Osteoporosis prevention and treatment

Osteoporosis prevention and treatment This is such an important topic! Every trimester at PCOM, I teach a class about Menopause and Osteoporosis prevention and treatment. When I repeat the statistics on how many will suffer with major bone loss, it always staggers me. 1 in 2 women over age 50 will be diagnosed with Osteoporosis! […]

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Why do I feel bad, with normal lab ranges?

You’re not feeling your “normal self.”  You feel tired, maybe even depressed, symptoms are popping up that you’ve never experienced before. You know there’s something wrong. You have numerous blood tests done, which come back “normal”, and then your doctor says, “There’s nothing wrong with you”. What??? That can’t be right. This has undoubtedly happened […]

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Gluten sensitivity, is it making you sick?

I’d learned about Celiac Disease (Sprue), Crohn’s disease, and Irritable bowel syndrome in college, while training to be a practitioner of oriental medicine. I knew that some dietary restrictions were deemed necessary in keeping the digestion “normalized”, but I wasn’t aware of gluten being such a major player! I also learned that with Oriental Medicine, […]

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Anti-Aging-Can we do it? (Part 2)

As I was saying in Part 1, balance is pretty crucial in anti-aging techniques. Some other products, that will, over time, age us faster are: sugar, salt, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, soda, aspartame containing products, processed foods, and foods that we know are allergens for us, and some that we may not realize are problematic. So, […]

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Fertility, how can acupuncture and herbs help?

For anyone struggling with infertility, it is quite an emotional rollercoaster. Every month, with another negative reading on the “stick”, can lead to depression and heartbreak. After months, or a year of trying, one might see a doctor to find out why “things” aren’t happening. Sometimes there are answers. There could be blood/hormone labs showing some irregularities, […]

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