Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a diagnosis that is made based on symptoms—gas, bloating, change in frequency of stool, abdominal pain—that are present over a period of time. But the diagnosis doesn’t tell us anything about cause. I can’t tell you the number of patients who come to me, in total frustration, saying that their gastroenterologist told them they have IBS with the recommendation to take a probiotic, stop stressing out… Read More
I spend a lot of my days deep diving on cases of patients who come to me with hormone imbalance. For every person I work with, there’s a whole new and different picture. No one is the same, even if they have the same problem: painful periods, amenorrhea, PCOS, fibroids, hormonal acne, to name a few. It’s hormonal detective work: I’m always looking for clues, causes and conditions . finding… Read More
This year forced us to examine and reconsider our realities. The impact of the stress of a shifting world has been potent and no aspect of our lives has gone unaffected. For many of you, this forced pause has allowed time to focus on specific health issues and for others it’s created new imbalances to address (hello stress-eating and hyper-sedentary days!). This year more than ever, Dr. Galina and I… Read More
Dr. Maura shares what she’d 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