Right up there with the very well-marketed Paleo diet, intermittent fasting (IF) has achieved popular attention in the past year for its potential role in achieving rapid weight loss. But now there is mounting evidence that this approach to eating… Continue reading
A topical post based on recent experience, unfortunately.
Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are common plants in the genus Rhus, found throughout the United States and in Africa, often near hiking trails. Four in five people are… Continue reading
Horse chestnut seed extract has been shown to have some effect when used orally for symptomatic treatment of chronic venous insufficiency, such as varicose veins. It may also be useful for relieving pain, tiredness, tension, and swelling in the legs.… Continue reading
The original description of Behçet’s syndrome included recurring genital and oral ulcerations and relapsing uveitis. This disease is also associated with cutaneous hypersensitivity; 60%–70% of patients will develop a sterile pustule with an erythematous margin within 48 hours of an aseptic… Continue reading
There’s a growing body of research supporting the methodologies we use in our medically supervised Quant Coach Program here at My Doctor Medical Group.
If you get violently ill every time you go on a roller coaster, what do you… Continue reading
It’s not time to panic.
The latest April 14, 2013 update on the H7N9 Avian Influenza A outbreak from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 11 additional cases of human infection have been laboratory confirmed. Three cases are… Continue reading
The consumption of bone marrow and bone broths have become more commonplace, and even hip, with the rise in popularity of the Paleo Diet, Perfect Health Diet and GAPS Diet. Bone broths are meant to be a staple in evolutionary-type… Continue reading
Book Review: “Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child,” by Victoria Maizes MD (http://victoriamaizesmd NULL.com) of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.
Many challenges face parents wishing to successfully conceive… Continue reading
Updated: Novel respiratory coronavirus identified in travelers to Middle Eastern countries #travelmedicine
Public Health Agency of Canada: February 15, 2013
US Centers for Disease Control: March 7, 2013
Update: A total of 14 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection have been identified, with 8 deaths. There seems to be an association with… Continue reading
You sprain your ankle badly, and aren’t sure if it’s broken or not. It’s 6pm on a Friday evening, so you head to the ER to have it x-rayed. At triage you ask “how much might this cost me?” Typically,… Continue reading