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Not Just Another New Year Detox Program

Around the same time each year, folks start to come into the clinic asking about detox programs and liver support diets.  It’s no surprise really; for many it’s been a long stretch over overindulgent eating and festive imbibing.  At some point, we all start to feel the effects of eating and drinking too much of

Tips for a Healthier and Happier Winter from Dr. Burkman

Hydrate! Don’t forget your water when out and about this winter! I often have patients tell me it’s harder to remember to drink water in the winter because the weather isn’t hot. While water in the summer is important too, it is just as important if not more important in the winter. Between dry air,

Mindful Eating During a MindFULL Time

The holidays are here, and along with all the glory comes stressors, colds, and unsound dietary choices.  This post will discuss reminders on how to navigate the holiday dinner table. Refer to the previous blog post by my colleague Dr. Craig Fasullo to learn about the benefits of elderberry for those pesky colds. Hydration and

Forget Flu Season…It’s Elderberry Season!

It’s that time of year again. The shorter colder days of winter bring with them an increased incidence of cold & flu through the entire population. As any teacher or parent can tell you, school children and other individuals who spend their days in close contact with a significant number of other people have an

An update in Nutrigenomics

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians annual conference which focused on nutrigenomics: Nature Vs. Nurture What is Nutrigenomics? It is the effect of nutrients on genetic expression. Today we understand that genes are influenced based on their environment (‘nurture’). It was not long ago that the

5 Lifestyle Hacks to Wake Up Your Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is a significant problem, 12% of U.S. adults will develop this. This isn’t counting the many more patients who have the symptoms (fatigue, constipation, thinning hair, weak reflexes, cold hands and feet) but not the lab values necessary for diagnosis. This is the problem with treating lab values instead of people. Below are some

6 Natural Health Tips for Travel

1. Immune tincture Taking a botanical immune support formula is a great idea to combat in flight germs. This is a very common place for people to report getting sick from. A formula including botanical medicines with antimicrobial actions as well as having an affinity for the Ears Nose Throat and Upper respiratory tract are

Curious about Collagen?

From bone broth to protein bars, collagen is quickly becoming a popular supplemental nutrient for many consumers. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins found in the body; there are at least 16 different types, helping to make up the structure of skin, bone, cartilage and muscle. While collagen is most renowned for preventing


One of the main parameters to measure health in a person in the primary care office setting is a hundred-year-old calculation called the BMI, or Body Mass Index. This measure takes into account a person’s height and weight and categorizes them as underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The calculation is a simple formula: (Weight

Easy Coconut Flour “Corn” Bread

One of my favorite things to make to bring to a summer BBQ, clam bake or party is coconut “corn” bread. It is very easy to make, and freezes well! I like this version of corn bread as it is actually corn free for those who have sensitivities. It is also tree nut free, peanut

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