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GERD: A Nutritional Approach to Treating Naturally

GERD or Gastrointestinal reflux is usually a result of irritation of the esophagus from a relaxed esophageal sphincter. In some cases, it is a result of a hiatal hernia, or a bacterial infection called Helobacter Pylori. Dr. Lisa:Certain foods may aggravate GERD such as peppermint, citrus, dairy, tomatoes, grains containing gluten, as well as caffeine [...]

Water Kefir – Homemade Probiotics Made Easy

By Shannen Irwin, Office Manager I recently had the pleasure of attending an intriguing lecture on the benefits of probiotics, presented by our registered dietitian, Maria Hepler. During the hour-long presentation, she covered the importance of replenishing and maintaining good bacteria in the gut, and demonstrated how to make homemade water kefir - a probiotic [...]

5 Healthy Foods That Are Even More Nutritious When Paired Together

To maintain optimal health, our bodies need vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Whole foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts, are packed with these important compounds. They naturally help us boost our immune system, fight inflammation, and ward off chronic illness. But as a physician and founder of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, [...]

11 Food Rules For The Ultimate Anti-Inflammatory Diet

If you want to eat for long-term health, lowering inflammation is crucial. Inflammation in the body causes or contributes to many debilitating, chronic illnesses - including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and even cancer. That's why, as a doctor and founder of the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, I recommend my [...]

Cooking Demo Offers Anti-Inflammatory Solutions

Inflammation in the body contributes to or causes many of the debilitating chronic illnesses that we see in older adults, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and even cancer. The good news is that changing your diet is one of the most effective ways you can help prevent or even [...]

3 Reasons to Include Turmeric In Your Diet

Native to southwest India, and known for its radiant golden color and unique taste, turmeric has been used as a culinary herb for thousands of years, and is found in abundance in many Indian dishes, especially curries. But it is its role as a healing herb that has caused scientists to take a closer look [...]

Do You Know What’s In Your Dietary Supplement?

In February, 2015, Wal-Mart, GNC & Target were all served cease & desist orders by the New York State Attorney's Office to stop selling their store brand supplements after an investigation found that, not only did they contain several ingredients not identified on their labels as an ingredient, in many cases the herbal supplement itself [...]