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    Intravenous Vitamin C for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue…. and Hangovers?

    We take IV therapy very seriously I just read inThe New York Times thatIV vitamin therapy is the newin thing to do to recover from hangovers. Apparently, there are now companies which provide home IV’s by nurses to help you get over a night of heavy partying, so you are in better shape the next […]

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    “Unbroken” Author Laura Hillenbrand: The Face of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    It wasn’t all in her head Laura Hillenbrand is theNew York Times best-selling author of both Seabiscuit andUnbroken. Her feat of being such a great writer is even more fascinating and complicated considering she has been suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 27 years. I loved Seabiscuit the movie (I’m embarrassed to admit I didn’t read the book) and […]

  • President Obama: You Can Beat Acid Reflux Naturally

    Even Presidents get Acid Reflux I just heard on the news that President Obama was evaluated at a Virginia hospital for a chronic sore throat that was diagnosed asacid reflux. I am a fan of President Obama- as I think he is an eloquent man trying to do an impossible job. A job which comes […]

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    Can Jell-O be Good for Your Joints?

    We all grew up loving Jell-O. The wonderfully bold colors: red, lime-green and orange made eating the gooey stuff even more fun. Heck, before he got all the negative press, Bill Cosby made Jell-O world famous with the slogan: Mmm… Mmm… good- that’s what Jell-O pudding is just plain good. Well, the latest research seems […]

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    Allergic Heartburn: Does it Really Exist?

    Heartburn, or Acid Reflux as it is commonly referred to by doctors, is a very uncomfortable symptom. It also strikes fear in patients because it mimics the sensation of having a heart attack! The common triggers of heartburn tend to be acidic foods that make the stomach too acidic and this acidity causes backflow up […]

  • Comparing Allergy Drops vs Shots: The Latest Information

    It has been 8 years since I wrote my book, The Allergy and Asthma Solution (De Capo 2006 ) and after treating several thousand patients with allergy drops I am somewhat biased as to the tremendous benefit they provide for adults and children with environmental allergies and asthma. For many years, the allergy organizations have been reserved […]

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    Mononucleosis in Adults: What to Expect and How to Cope

    [updated August 2019] Infectious Mononucleosis, or more commonly known as “Mono”, is a viral infection most commonly due to the Epstein-Barr virus (although it can be due to Cytomegalovirus (CMV) as well). In fact, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the most common cause of infectious mononucleosis, but other viruses can also cause this disease. Mono has the reputation […]

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    The Skinny on Fats: “The Omega Zone”

    I may be late to the party. All the magazines are touting that fats are back in style. They’re correct this time. The research is in: proper balance of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet can be a game-changer for your health. My fascination with eating the “healthy fats” is not just because of their […]

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    Antibiotic Use: Our Savior or Our Scourge?

    There’s a lot to worry about nowadays. Researchers and Physicians worry plenty (it’s a professional hazard), and currently, my biggest concern is ouruse of antibiotics and the problems we are now facing because of them. A front page headline in The New York TimesBusiness Day section reads: ”A DEARTH IN INNOVATION FORKEY DRUGS“ The article […]

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    There’s Food in Your Medication – And You Might Be Allergic

    Food allergies only occur from foods you eat, right? Wrong! We all tend to forget that many medications and supplements are made with food products. It makes sense that if you have a food allergy that even if it’s in your medication you may have an allergic reaction. The problem is that so many people […]

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    Gastroesophageal Reflux: My Natural Approach to Healing

    What is Gastroesophageal Reflux? Gastroesophageal reflux, also known by the acronymGERD, is when the stomach acid starts to backflow from the stomach into the esophagus. Almost everyone has experienced gastric reflux at one point in their life. Remember that time you ate one too many hot dogs at your friend’s barbecue? You felt like your […]

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    What’s Causing Your Fatigue: Pt. 2 – Hidden Viruses

    COULD YOUR CHRONIC ILLNESS BE A MASKED INFECTION? We’ve all had a viral infection. It can be as mild as a rhinovirus that causes an annoying runny nose. It can be as severe as the Influenza virus, which can put you in bed for three weeks with coughing and weakness. The type of viruses I […]

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    What’s Causing Your Fatigue: Pt. 1 – Hidden Infections

    Chronic FatigueSyndrome andFibromyalgia are two of the most complex medical conditions that a patient can live withor that a doctor can face.Fatigue is a vague complaint to a physician because so many illnesses can present this symptom. Chronic generalized pain is also a diagnostic dilemma that sets patients off running to neurologists or pain management […]

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    Nutrition for Chronic Fatigue: Antioxidants = Pro-Vitality

    I recently presented in my “Medical Library” seriesThe Color Code by James Joseph, Daniel Nadeau and Anne Underwood. The premise of the book is that eating from a plate filled with colorful fruits and vegetables is the way to optimum health. It sounds like advice your grandma would give you, and you wouldn’t need medical […]

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    The Best Probiotic for Your Candida

    [updated April 2019] Probiotics are acknowledged as very healthy for anyone – but for Candida patients, they are especially important to repopulate the gut immune system with healthy bacteria. Unfortunately, probiotics are the wild west of medicine – no one seems to be able to say with authority which ones are effective and which ones are a […]

  • The Biblical Diet (No Prayer Required)

    It’s the healthiest nutritional program ever, and it’s called the Biblical Diet. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get on your knees, give away your belongings or take a vow of celibacy. It’s the Holy Grail of medicine: finding the diet that helps provide the proper nutrition for a long, vibrant life. I commonly refer […]

  • “I Beat Candida, So Can You!” – Our Own Nurse’s Story

    My nurse Mildred Weaver has been working at our practice for over 20 years. My patients know her as this lovely, kind person with a soft touch when it comes to giving shots, taking blood or putting in an IV. She’s also well-versed in nutrition, as she worked for Dr. Robert Atkins in the late […]

  • Vitamin C & Chronic Fatigue

    VITAMIN C IS ESSENTIAL FOR HUMAN HEALTH. PERIOD. A severe deficiency of Vitamin C leads to scurvy, which is a fatal disease, and one we don’t hear about much these days. Historically, scurvy was the disease of sailors and sea travel. Back in the day, many sailors on long voyages would die of this mysterious […]

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    Tired and Washed Out? Maybe You’re Iron Deficient

    True story: a patient of mine in her mid-thirties came to my office complaining she was tired–more tired than she had ever felt in her whole life. I looked at her carefully and, from appearances, nothing seemed wrong. She was an active woman who regularly ran 3 to 5 miles three times a week. She […]

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    IBS & Candida

    WHAT DOES IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME HAVE TO DO WITH CANDIDA? The classic association ofCandida albicans overgrowth in the body is inflammation called vaginitis. Dr. Oz had a recent program showing how a woman’s diet or the medications she takes (for example, antibiotics) can cause the imbalance and overgrowth of Candida. Dr. Oz omitted what I […]