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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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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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Keeping the Family Healthy this Winter

When kids go back to school, the germs come out to play. It doesn’t help that there is an increased risk for illness as the months progress: school, colder weather, holidays and diets can all play a role in decreased immune function during the Fall and Winter seasons.  One of the most frequent questions I’m Read More

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Sinus Infections: Beating the Acute & Chronic Upper Respiratory Bugs

It’s that time of year, when the sniffles, coughs and bugs come home from school and work. We have busy lives and these respiratory viruses can linger. We all know that using antibiotics for viruses are not helpful and can actually harm the gut microbiome, so today we are going to dive deep into these Read More

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Cut the Crap : Getting off Miralax

  If you’ve ever been to my clinic, you know there’s one thing I talk to all my patients about at each visit…. Their poop! Bowel habits are so important to help cleanse the toxic waste products out of our system. If bowels are hanging around in the colon longer than 24 hours, their likelihood Read More

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Winter is coming: Prepare your Immune System now

Hello Winter and Hellooooo Immune System!  As winter approaches, the beautiful bluffs will be glittered with snow and fireplaces will be glowing an amber hue. Oh the beauties of the seasons! What might not be so beautiful, are those illnesses that can accompany the changing of the seasons. In the winter we are typically indoors Read More