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
Quick Questions: How Can I Fix My Thyroid Symptoms?
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
How Do I Optimize My Fertility?
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
The Flu: Questions and Answers
Many of you have asked me about the current season of the flu. I always encourage you to get educated so you can make smart, informed decisions about your health. But confusion and misinformation about the flu abounds. What exactly is the flu, how long does it last and how is it spread? What is the flu vaccine and does it work? Should I get vaccinated and should I vaccinate… Read More