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Empowered Against Cancer: Prevention & Early Detection 101 Jul 7th, 2023

Cancer is a prevalent disease that affects millions of people worldwide. While the thought of cancer can be frightening, it's essential to remember that knowledge is power. By understanding cancer prevention and early detection strategies, you can take proactive steps to protect your health. In this blog post, we will...

REFLUX: Conquering the Fire Within Jun 28th, 2023

GERD is a common illness that affects 25-35% of the US population. It occurs when stomach contents, which normally move down through the digestive system, flow back into the esophagus (the tube that carries food between the throat and stomach). In normal digestion, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens to...

Understanding Constipation and Natural Treatment Options Jun 9th, 2023

All backed up and don’t know what to do? If you are leaving the toilet feeling like you still have to go, you are probably constipated. Individuals who are constipated may be able to pass a small amount of stool, but may not empty their bowels completely, leaving a sense...

What is a Primary Care Provider? Jun 2nd, 2023

Primary care providers provide patient-centered care that is tailored to each patient's unique needs and preferences. They develop a relationship with their patients over time, which enables them to understand their medical history and health goals. Primary care providers involve their patients in the decision-making process and empower them to...

Understanding Arthritis and Natural Treatment Options May 26th, 2023

Arthritis impacts over 30 million Americans and is projected to increase significantly. In fact, joint pain is one of the top reasons people see their physicians. Signs of arthritis are joint misalignment, lack of joint mobility, morning stiffness, joint swelling, joint line tenderness, bony enlargements and pain with exercise in...

"Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Benefits and Challenges of Telehealth" May 19th, 2023

In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of telehealth and how it has transformed healthcare delivery. In recent years, telehealth has emerged as a promising technology that has revolutionized the healthcare industry. Telehealth refers to the use of telecommunications technology, such as video conferencing, mobile applications, and remote...

Mental Health Awareness May 12th, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, providing an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health and work towards breaking down barriers that prevent individuals from seeking help. Mental health is a topic that has gained increasing attention over the past few years, and for good reason. Mental health affects our...

Well-Being: Discovering Your Path to Resiliency May 5th, 2023

How are you doing? No, really. How are you doing? When you answer that question, what factors do you think are important to reply truthfully? Do you primarily consider your physical or emotional health?  Most of the time, you likely offer simple answers, like “I’m fine” or “good, thanks.” The...

Good Day Sunshine Apr 28th, 2023

Research has shown that sunshine can have a significant impact on our mental wellbeing. Let's discuss the numerous benefits of sunshine on mental wellbeing. I don’t know about you, but The Beatles seem to take over and I sing it!Sunshine has long been known for its ability to lift our...

How to Conquer Your Diabetes, Naturally Apr 21st, 2023

Does it seem that in every doctor’s visit, the only thing discussed is your A1c level? It does makes sense. Diabetes is a big health problem, with more than 1.5 million Americans diagnosed every year. In 2015, 88 million Americans aged 18 and older had prediabetes. But instead of being...

Save time, energy and prepare for your healthy week ahead! Apr 14th, 2023

Meal prepping has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people are seeking ways to save time, money, and energy when it comes to cooking and eating healthy meals.  Meal prep involves planning and preparing meals in advance, usually for several days or even a whole week....

High blood pressure: The silent killer Apr 7th, 2023

High blood pressure is often referred to as the "silent killer" because it typically has no symptoms but can lead to serious health complications if left untreated.  High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a common health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the force...

Exercise: The Key to a Healthy Body and Mind Mar 28th, 2023

Exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It doesn't matter what your age or fitness level is, there are plenty of benefits to be gained from regular physical activity. First and foremost, exercise can help you maintain a healthy weight. When you engage...

Is your sleep putting you at risk? Mar 15th, 2023

Are you getting good quality sleep? Have you been told you snore? Do you feel tired throughout the day? Here may be just one reason why… SLEEP APNEA. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that is characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. These pauses can...

Good Housekeeping Jan 6th, 2023

Good Housekeeping January is named for the Roman god Janus, who presided over endings, beginnings, doorways, and transitions. As I’m sitting here on the cusp of 2023 it’s an opportunity for me to look back on where I’ve been and bring some intention and presence to where I’m going. No...

It's all about perspective Aug 26th, 2019

                I started blogging again to support the marketing efforts of my internal medicine and weight management practices in Schaumburg and Vernon Hills, and at the same time, starting to write again has been a gift.  It’s giving me a platform to talk about life changing ideas that I’ve discovered...

A Contemporary Approach To Being Well Aug 15th, 2019

  Is this you? Your alarm goes off at 6am and you tumble out of bed to make your first cup of coffee.  You get the kids going and start navigating a multitude of mini-crises before everyone is out the door.  Then it’s either off to work or on to...

The Hunger Wars in the Weight Loss Aug 11th, 2019

The last post on yoyo dieting explored the very real phenomenon of weight regain and talked about some strategies that you can use to keep the body from bouncing back up to a predetermined set point.  We talked about how there are many factors that cause a person to gain...

Weight Loss Help for the Yoyo Dieter Jul 30th, 2019

If you’re a veteran dieter, you’re probably aware that there are countless weight loss strategies to choose from.  Maybe it feels like you’ve attempted many of them.  People often find it somewhat easy to lose the weight, but as soon as you let your guard down the pounds start creeping...

Gratitude Dec 21st, 2017

GRATEFULNESS “It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full. Be thankful that you have a glass and grateful that there’s something in it.” – Unknown Stop for a minute. Take 1-2 minutes right now and think about a couple things that you are thankful for today…It can be...

Obesity Medicine Summit Highlights Oct 23rd, 2017

Are you ready to hear the latest and greatest in the world of obesity medicine? Our team had the privilege of attending The Fall Obesity Summit 4 weeks ago in San Antonio. We’ve brought back information from top researchers and clinicians from around the country for you. Here is our...

Sleep deprivation, cravings, and what that means for your waistline Sep 15th, 2017

Ever wonder why after a restless night of sleep or after only getting 4-5 hours of snooze in, you find yourself reaching for that oversized blueberry muffin while at the Dunkin Donuts?  Well, there is a ton of science out there showing that sleep deprivation could be contributing to why...

What is "Mindfulness" and Why Should I Meditate? Aug 28th, 2017

What thoughts arise when you hear the word “mindfulness” or “meditation”?  As the scientific studies confirming the benefits of this practice keep pouring in, these are words we are hearing more frequently but may not completely understand.  Many believe that to “successfully” meditate we must clear our minds of thoughts....