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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Vanessa Berenstein, Joins the Kaplan Medical Team

A Letter to Patients from Vanessa Berenstein: Hello! My name is Vanessa, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the Kaplan Center’s new Integrative Registered Dietitian. I am really looking forward to working with Dr. Kaplan and his innovative team of health practitioners to help patients experience truly integrative, coordinated care. I completed [...]

20 Sep, 2016|By |Nutrition, Wellness|

Medical Malpractice in Treating Chronic Pain

While the standards outlined in the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline will improve patient care, they don’t go far enough. A recent letter from the US Surgeon General made a direct plea to physicians to help solve an urgent health crisis - now commonly referred to as "the opioid epidemic" - in America. A copy of [...]

18 Sep, 2016|By |Treatments|

Provider Spotlight: Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett

Sraddha Laura Elizabeth Dorsett has always been fascinated by the relationship between inner life and physical health. At the Kaplan Center, Laura sees patients for Private Meditation & Yoga Therapy Healing Sessions, teaches several meditation & yoga classes, and leads a free Weekly Drop-in Community Meditation Class.

06 Sep, 2016|By |Wellness|

Meditation, Health, and Love

When I speak about health, I speak about connection. I speak about love. There is a now famous story told by Dr. Dean Ornish, the integrative medicine pioneer, in which he asked an Indian spiritual master what the difference was between illness and wellness. The sage wrote both words up on a blackboard, circled the [...]

06 Sep, 2016|By |Meditation|

One Minute Yoga Practice To Do Anywhere/Anytime

At this moment, do you notice accumulated stress in your body? That slight clenching in your jaw, furrow in your brow, tension in your shoulders, tightness in your belly? The tools of Yoga Therapy are so powerful because they are accessible and meet us right where we are. The following exercise can help to release [...]

24 Aug, 2016|By |Meditation, Wellness|

4 Brain Boosting Properties of Resveratrol

What do pistachios, peanuts, blueberries, and grapes have in common? In addition to providing a tasty snack, they are all sources of Resveratrol - a naturally occurring substance found in certain plants that offers a number of health benefits to the brain! Resveratrol is a type of phytoalexin - a substance produced by plant tissues [...]

15 Aug, 2016|By |Inflammation, Nutrition|

5 Ways To Establish A Healthy Gut

Research over the last 10 years has revealed a great deal about the nature of bacterial flora (the microorganisms that live in our digestive system) and the vital role they play in our health. Because the immune system is largely housed in the intestines it makes sense that the 100 trillion (100,000,000,000,000!) bacteria in the [...]

27 Jul, 2016|By |Wellness|

Is Low-Dose Naltrexone Safe for Artificial Heart Valve Recipients?

Q: I have read that Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) should not be taken by people who have had organ transplants. Does this include an artificial aortic heart valve? Also, does it affect INR levels and should Warfarin dosage need to be readjusted? Low-dose naltrexone is a specially compounded capsule of 1.5 to 4.5 mg of naltrexone [...]

20 Jul, 2016|By |Treatments|

3 Steps to A Better Brain

Memory loss and cognitive decline is a battle most people will face as they age. But it is this really part of the “normal” aging process? Not necessarily. Current research is revealing that what we believed to be degenerative changes in the brain associated with the normal aging process could actually be the result of [...]

13 Jul, 2016|By |Wellness|

Vitamin D – For More Than Strong Bones

Though there is an abundance of research on the health benefits of Vitamin D, some estimate that up to 80% of certain populations in the US may have lower than advisable levels in the body. Furthermore, the definition of what constitutes a deficiency has changed over the years, making analysis of the scale of the [...]

06 Jul, 2016|By |Bone Health, Nutrition|
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