Stinging nettles are a personal favorite when it comes to herbs. A plant that is loved by few, and feared by many. I noticed the other evening that I have a fairly sizable patch of nettles growing in a nice shady spot under a spigot in my backyard. Perhaps this is a testament to how…Details
Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…Details
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Eggs go quite nicely with pesto, I’m smitten. Below is the recipe for a wonderful pesto scramble I made this morning that I want to share. I finally gave in and bought a bunch of basil plants from TJ’s. I just can’t wait for the ones I’ve actually…Details
This is always one of the more difficult questions for me to answer because there are so many variables to consider when choosing which dietary approach is right for an individual. I don’t believe one diet is always better than all the others. I do believe a person needs to find a diet that is right for…Details
Recommendations for Cervical Cancer Screening Benefit vs Risk Annual cervical screening is thought to lead to a large number of unnecessary procedures and treatments. The prevalence of the virus associated with cervical cancers is high, but the cervical cells will likely return to normal within 1 to 2 years as your body is capable of fighting off…Details
Cauliflower does not seem like a favorable kid snack, but believe me this is worth the try. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is beneficial for supporting detoxification pathways, providing antioxidants, and is a great anti-inflammatory. Cauliflower is also a good fiber source and is very low calorie. See the nutrition facts here.
Dietary Supplement Recommendations Multivitamin preparations are the most common dietary supplement, taken by at least one-third of all US adults. Should, or shouldn’t I take a multivitamin is a question I am asked frequently by patients. The answer however, is not as simple as yes or no. Ideally, we would get all the nutrients our…Details
Not only do we typically see a resurgence of colds this time of year, but many children are reacting to their environment as well. Spring brings us an abundance of mold spores and pollens, as Mother Nature wakes her sleepy vegetation with sunshine, and more rain. Childhood allergies can also be year-round, and tend to…Details
When children get sick, we always want to do what we can to help them feel better. However, when they have a fever, our efforts could be counter-productive. The ability that children have to mount a fever is a clear demonstration of the inherent potential that the human body has to heal itself.
Gas and bloating are some of the most common gastrointestinal complaints I hear in my office. There are a number of reasons we experience this uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptom. If you are experiencing gas and/or bloating on a regular basis, it is definitely worth some investigation. There are some underlying causes that need to be ruled out to prevent any…Details