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

Why do older people have such a hard time losing weight?

Look at the way multi-billion dollar weight loss industry is booming. Women and men fast, detox, take weight loss supplements, exercise intensely, clip-off portion of their stomachs, and the list goes on and on. It’s not that the older folks don’t lose weight READ MORE

Lunches and Dinners – cook them healthy and lose weight.

Lunches and Dinners – cook them healthy and lose weight.

I love it when editors who are writing articles about healthy living and good food reach out to me for advice – this way I can spread the word beyond our office – to the entire world.  When asked about my favorite healthy READ MORE

Dr.Kogan on Natural Remedies for Winter Colds

Winter is a time when we tend to succumb to respiratory infections, especially when the temperatures are changing abruptly and we are not sure how to dress appropriately for the outdoors. I strongly oppose frivolous use of antibiotics for viral respiratory conditions and READ MORE

The Midwestern Book Review praises ‘Diet Slave No More!’

The Midwestern Book Review praises ‘Diet Slave No More!’

By Diane Donovan – Senior Reviewer at Midwestern Book Review: Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey into Your Self is an unexpected journey in that it’s not another book on “how to diet”. Instead, its holistic approach combines the medical traditions READ MORE

‘Diet Slave No More!’ book garners first reviews..

‘Diet Slave No More!’ book garners first reviews..    Christian Sia:  Diet Slave No More!: A Fun Literary Journey Into Your Self by Svetlana Kogan, M.D. is one of the best things I have read in a very long time about dieting and READ MORE

Hormones – the minions of teenage reality

Hormones – the minions of teenage reality

In my previous post I claimed that due to functional brain differences, teenagers are living in a reality dramatically different from that of their parents. http://dtpdoctors.com/2015/11/why-our-teenage-kids-live-in-a-different-reality/ Imagine a cartoon of all that. If the explosively emotional limbic brain can be visualized as the READ MORE

Why our teenage kids live in a different reality

Why our teenage kids live in a different reality

This is my sixth installment, as a doctor and as a mom of two kids, on a topic, which is so hot for so many of us: our teen kids. My original post, which can be found here http://dtpdoctors.com/2015/10/leave-me-alone-i-can-manage-my-own-stuff/ has stirred a lot READ MORE

Is your child a loner that gets picked on?

Is your child a loner that gets picked on?

My discourses are moving on to the life of the 6-10 year old kids, which I find quite remarkable. This age is one of the brick-stones that lay the foundation of the teenage behavior, which we were discussing in our previous articles. I READ MORE

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