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Vitamin D – Its’ Role in the Immune System and Minority Populations

When the leaves start turning colors in the Midwest, I naturally start re-educating my patients on the importance of vitamin D, especially this year. This essential vitamin does wonders by helping our bodies fight off viruses, colds and upper respiratory tract infections which become more prevalent as the weather dips, and the immune system naturally Read More

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Lyme Lessons – Prevention – Part 3

Lyme disease is prominent in the Midwest. In part 1 of the series, we discussed routes of transmission (conventional and some not-so-conventional). Part 2 we discussed signs, symptoms and treatment for Lyme disease. In the final part of this series, it’s time to talk about prevention. The best way to prevent Lyme disease is to Read More

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Lyme Disease Signs, Symptoms, Testing + Treatment: Part 2

In part 1 of this 3-part blog series, I discussed potential Lyme disease transmission, infections as well as common misconceptions about Lyme disease. This post will highlight common signs and symptoms as well as current testing and treatment protocols. It is not meant to self-diagnose or treat Lyme disease symptoms.  It is important to seek Read More

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Lyme Disease Transmission + Myths: Part 1

As the sun heats up and summer fun gets underway, one thing is for certain: bugs want to be invited to the party. Living in the Midwest, one illness that sometimes goes unnoticed until it becomes a chronic issue, is Lyme disease.  You have probably heard about or know someone that has been bitten by Read More

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Vitamin D + Viruses

I hope you are all staying safe during these interesting times and getting outside to breathe in some fresh air and to soak in some vitamin D from the sun! In this current pandemic, medical experts are trying to piece together the puzzle and provide a roadmap to treating this infection.  New data and research Read More

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Treating viruses without fear

The coronavirus has created quite an uproar in the media. Deaths. Infections. Masks … Lots of masks. Hysteria. Quarantine. Travel bans. I bought a bubble and decided I’ll live in it for the next few months. Just kidding. What I’ve learned in health is that fear rarely solves problems. It usually makes people act hysterical Read More