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New Postpartum Depression Drug Zulresso is a Synthetic Form of Progesterone!

March 20, 2019

The new Postpartum depression treatment medication Zulresso, which was just approved yesterday by the FDA, is a synthetic derivative of progesterone. It is a synthetic form of allopregnanolone and also pregnanolone. In late pregnancy both hormones diminish greatly and continue to be low for up to 6 months after delivery. The drug is delivered by…

Health Benefits of Chlorella

Go Green! The Uses and Health Benefits of Chlorella

March 18, 2019

Sourced from single-celled freshwater algae, chlorella (chlorella vulgaris and chlorella pyrenoidosa are the most common types) has been around for billions of years. Known as a nutritional powerhouse, chlorella is the perfect superfood for today’s modern world. This superfood has an extraordinarily high chlorophyll content and is quite miraculous as it helps rejuvenate, strengthen, and…

Vitamin A: The Warrior Against Measles

March 14, 2019

Measles, a highly contagious sometimes fatal infection characterized by fever, malaise, cough, conjunctivitis and rash, has been a growing concern in our developed country. In recent months, there have been outbreaks of the disease in the New York area. In 2018, New York and New Jersey accounted for more than half of the measles outbreaks…

Myth: Vitamin D is Absorbed Through Glass

March 14, 2019

As you sit at work staring out the window, daydreaming about the beautiful warm weather outside, the sun shines into your office and it suddenly gets too hot. Oh wait! Never mind, It’s February in New York City, and the winter months are in full swing. With sub-zero temperatures and the blistering wind blowing, it…

Flint Michigan: How Do We Get the Lead Out?

March 12, 2019

As part of every pediatric workup, a child must have their lead levels checked to make sure there is no environmental exposure to lead. If your child is not sitting in the corner of your living room eating paint chips off your windowsill, chances are we stop testing for lead in the blood at a…

Special Event – “Brain Boosters & Busters”

March 5, 2019

Did you know that… Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US? As of today, NO CURE was found. The good news is that Dementia & Alzheimer’s disease are HIGHLY PREVENTABLE. Also, general brain health (memory, mood, focus, etc) can be optimized at any age by addressing key critical aspects and…

Why You Should Use a Shower Filter

Shower Filter Benefits: Why You Should Use a Shower Filter

March 4, 2019

When you drink a cup of water, you want that water to be free of contaminants and harmful chemicals. However, many of us don’t realize that we don’t just need clean water to drink but to bathe in as well. The water from the shower can also be harmful, and it can affect your health…

Matcha Cherry Coconut Energy Drink Recipe

Natural ‘Gatorade’: Tropical Matcha Cherry Coconut Energy Drink Recipe

February 25, 2019

While it may be tempting, consuming store-bought energy drinks are not always kind to your waistline or your wallet. Many of the energy drinks that are available on the market can be dangerous to your health, as they are packed with sugar, additives, and preservatives. On the other side of the spectrum are the healthy…

The Spicy Tuna Roll is Not Your Friend

February 20, 2019

Sushi, introduced to the United States in the early 1900’s by Asian cultures has become a popular meal in the American Diet. Many choose sushi as the “healthier” fast food. Contrary to the burger and fries, sushi boasts vegetables, seaweed and fish. Consumers get high doses of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, and omega-3s. In addition…

Dangers of Energy Drinks

The Dangers of Energy Drinks: The Dangerous Effects of Energy Drinks on the Body

February 19, 2019

In today’s world, many of us are always on the go and more often than not, living this type of lifestyle can be exhausting. For many people, they remedy their feelings of exhaustion by consuming energy drinks. Energy drinks have become quite popular among teenagers and adults since they offer a quick and easy way…

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