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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 […]

  • 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 Diagnosis: From Your Mouth to your Gut

    At Mitchell Medical Group, we are seeing patients every week showing clear manifestations of yeast 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 was immune deficient present with signs 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 show Billions (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 from chronic hives is that dermatologists […]

  • Candida Diet and Program Update: Less Restrictions, More Options

    If you are reading this blog, I gather you are familiar with the condition Candida hypersensitivity. You may be suffering from any of the assorted symptoms that Candida can cause: bloating, constipation, gastric reflux, skin rashes, vaginal yeast infections, brain fog, and fatigue. I get so many questions from well-educated patients about the Candida diet. […]

  • The Relationship between Adrenal Fatigue and Stress = a Double-Whammy!

    We all get stressed! No disagreement there. The concern is when chronic stress causes a medical problem, and if it does where is the problem. Well, if we believe medical physiology (the study of our body functions) then the key location is the adrenal gland. The adrenal gland secretes several different hormones that are so critically […]

  • ImmunoLife Diet: The Best Ways to Eat to Keep you Immune Strong

    There is still nothing more controversial in medicine than diet and nutrition. It seems to be the Holy Grail to find the “perfect” diet combination to keep you trim and strong. I have gone on this journey myself and I’ll share what I learned, the mistakes I made and what I believe is the key […]

  • Could Gluten Sensitivity Be Causing Your Chronic Fatigue?

    Gluten is a sticky protein that is found in wheat that can cause inflammation in people who are sensitive to it. If you see a doctor for fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, or chronic fatigue, he or she may recommend that you reduce your gluten intake. Watch this video to find out why your holistic doctor in New York, […]

  • Foods to Avoid if You Have Candida

    Candida is an overgrowth of yeast that affects millions of people, many of whom are unaware of the cause of their symptoms. In fact, it is estimated that one in three people suffer from yeast overgrowth and candida. When you seek candida treatment in New York, NY, your doctor will recommend dietary changes that should resolve […]

  • Flu Shot Vaccine Advice from an Immunologist in NYC

    This weekend I found myself recuperating from a mild viral illness. I self-made the diagnosis (using my medical skills) because what started as a scratchy throat- which I thought was due to lecturing for 3 hours to my medical students this week – actually evolved into a low-grade fever with some chills and sweats. Fortunately, […]