• is gluten really the food enemy

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

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. 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 […]

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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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    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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    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

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] 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 […]

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    My Concern About Tiger Woods Developing Leaky Gut Because of Ibuprofen

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] 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. […]

  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Interstitial Cystitis and Candida Overgrowth: Helping One Helps the Other

     This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] 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 […]

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

    This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. [blog updated April 2019] 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 […]

  • candida die-off prevention

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

    Candida Die-Off Prevention: Dr. Mitchell’s Preventive Prescription [updated April 2019] I am seeing dozens of patients that suffer from Candida hypersensitivity every week in my 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 of my […]

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    The 10th Doctor: How a Holistic Doctor is Different

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

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    Candida Diagnosis: From Your Mouth to your Gut

    [updated April 2019] At Mitchell Medical Group, we are seeing patients every week showing clear manifestations of yeast overgrowth or Candidiasis. It’s not really that shocking considering that Americans are exposed to contributing factors of candida overgrowth regularly such as antibiotics, steriods, birth control pills, poor diet, alcohol overuse and stress. All of these contributing directly […]