• Mosquito Allergy: Sometimes More Than Just a Nuisance

    More Water Means More Mosquitoes I’ve noticed that everyone lately is complaining about mosquito bites. It seems Hurricane Irene brought with her more than just damaging floods. The excess water everywhere is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Normally, mosquitoes wouldn’t be a major topic of discussion, but with West Nile virus being reported in our area, […]

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    Food Allergy Relief: Eliminating the Right Foods Takes the Heat Out of Heartburn

    While reading the May 15th issue of Internal Medicine News, I came across an impressive article entitled, Elimination Diet Sweeps Away Esophagitis. The article cites a recent study by Dr. Nirmala Gonsalves and her group at Northwestern University in Chicago who studied how an elimination diet was able to reverse Eosinophilic Esophagitis in 50 adults. Eosinophilic Esophagitis […]

  • Asthma Prevention: Sublingual Allergy Drops Can Make An Impact

    Asthma by the Numbers, an article in yesterday’s New York Times, called attention to the fact that asthma continues to affect millions of Americans and costs about 56 billion dollars to control. The Times’ final line in the article speaks to the key issue: “Clearly, a lot more needs to be done to reduce the triggers and manage […]

  • Follow Your Gut Reaction: Allergies & Digestion

    We have all experienced stomach pains at one time or another: a bad meal, or worse, a case of food poisoning. However, if abdominal pain is a regular thing for you, a more thorough evaluation is warranted. I typically see a patient with chronic abdominal pain after they have been evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If […]

  • A Program, Not a Pill: Treating Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Part 1

    At Mitchell Medical Group, we have been treating Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue patients for over 2 decades. We have seen active, vibrant people become house-bound by the debilitating symptoms of both of these conditions. OUR APPROACH We have a different approach than many of our medical colleagues that either see this as a purely psychiatric condition or those […]

  • A Program, Not a Pill: Diet Advice for Fibromyalgia & CFS: Part 2

    This is the 2nd part of the series on helping patients that suffer from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Last time I discussed the metabolic disturbances in the body that occur if you suffer from either of these conditions. The essential role of getting the balance back in the body is to supplement the patient with the […]

  • Dr. Mitchell reports on the 2016 Integrative Healthcare Symposium (IHS): Balancing Your Bugs to Keep You Slim and Sharp

                I just gathered up my notes from the 3 days of lectures at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium at the Hilton hotel in New York, and I’m so excited to share what I learned: mainly, there are good bugs in our gut, in our lungs and on our skin that are […]

  • Allergic to Your Car? A Not So Unusual Case

    I had an interesting case yesterday in the office. A patient I evaluated for dog allergy a year ago, who has been on my sublingual allergy drops for a year, though she was relapsing. I was worried too: it didn’t make sense that the patient, I’ll call Jill, was doing so well on her allergy drops for her […]

  • Natural Treatment for Menopause

    I recently read an article titled “Better Training for Menopausal Management Urgently Needed” in Medscape Medical News. I found the article both fascinating and dismaying. It only confirmed what I have seen in our medical practice. Menopause is grossly untreated. The article also states that doctors need to look beyond what they are taught in […]

  • Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a serious condition that can adversely affect a person’s quality of life. Although there is no cure, a fibromyalgia treatment center that specializes in this condition in New York City can help manage the painful symptoms. These treatment options may include medications and vitamin therapy. Researchers do not yet know exactly what causes fibromyalgia. […]