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Q: My son’s pediatrician just prescribed antibiotics for what she thought was bronchitis. I thought the antibiotic choice was strange since I was prescribed the same one weeks earlier for a stubborn urinary tract infection. I usually take herbs for infections and know that different herbs are used for different bacterias. Isn’t there a way to match antibiotics with particular bacterias as they differ? Jaycn L. Austin, Texas A: Great question, the answer is yes! There is a procedure referred...
by on July 14th, 2010 at 07:07 am

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  • In Praise of Rot!
    When you indulge in a wonderful cheese or splendid wine, think about what’s making it taste so good: it’s rotting. Of course, in the case of the cheese or wine, the rot has taken place in a specific manner, allowing...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 01:06 pm
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    Food Sensitivity Versus Food Allergy
    Many of my patients have good diets and pride themselves on eating healthy, but are unaware that something they are eating might be causing seemingly unrelated symptoms. We all know about food allergies, right? Like your...
    by at January 29th, 2010 at 07:01 am
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    Watch Food Inc and Change the Food System
    Photo courtesy of food inc. If you haven’t seen Food Inc, you should. The documentary was featured on Oprah this week and on Oprah.com last year. The film is powerful, and guaranteed to change the way you shop and look...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
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    WellWired-TV: Probiotics Ooh La La!
    Did you know that creator of Dannon yogurt, Daniel Carasso, died in May of 2009 at the age of 103? Find out why you should play in the fermented milk pantheon and how to make smarter probiotic purchases with Dr. Kassam. Dr....
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • Taking Your Vitamins 101
    One of my patients used to joke that the only thing nutritional supplements offered him was really expensive pee. But a well designed nutraceutical program will compliment and enhance a balanced diet if you follow these simple...
    by at January 4th, 2010 at 05:01 am
  • Choosing Meat and Fish 101
    If you’ve read this you might want to go vegetarian. We are what we eat so how about the animals we eat? When cattle is raised on grains and pumped full of antibiotics, it changes the overall health of the animals,...
    by at December 21st, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • Alternative Sweeteners 101
    In 2003, the average American consumed 44 teaspoons of sugar a day. That translates to 142 pounds of sugar annually. That’s more than 7 times the recommended maximum intake of 6 teaspoons daily. Chronic ailments like...
    by at October 30th, 2009 at 08:10 am
  • Reflux 101
    Antacids may be hurting you more than you think. Heartburn, Reflux, GERD, dyspepsia. It’s a common symptom but a poorly understood process. With products like Tums at our disposal (which work by masking what is really...
    by at August 31st, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Eating 101
    The following six simple rules apply to heart burn and can help with other digestive complaints too: Rule #1: ┬áDon’t rush your meals! Take the time to prepare your food and don’t eat while driving or walking....
    by at August 31st, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Healthy Hot Dogs for Labor Day!
    I’m in the US for a few days this week visiting my in-laws and just realized it’s labor day weekend! You know what that means: hot dogs! The problem is that eating a lot of hot dogs can equal cancer of the colon,...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 06:08 am