Click here to check out my latest blog posting for the Huffington Post and check out why over 1400 people have already liked it on Facebook!
Check out my latest Huffington Post piece on how to get quality sleep without the help of habit-forming pharmaceuticals. This piece is particularly relevant to city-dwellers!
As kids who played outside endlessly during the summer, my mom would slather a bit of Coppertone on the faces of my brothers and me before we tore off to frolic in the water all day; no one worried about things like oxybenzone or nanoparticles seeping into our skin. Times have changed. Any glance at the shelves of Duane Reade or Whole Foods reveal a rather overwhelming number of products… Read More
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be blogging bi-monthly for the Huffington Post on topics in integrative, holistic medicine, specifically how I, as a naturopathic doctor, treat the cause of common problems ranging from anxiety and autism to IBS, constipation, fertility, candida and everything in between. The current entry is about holistic recovery from substance abuse. Have a request for something you want to hear more about? Tell me! Click here… Read More
Allergy season 2012 has arrived early, much to the chagrin of the 40 million people who end up sneezing, wiping their runny noses and grappling with itchy, watery eyes, among other symptoms. With researchers declaring spring 2012 the worst allergy season yet, is it possible for the typical sufferer to imagine life without daily doses of Claritin or Zyrtec? The answer, from what I’ve found in practice, is a resounding yes. As a… Read More
I had the great honor and privilege of working with esteemed naturopathic doctor Peter D’Adamo during my four years of medical school. I also helped him launch his first clinic and retail facility in Brooklyn during my first six months after graduation. My medical school alumni magazine did a feature story about Dr. D’Adamo, which also weaves in my own story of how I came to practice medicine and how… Read More
I’ve been a fan of exercise ever I got my first pair of Adidas and scrambled around the soccer field as a kid. As a competitive tennis player in my teens, I logged hours each day on and off the court, training when I wasn’t playing matches. After a brief foray into the world of rowing crew in my freshman year of college, I decided that the school newspaper was… Read More
Full disclosure: I am not a morning person. At all. I wish I were and I have this fantasy that one day (one day!) I will, indeed, become someone who bounds out of bed at 6 in morning, ready to take on the world, or at least a couple-mile jog. Until that day arrives, I am content to ease into the morning at a more civilized hour. As an O-type… Read More
As the latest round of flu has me knocked out (yes, even doctors get sick on occasion), I decided it was worth reposting an abbreviated version of one of my favorite blogs from my med school days about preventively treating my mom for the dreadful flu with one of the best and most powerful supplements around: ARA 6. Why does it work? It supports the gut, where the body’s immune… Read More
My younger brother keeps what you would call an active travel schedule. In the last few months he’s been to: England, Russia, Italy, Poland, Brazil, South Africa, China, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada and several points around the U.S. And I’m probably forgetting a few. As chief of staff of one of the heads of a major investment bank, the guy is no slouch when it comes to globetrotting. Luckily, he’s constitutionally… Read More