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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 of 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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    Is Benadryl Good for Allergic Reactions?

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

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    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 […]

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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 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. […]

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    What Is Holistic Medicine?

    You’ve probably heard the term “holistic medicine” before, but what does it actually mean? To better understand holistic medicine, it’s helpful to take a look at what it isn’t. Conventional medicine focuses on suppressing the symptoms of a health problem to improve a patient’s comfort. On the other hand, holistic medicine practices focus on eliminating symptoms by […]

  • Flu Vaccine News For Parents: Flu Shot Trumps FluMist

    I have some bad news for all the children in the U.S: Scientific evidence has clearly shown that the Flu shot is superior(63%) in protecting against the Flu than the newer vaccine FluMist (3%), which is a nasal inoculation. This means that getting a flu shot will provide the important protection against the key strains of […]

  • How Fibromyalgia Can Affect Your Life

    Fibromyalgia treatments serving New York, NY, are highly effective. However, if you do not seek help from a holistic doctor, your fibromyalgia can become debilitating. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain throughout the body. Many people also suffer from fatigue, memory problems, and mood issues. Sometimes, symptoms simply worsen over time. At […]

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    A Look at Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Are you frequently tired or dealing with insomnia or low energy? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. This condition mostly affects women in their 40s and 50s, and chronic fatigue treatment typically relies on extensive blood work to identify the problem’s source. What is Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder that causes complex symptoms […]

  • Possible Causes of Fibromyalgia

    If you were recently diagnosed withfibromyalgia in New York, NY, you probably have a lot of questions about the causes of fibromyalgia, and your fibromyalgia treatment options. Fibromyalgia pain can make it difficult to work or participate in activities that you enjoy, and getting answers about the condition from a homeopathic doctor might make your […]

  • Dr. Mitchell Featured on ABC News Article: A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds

    Dr. Mitchell was recently featured on an ABC News article entitled “A Dust Mite Pill May Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms, Study Finds.” People with severe asthma can face dangerous reactions if their allergy symptoms induce an asthma attack states Gillan Mohney in the article. But according to a new study, a new treatment may be available […]

  • What do Hockey Players and Fibromyalgia Patients Have in Common?

    Hockey players- and I have taken care of a few NHL players- are elite athletes with incredible strength and stamina. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue patients- and I have taken care of hundreds of them- are battling pain and exhaustion to try and get through every day. What could they possibly have in common? The need for […]

  • Get to Know Dr. Ricki Mitchell

    If you are in need of fibromyalgia treatment, thrush treatment, or chronic fatigue treatment near New York, NY, look no further than Dr. Ricki Mitchell of Mitchell Medical Group. Dr. Mitchell is an experienced and attentive integrative doctor who can help you find relief from your painful and uncomfortable symptoms. Dr. Mitchell has years of experience […]

  • 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 […]

  • Bee or Wasp Stings: A NYC Allergist Tells you When to Seek Help

    The summer is the best time in New York to be outside playing sports: softball, tennis, biking or even going on walks in the park. It’s even great for outdoor picnics if you can find a shady spot without too many annoying insects. I do see more insect stings to bees, wasps, and hornets during […]

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    Is the Peanut Allergy Cure Here?

    I was watching ABC News on Sunday when I heard the words: “Peanut allergy cure is found”. Of course, I immediately stayed tuned to hear if there was a new breakthrough I wasn’t aware of. The exciting news (which I was aware of), is that Dr. Wesley Burks at Duke University has successfully desensitized children […]

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    Ragweed Is Blowing in the Wind…

    The weather has been amazing the past few days….. Cooler air, sunshine; however, I am seeing many patients suffering with what at first seems like a cold- runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing. Beware! These are likely to be the signs of ragweed pollen allergy. The season started very late this year- usually Labor Day […]

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    Medical Tips to Help you Avoid Illness While Flying

    With President’s Day this week, many families are taking off since schools are closed. I won’t be enjoying a holiday this week, but I will give you some medical advice to help you get through the flight and off to a great vacation. Flying can be hazardous to your health in many ways. Let’s break […]

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    Candida Diet: The Best Weight Loss Diet No One Talks About

    [blog updated April 2019] At Mitchell Medical Group, we specialize in the treatment of Candida overgrowth. The symptoms a patient with Candida can have may range from an irritable stomach with excessive gas, to digestion problems (that may be referred to as reflux) and rashes in many parts of the body. Women are acutely aware when they […]

  • Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    Genes, Infections and Drug Allergies

    I read an exciting article in USA Today (October 25th) about Genes and Medicine. The article, “Genes are Part of the Puzzle”, shows how medical research is moving to personalize medicine based on your genetic fingerprint (genome). The article is careful to state that while you can have your entire genetic make-up analyzed, even expert […]