I constantly talk to my patients about how keeping your gut healthy is essential to clear skin, whatever your actual skin issue is. To understand this, we need to talk about something called the gut-skin axis. That relationship is complicated, but the basic understanding you need to have it that there are four aspects to this: The gut may communicate with the skin in several ways: • Absorption of nutrients… Read More
Dr. Maura shares what she’s doing in her house this fall and winter for immune protection.
Dr. Maura explains her guidelines to getting to the root cause of stubborn acne.
Chronic stress and anxiety can have widespread effects on the body. Herbal medicine can help. Dr. Maura discusses three of her favorite herbs for stress management in this video. #BeWell Dr. Maura
The digestive system houses a large portion of our immune system so keeping it healthy is crucial. Dr. Maura discusses the science behind this and her recommendations for optimizing immunity through the gut. #BeWell Dr. Maura
Welcome to Quick Questions. Today’s question is from my patient David who asks, “How do you choose a probiotic? There’s so many. How do you choose the right one?” Here are my top three tips. First, look for a probiotic that contains multiple strains of two species of probiotic. One is lactobacillus, the other is bifidobacterium. And look for a probiotic that has between 1 and 10 billion CFU per… Read More
In Quick Questions, we explore a topic brought to me by someone in my practice. This one is from my patient Jennifer who asks about thyroid function. She feels tired and sluggish, but all of her thyroid labs come back normal, so what’s the story? We as naturopaths look a little bit below the surface when it comes to thyroid function, and the first thing you want to really pay… Read More
I’m perpetually inspired by my female patients: successful, interesting, socially and culturally engaged women who know their minds, and their bodies. Many of these women focus on their professional lives and hold off on having children until their late thirties and early forties, so I end up talking a lot with patients about getting their bodies in shape for pregnancy later in life. I practice in New York City, which… Read More