COVID-19 office procedures

My office continues to be open, and I am taking extra precautions to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.  The following protective procedures are in place for the office: Patient visits will be spaced so that they will not be in the waiting area with other patients. After each patient leaves, all surfaces such as tables, …. Continue Reading »

COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting

ATTENTION: As per the Ministry of Health’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting SAFETY WHEN ENTERING THE OFFICE Wash hands and/or use hand sanitizer in waiting area before and after your appointment. When coughing or sneezing, cover nose with a tissue and dispose in bathroom. Masks can be purchased …. Continue Reading »

Prepare Your Immune System for the Winter Season

Last month I discussed the concept that individual susceptibility to diseases, viruses and microorganisms can depend on certain conditions. Conditions that can increase our susceptibility are faulty diet and poor nutrition, chronic hyperventilation, inactivity, environmental toxins, drugs, electromagnetic pollution, negative thoughts/emotions, emotional trauma, and structural imbalances. While exposure to some of these factors is difficult …. Continue Reading »

Seasonal Allergies: You Can Beat Them!

Why do we react and suffer from weeds, grasses, and trees? Humans have lived with these plants for thousands of years. Why would our bodies react to something so natural and safe? The reason is simple, the immune system is acting incorrectly. One way of  modulating the overreactive immune system is by taking anti-histamine medications. …. Continue Reading »

Hiatus Hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder

The following painful or uncomfortable symptoms can be the result of Hiatus Hernia or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder): Regurgitation Laryngitis, hoarseness Angina-like pain Difficulty swallowing Heartburn Belching/bloating/gas Nausea and/or vomiting Abdominal distention after eating Sense of fullness after eating in conjunction with a chronic cough It is estimated that up to 50% of the population …. Continue Reading »

The Role of the Adrenal Glands: Part 1

Chronic stress? Physiologically, our biggest ally for combating stress and adapting to life’s changes is the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are triangular-shaped and sit on top of each kidney. The adrenal glands do not work in isolation, but respond to multiple inputs from other parts of the body: sympathetic nerve pathways, hormones from other …. Continue Reading »

The Role of the Adrenal glands: Part 2.

Chronic stress? As discussed last month, the adrenal glands are essential to life because they produce neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine, cortisol, aldosterone and other hormones such as DHEA, testosterone and estrogen. These hormones help with day-to-day bodily functions such as blood sugar and blood pressure regulation, immune function and coping with stress. Sub-optimal adrenal function …. Continue Reading »