Skin conditions are the one of the most common conditions seen by doctors. Recent clinical research has highlighted a possible link between the gut and skin health: commonly called the gut-skin axis.
With summer here in our beautiful city, having digestive symptoms such as abdominal bloating, gas, acid reflux and overall indigestion can be frustrating. Clothes may fit tighter due to bloating, Some people may not be able to enjoy outdoor barbeques for fear of indigestion or acid reflux.
Summer is here in our beautiful city. This is definitely the time many of us indulge in patio drinks, sweet fruits and maybe a few more treats at summer BBQ’s. What you may not realize is these choices may increase the risk of having increased digestive problems such as gas, bloating, loose stools and constipation.
Back in medical school, one of my favorite herbal instructors told us that to kill off a throat infection, all that was needed was a teaspoon of crushed garlic a few times per day. When asked how to get patients to take this, she had a few tricks up her sleeve.
The holiday season is upon us! This is the start to the holiday parties and dinners with family. Although this is a fun time of the year, it can also be a stressful time for many that deal with digestive issues. Many of my patients suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or SIBO. They manage their digestive symptoms by avoiding specific foods, detoxifying their digestive system, taking probiotics and managing an overgrowth of fungus or bacteria with medications. During the holidays, it can be difficult to maintain these dietary and medication regimes.
When we think of boosting our immune system, what often comes to mind is eating extra oranges to boost our vitamin C, taking drops of Echinacea or holding oregano oil under your tongue.
While these are great immune boosters, how can we really build the immune system?
Hello everyone. I am currently attending a very interesting conference by the Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs (MAPS) in Atlanta, GA. Such a great city, with incredible history and spectacular weather.