Concierge Medicine

Is it an Allergy …or a Cold? How to tell the difference

ALLERGIES OR COLD?

Spring and early summer have brought a round of sniffles and unrelenting cough. High pollen counts and dry weather can make it difficult to distinguish if your symptoms are due to allergies or a cold. While many cold and allergy symptoms overlap, [...]

Diet and Kidney Stone Prevention

Portions of this newsletter have been adapted from the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) article “Blood Pressure-Reducing Diet May Also Diminish Kidney Stone Risk”
 

WHAT IS THE DASH DIET?

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet was originally designed to decrease blood pressure, however, it [...]

Just do it: Workout Motivation Tips

The winter blues have melted away and with the long, sunny, summer days, there are so many opportunities to get outside and be active! This is the best time of the year to establish a new workout routine – more sunshine elevates Vitamin D [...]

Lyme Disease Basics

Late summer has set in, and the lazy days of sun and sand are numbered. But, before you pack up the pool toys and break out the fall sweaters, you should make sure you’re not ending summer with more than just new tan lines. [...]

Belly Fat and Adiposity

As summer heats up and beach and bikini season arrive, some of us may be looking at our winter “hibernation belly” with more than a little trepidation. However, it is important to know that abdominal fat can have a detrimental impact on much [...]

Probiotics and Your Health

 
Probiotics are the naturally occurring “good” bacteria that live in your gut and play a significant role in your total wellness. When you’re healthy, your intestinal tract hosts over 5 pounds or 100 trillion friendly bacteria. (That’s 10 times more than the number [...]

The Importance of Vitamin D

Have you had your vitamin D level tested lately? After a long winter spent indoors, we suggest you come see us!

One of the most common prescriptions we write at Enhanced Medical Care is for high dose ergocalciferol, which is the scientific name for vitamin [...]

Juicing for Your Health

The new year almost always brings about new promises to ourselves to improve our health. As you know, a plant based diet rich in a variety of vegetables and low sugar fruits can help to heal our bodies and keep them free of disease. [...]

Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu

Flu season is upon us and even if you have protected yourself from infection by getting your flu shot, you may want to take extra precautions to ensure a healthy cold and flu season this winter. Adding these natural ways to prevent the flu into [...]

Preventative Medicine: Fish Oil and Prostate Cancer Risk

Many of our concierge medicine patients have been coming to us with anxious questions posed by the recently published study about the correlation between fish oil intake and an increase in risk of cancer. The study, published in the National Institute of Cancer Journal from [...]