What in the World Are Prebiotics

an image of leeks, which are a prebiotic

It’s a term that’s gradually gaining a fan base, especially with the growing trend of alternative and natural-based medicine. Though for most of us, prebiotic is a word that sounds new, it, in fact, is not. Who coined the term? The concept of prebiotics was introduced in 1995, in the Journal of Nutrition by Gibson and […]

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The No-Dog Side of the Fence

the face of a dog is seen through the fence, in black and white

I sit on the no-dog side of our fence. Allow me to explain. My children have been begging us to get a dog. My husband seems to align himself on their side, when it comes to adoption. It comes naturally to him, I say.. He’s owned a dog. But I haven’t. Not in this lifetime, at […]

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Coffee: Friend or Foe?

a coffee mug, seen from the top, with its delicious foam seen at the edge. Below is a review on the health benefits of coffee

The Bad I don’t usually start off with the bad, but I’d like to switch things around and end with a bang. A well caffeinated bang. As for the bad, it’s worth stating that coffee can, among other things, cause: • elevated blood pressure • • heartburn • • agitation • • development of breast cysts •  • incontinence • • insomnia • • physical […]

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Would You Like a Burger With Your Bypass?

A burger lays on a plate, with 6 patties and 6 slices of cheese (NOT a plant based choice!)

I often hear some version of the above from friends and acquaintances: during a hospital stay, they or their loved ones are served the types of foods that may have caused their problem in the first place. The disconnect between cause and effect just kills me. A Missed Teaching Opportunity A hospital stay can be […]

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My Love Affair, A Confession

An obsession I am literally obsessed and it’s destroying me. It started out so innocently. But it spiraled out of control. And fast. We met at a French cafe, just a few years back. I knew immediately, on the spot, that it was right. It felt right. I wasn’t really hurting anyone. Not if no one […]

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Pretty-Please Roasted Chickpeas

roasted chickpeas lay in a white bowl, against a simple, white background

Our good friend, Eliran Arazi, not only treats us to amazing vegetarian meals in his home, but is now also wowing all of NYC with his new vegan eatery in Manhattan’s Union Square, called V-Burger, where he serves up ‘burgers’ fast-food style. Only these burgers are 100% vegan and 100% delicious. We were over at […]

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Screen Time and Kids

a child stands, watching TV. Topic discussed is screen time and kids

Only it’s exhausting. I don’t know if it’s because adults have less energy than children or if it’s because our minds are running through our list of to-do every time more than an hour passes of their playtime. I just don’t have their level of energy. So sometimes I find myself asking my kids to […]

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Take Things With a Migraine Of Salt

black and white image of an anonymous person's face, with some brown overlay for the face. He is holding his temples, as if in pain from a headache

I have a unique perspective in that I not only treat patients in the office who suffer from migraines but also happen to suffer from them too. In fact, I’ve had migraines since I was 12. I still remember the first day I ever had one. It left quite an impression in my memory bank because the […]

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