Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on our hormonal systems by increasing production of certain hormones and decreasing production of others.  They can imitate hormones, interfere with hormone signaling, compete…

Why should I use professional grade supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

Why Should I Use Only Professional Grade Supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

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…

Should I Be Taking A Multivitamin?

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…

Childhood Allergies

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…

Pediatric Fevers

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.