6 Ways to Ease Your IBS Symptoms

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6 Ways to Ease Your IBS Symptoms

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is no picnic. Over 15 million people in the United States suffer with bouts of cramping, diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, and abdominal pain. Digestive disorders, like IBS, can cause a great deal of emotional and physical distress yet many people quietly suffer on their own without seeking medical attention. [...]

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The Problem With Opioids for Chronic Pain

Nor shall any man's entreaty prevail upon me to administer poison to anyone; neither will I counsel any man to do so. – Hippocratic Oath When it comes to the treatment of chronic pain, the medical profession may be in violation of what can be regarded as the first medical ethic: First do no harm. [...]

Provider Spotlight: Lisa Lilienfield, MD

"Provider Spotlight" is a series that highlights the wonderful team of healthcare providers and specialists here at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine.     Dr. Lisa Lilienfield has been with the Kaplan Center for over 16 years. She is board certified in Family Medicine and practices Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, with an expertise [...]

Pre-diabetes: Are You at Risk?

Diabetes is on the rise. Among adults in the United States the trend has gone from 10.8% in 1994 to 14.3% in 2012. What's even more astounding is the prevalence of pre-diabetes. It has been reported that as much as 38% of the population has an abnormal response to insulin which results in an elevation [...]

Shingles Vaccine – Should You Get Yours?

* You can still get the shingles vaccine after a suspected case of shingles has occurred in order to prevent future outbreaks. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 1 out of 3 people in the United States will develop shingles, also known as herpes zoster, during their lifetime. The most common symptom is [...]

Epstein-Barr & Autoimmune Disorders

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), also known as human herpesvirus 4, is one of the most common human viruses. It is a member of the herpes virus family and spreads most commonly through bodily fluids, primarily saliva. According to the CDC about 90% of adults have antibodies that show that they have a current or past EBV [...]

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Is Mold Making You Sick?

Q: I was reading a previous Q&A where someone inquiring about chronic pain said she had tested high for mycotoxins. Is this something you are familiar with? Does this diagnosis indicate that the person has a fungal overload in their body? Thank you for clarifying this - I appreciate the information as we all try [...]

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Yoga: More Than Just A Stretch

Q: How is yoga different from stretching or other kinds of fitness? Why does yoga pay particular attention to the spine? Dr. Lisa: Yoga is more than just movement. It is a complex philosophy that has been around for thousands of years, and involves breathing and meditation. Yoga & Spinal Movement One of yoga's emphasis [...]

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Potato Chips – Is There a Healthy Choice?

Selecting the healthiest foods at the grocery store is an exercise of the mind. Labels often make lofty claims but when you dig deeper, it's common to uncover problems (for example, ketchup that's labeled as having "half the sugar" but contains artificial sweetener). America’s Favorite Snack When it comes to shopping for snacks, things get [...]

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Could You Have Sleep Apnea? 3 Things to Consider

According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep apnea affects more than eighteen million Americans. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), which is a condition characterized by pauses in breathing while you sleep, usually occurs when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and the airway is blocked. Throughout the night, as an individual struggles [...]

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