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
What is SIBO? Small intestine bacterial overgrowth and how to get rid of it.
This video is about The 4Rs: Part 2
In my last video, I described leaky gut and its connection with a variety of conditions from skin issues to autoimmune disease to weight gain. If your gut is in a state of impermeability, it does not have to remain that way. Leaky gut is treatable and the first step toward treating much of the chronic problems I see in my practice. We naturopaths use use something called the 4R approach… Read More
In my practice, I treat a wide variety of conditions including thyroid disease, autoimmune illness, rheumatoid arthritis, food sensitivities, eczema and metabolic issues. What do they all have in common? Intestinal permeability, or leaky gut. Research around leaky gut has existed for decades but it’s an often-overlooked cause of chronic imbalance in the body. In this next video in my gut health series, I explain: exactly what leaky gut is,… Read More
First in my series about gut health: what exactly do I mean when I talk about digestive wellness? How does it get off balance? How do we fix it?