Feng Shui – the energy of space

Feng Shui – the energy of space

Everything in your home that takes up space, takes up energy, too. Practitioners of the ancient Chinese art of feng shui believe a person’s environment can impact the health of their body and mind. If you’re feeling sapped or sappy, it might be READ MORE

Intermission: Sex-related Q & A

Intermission: Sex-related Q & A

I often get asked questions about sex issues and concerns by my patients, so here I tried to put together common Q & A which could help with some of your own curiosities or difficulties. Q: Should sex be viewed in a similar READ MORE

Herbal Cough Remedy for common viral cold and cough

Herbal Cough Remedy for common viral cold and cough

        If you are in the beginning stages of an upper respiratory infection, there is no need for early antibiotic intervention. In fact, 80% of the upper respiratory infections are viral in nature, and will resolve on their own. However, READ MORE

Herbal Gargling Solution for sore or painful throat

Herbal Gargling Solution for sore or painful throat

This traditional Eastern European herbal gargling solution has mended millions of sore and painful throats, including tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If pain, redness, or fever persist beyond 2 days, make sure to see your family doctor to get swabbed for a throat culture. But READ MORE

High Cortisol – how to spot and handle it

High Cortisol – how to spot and handle it

          Here is a common “bouquet” of symptoms, associated with excessively elevated cortisol: -I have difficulty falling asleep AND/OR wake up many times during the night. -I can’t handle pressure at home or at work – stress just drives READ MORE

Mercury Toxicity: what is it and how to fight it?

Mercury Toxicity: what is it and how to fight it?

If you are like most New Yorkers, you love to eat sushi. I grew up with Yama and Haru being the staples of my eating out experience. It was not until my first years of practice that I learned about Mercury Toxicity, how READ MORE

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a silent epidemic of the 21st century

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a silent epidemic of the 21st century

If you are like hundreds of thousands of other Americans, chances are you have experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or a similar illness at some point in your life. A definition of CFS was adopted in 1988 which restricted the diagnosis to those READ MORE

Springtime Symphony

Springtime Symphony

This Springtime symphony of feelings was inspired by the walk alongside Hudson River and Riverside Park.  New York City is awakening to a new Spring – a new beginning. As Pablo Neruda once said: “ You can cut all the flowers, but you READ MORE

Natural Treatment for Pain

Natural Treatment for Pain

A patient recently asked… “My family has a history of degenerative disc disease and I have suffered from lower back pain for several years. I am sick of relying on painkillers. Is there anything else that might have a lasting effect?” I answered: READ MORE

Eat meals fresh and avoid reheating

Eat meals fresh and avoid reheating

I have a lot of friends and colleagues who cook for 2-3 days and just keep reheating the food whenever they need it. However, there are some foods which I would like to bring to your attention, which should never be reheated. Not READ MORE

Can’t cook but want to eat good stuff – a few tips for this weekend

Can’t cook but want to eat good stuff – a few tips for this weekend

I know there are many of you out there: don’t really know how to cook very well but want to eat healthy organic food and do good to your cells. Here are a few tips from one dilettante cook to another: Cauliflower Snack: READ MORE

Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee but had no time to ask your doctor

Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee but had no time to ask your doctor

Many patients, young and old, ask questions about coffee during their wellness checkups and I am setting some of these popular Q & A here for everyone’s benefit, in case you had no time to ask your doctor: Q: What would you say READ MORE

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