How COVID Affected a Close Friend

This month I want to share a COVID-related story. I know there is a lot of information—both accurate and inaccurate—circulating about COVID. We are all bombarded hearing about the dos and “dont’s”, but it is crucial NOT to wait until you are personally affected to take action. Even those of us in the medical community have been touched by COVID—in … Read More

New Guidelines on Calcium and Vitamin D for Osteoporosis

ALERT! Updated guidelines on Vitamin D, Calcium, or Combined Supplementation for the Primary Prevention of Fractures in Community Dwelling Older Adults! DO NOT TAKE! In the past it was common practice to put all post menopausal women on calcium and vitamin D to prevent fractures. However, the most recent recommendations have changed. Please note: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force … Read More

Intermittent Fasting in Patients with Diabetes

Intermittent fasting is a practice that is defined by time restricted eating. There are many types of intermittent fasting plans, the OMAD (one meal a day), the 5:2 (five days of eating with two day of fasting), 16:8 (16 hours of fasting with 8 hours of eating), 18:6 (18 hours of eating and 6 hours of fasting), 24 hour fasts, … Read More

Questions and Answers about the COVID Vaccine

Here are some recent questions and my answers regarding the COVID vaccination. 1. I’ve been infected with COVID in the past and recovered. My course was mild. Do I still need the vaccine? Yes, I would still recommend the vaccine. About 10% of people who were infected with COVID develop a weak antibody response that wears off in approximately 90 … Read More

Intermittent Fasting Can Enhance the Immune System

We have talked about intermittent fasting many times before, and now I want to emphasize how IF (intermittent fasting) can enhance your immune system. This is especially important with it being the cold and flu season. Just to review, here are just a few of the MANY benefits of intermittent fasting: Protection against inflammatory related conditions such as Alzheimers, type … Read More

Testing for COVID-19

There has been a huge rise in the amount of COVID-19 tests done in the United States. Everyday I get questions such as : “Do you do COVID tests in your office?” “Do you have the rapid COVID test available?” “My daughter’s boyfriend got diagnosed with COVID and he was visiting my house. Should I get tested for COVID?” “How … Read More

Why should I get the flu shot this year?

The flu shot will protect from getting the influenza virus. This virus typically causes an abrupt onset of fevers, chills, fatigue, and malaise. Many of us have already had the flu in the past. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. We don’t want to overburden the healthcare system with the … Read More

Work and School Tips For COVID Lockdowns

We are facing a big challenge this fall…many of us have to work and homeschool our kids. How are we going to cope with these added stressors? How are we going to take care of yourself? How are we going to manage these multiple responsibilities? Are you gaining weight and losing sleep? Here are some tips to keep you sane … Read More

How to take care of yourself during the stressful year of 2020

Hello and good day! I am truly concerned about the American public. Since the start of the pandemic in March of 2020, I have seen a rise in depression, anxiety, and obesity. Diabetics are not adhering to a healthy lifestyle, and their blood sugars are out of control. Children and adolescents are suffering from insomnia. The majority of my adult … Read More