The Truth About Vaccines

Wow! This documentary series is changing the dogma that I have learned and known for the past 20 years. Definitely will be instituting some changes. Previously I supported parents who chose not to vaccinate primarily for philosophical reasons. I believe every parent should have the right to choose what they do or do not do in terms of medical intervention…

Read More→

Why I Am In Love with Holistic Wellness

My passion for holistic wellness stems more from my experience as a patient than it does from my experience as a doctor. I’ve been a patient who felt fatigued with aches and pains only to be told by a traditional medical doctor that I was “healthy”. I’ve since come to determine that there’s a difference between being “healthy” and “being…

Read More→

Hometown Doctor; Hometown Feel

My goal is to provide personalized service in a big city that make families feel as if they are in a small town and the doctor knows their name and their kids.  I’ve worked in practices before where patients were seen at such a rapid pace that it felt more like an assembly line than a healing relationship.  I also…

Read More→

Personalized Service from a Doctor Mom

I think what sets our practice apart from other pediatric practices is the holistic approach and personalized service that we give to our families.  I named the practice “FamilyWellnessMD” because our focus is the entire family.  No child exists alone; they all belong in families.  When we see a new client, we are welcoming a new family to our practice. …

Read More→

Fruit, Veggies and Weight!

If you consume a lot of blueberries, strawberries, apples, onions and other flavonoid-rich fruits and veggies—organic, preferably—then your waistline may thank you! At least, that’s what a recent study published in the British Medical Journal, or BMJ indicates. The researchers say that a diet rich in those foods may help with weight management and maintenance. Flavonoids, which are found naturally…

Read More→

Benefits of Exercise

There are plenty of good reasons to exercise . . . but losing weight is not one of them. Yes, there are people, genetically-determined or armed with extraordinary determination, who can lose weight with a strenuous exercise program. But the majority lose a modest quantity and that’s the end of it. They even continue to torture themselves for years, telling…

Read More→

Avoid Processed Foods as Much as You Can

Processed Foods, Autoimmune Risk Processed foods. The temptation to eat them may be strong, since they are often ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat—quick and easy to get on the table. But you’ll want to keep that temptation in check not only because past studies have reported that consuming processed foods can increase the risk of heart disease, colorectal disease and weight gain,…

Read More→

Winning the Weight War

Weight management is an ongoing battle for many people, but your diet and lifestyle can either fight for you or against you when it comes to taming your weight. Truth be told, a typical Western diet and lifestyle can wreak havoc on your weight, but there are ways to help win the weight war. But just what is a typical…

Read More→

New Kind of Doctor

I believe in holistic medicine which differs a bit from the traditional medicine that I was taught in medical school and residency. Since being a mom starting ~5 years ago, my perspective changed on how we deliver healthcare to kids. Standard pediatric medicine in my opinion is more of a factory than it is the caring, preventive environment that it should…

Read More→

31 Days of Healthy Holiday Desserts

The month of December is fast approaching and after all the food that was eaten over the Thanksgiving holiday. I know that we are in dire need of healthier alternatives to our meals, so I found some great desserts recipes for the upcoming holidays. Try them out and tell me what you think here or on our Family Wellness MD…

Read More→