• Just as we know our bodies need exercise to remain strong and fit, we must recognize that we also need exercises to help keep ourselves mentally and emotionally strong and fit.

     

    So many of us get caught up thinking about the past with guilt or regret. We think that we wish we “could have, should have, would have” done something differently. And if we’re not thinking about the past, we're often worrying about the future and how certain things might play out. No wonder we are so stressed out and anxious! The truth is, we can’t change the past and we have no way to predict the future.


  • When I was first introduced to functional medicine, one of the new concepts we discussed was the microbiome.

     

    Back in 1995 this was barely mentioned in conventional medicine, and if talked about the microbiome or probiotics with colleagues, they would respond that there was little evidence they were of any significance. 

     

    The value of probiotics in digestive health was ignored by both general physicians and gastroenterologists. At best, people were told to consume yogurt because it was rich in lactobacillus.


  • Over 300,000 Americans every year are newly diagnosed with Lyme Disease, an illness transmitted from the deer tick that can cause debilitating neurological and physical symptoms.

     

    If you are planning on spending time outdoors in Upstate NY, Pennsylvania, Long Island, or Connecticut this fall, you may come in contact with ticks that spread this disease and other co-infections.

     

    We felt it was important to send a message out to our patients on how to prevent tick bites and how to respond should one occur.