Category Archives : Articles

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Auricular Acupuncture for Post Surgery Vomiting

There have been a couple of other recent studies involving only auricular acupuncture. I would assume there is so much interest in auricular acupuncture because it is easy to administer. The most simple style of auricular acupuncture doesn’t require the many thousands of hours of in-depth training needed by an acupuncturist.  Therefore even MDs with […]


Blueberries Antioxidant Capacity Undone By this Common Morning Ritual

There is a plethora of research showing the benefits of blueberries and their super anti-oxidant capacity.  No need to purchase expensive acai berry juice transported from another continent when we have an abundance of a super food all around Massachusetts, Maine and NH.   However the antioxidant capacity of blueberries can be completely undone by […]


Antacid Meds During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Childhood Asthma

There are so many natural options available for the majority of cases known as acid reflux, GERD (GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease ), heartburn, or whatever you want to call that it is appalling how these are indiscriminately handed out given their potential deleterious effects. There are certainly times when someone may need a Proton Pump Inhibitor […]


Vitamin D During Pregnancy May Support Offspring Immunity

The news has been loaded with a plethora of articles touting the benefits of vitamin D reported in nutrition journals. Based on research of the past few years it appears that Vitamin D plays a large role in regulating the immune system. Most recently the American Academy of Pediatrics have doubled its recommended daily dosage […]


Acupuncture Effective For Chronic Headaches

For many types of headaches acupuncture can provide relief of pain and reduce medications. In addition Chinese Medicine is effective at bringing the headache sufferer’s body back into balance by using acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle changes. The majority of the time headaches are a symptom of imbalance in the body.


You Do Not Have a Statin Deficiency!

I can’t believe it! Did you see the headlines suggesting that if we take statin drugs prophylactically we will reduce our risk of heart disease? A study out of the New England Journal of Medicine was picked up by the major news outlets that if healthy people without elevated cholesterol but elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP) […]


Nutrition Therapy Before Statins!

Even though pharmaceutical companies are pushing statins on the general population through physicians – and you may have been pressured to take statins by your doctor you can still “just say no”. First of all there is not much compelling evidence that statins actually reduce your chances of getting vascular disease. However, there is clear […]


Acupuncture Alleviates Chemotherapy Side Effects

There have been many studies showing that acupuncture is very effective at helping reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy. Clinically I can attest to acupuncture’s efficacy as I’ve had many cancer patients come in during their chemo weeks because it helps balance their stomach and GI system and reduce the need for other anti-vomiting medication.