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What you need to know if you get sick this winter

The recent frigid temperatures and extra stress put on so many by hurricane Sandy, more and more people have been getting sick this winter. In our office, we have seen many patients with cold/flu like symptoms and wanted to take … Continue reading »

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Why are so many people misdiagnosed or completely missed when screened for Hypothyroidism?

Did you know that thyroid disease affects more than 13 million Americans, yet more than half remain undiagnosed? More and more patients are coming in with symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) so this month we are setting out to explain … Continue reading »

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What is an autoimmune disease and how can it possibly relate to gluten?

In the June article, we covered gluten sensitivity, why it is so difficult to test for this sensitivity as well as the various reasons that people can become sensitive over time. If you missed the June newsletter, you can access it here.

This month, we want to continue the discussion and focus on the genetic component of gluten sensitivity and its relationship to autoimmune disease. This connection is very important and can affect virtually anyone because autoimmune diseases develop overtime and can happen at any age.

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Miracle Foods – Fact of Fiction?

“Now I’ve got the #1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat”. This was an actual quote from one of day-time television’s most trusted doctors.

The obesity epidemic is in the spotlight of politics, prime-time television, news and even the latest NYC legislation. Complete Nutrition and Wellness is here to give you the facts behind the most talked about “miracle” fat-burners and super foods.

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Testing For Gluten Allergy/Sensitivity – Your Result Can Be A False Negative!

Many of us are already aware of the myriad of health issues that can be related to gluten allergies, sensitivity and intolerances. Don’t worry, this article is not about going over what many of our readers already know (though if you need more information about what gluten is and what symptoms may be associated with its sensitivity, please see our article on gluten intolerance posted last year by clicking here). I would like to explore the variety of tests that are available, explain why so many have false negative results and detail the differences between celiac and gluten sensitivity and which tests are used for each. Even if you think you already know everything there is to know about gluten, please read on and I promise you will learn something new from the below.

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What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Your Adrenal Glands

We all know that stress is bad for our health but many are still confused about exactly why and how stress affects so many areas of our body. Our body is equipped with mechanisms to combat all types of stresses. … Continue reading »

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Sunscreens and Skin Cancer

After the harsh winter we endured this year, people are delighted to feel the strong rays of the sun on their skin. Hours in the sun means more use of sunscreens as the connection between sun exposure and cancer has … Continue reading »

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Arthritis After Pregnancy – How You Can Relieve Post-Pregnancy Complications

Did you know that developing arthritis and other autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s or Lupus after giving birth can actually be quite common? More and more patients have been reaching out to me about post-natal issues with each passing month, … Continue reading »

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The Folic Acid Controversy

I have been getting lots of emails in regards to the April issue of Prevention magazine’s article entitled Is Your Breakfast Giving You Cancer? In case you did not see it, you can find it online at Continue reading »

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Vitamin D

There are various nutrients that work great in up-regulating the immune system and can be taken for a few weeks to increase immunity or in larger amounts at the first onset of symptoms to nip it in the bud. This … Continue reading »

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