  • Candida Die-Off Prevention: Dr. Mitchell’s Preventive Prescription

    Candida Die-Off Prevention: Dr. Mitchell’s Preventive Prescription   I am seeing dozens of patients that suffer withCandida hypersensitivity every week in NYC and Long Island practices. I am especially impressed at how smart and well-informed so many of these patients are about the diet and their condition. In fact, many have travelled hundreds of miles […]

  • The 10th Doctor : How a Holistic Doctor is Different

    How many doctors would you say you have seen for your medicalsymptoms? One? Two – for a second opinion? More than that? AtMitchell Medical Group in NYC, Dr. Ricki and I half-jokingly refer to ourselves asThe 10 th doctors as it is not uncommon for our patients to have seenat least nine doctors before coming […]

  • Dr. Mitchell Featured on News 12 Long Island | Pollen Seasons Over Double Allergy Hit

    There’s going to be a whole lot of sneezing this spring! Allergy season has officially begun and it is the perfect storm for allergy sufferers. Dr. Mitchell was recently featured on News 12 Long Island to discuss why the allergy season is so bad this year and how you can relieve your allergy symptoms. This […]

  • Candida Diagnosis: From Your Mouth to your Gut

    At Mitchell Medical Group, we are seeing patients every week showing clear manifestations ofyeast overgrowth or Candidiasis. Early in my career working in the hospital in the mid-1980’s, I would see patients infected with the HIV virus that were immune deficient present withsigns of Candida: a white coating on their tongue being the most common […]

  • IV Vitamin Treatments are not just for Billionaires

    I was watching a recent episode of the TV showBillions (yes I’m hooked like so many other viewers at Damian Lewis’s portrayal of a hedge fund billionaire on Showtime) and in the blink of an eye the entire office is receiving intravenous infusions to help them concentrate better and in some cases recoup from their […]

  • Chronic Hives: The rash and itching that can drive you crazy!

    Hives, also known in medical terms as urticaria, is a skin condition that is characterized by intense itching along with red welts. It looks like a person has been stung by a swarm of bees – only it occurs at any time without warning. The problem for patients that suffer with chronic hives is that dermatologists […]