“The day I replaced fear with curiosity,

my life became interesting.”

Reshma Patel, M.D.

December 19, 2018

Conditions of the thyroid, be it underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism) have become increasingly more common through the years. It is anticipated by the American Thyroid Organization that greater than 12% of the American population will develop so...

December 5, 2018

This is a question that comes up often so I’d like to share my perspective.

Functional Medicine is an approach to understanding what is not functioning optimally in the body and using the most natural means possible to restore balance. It involves an in-depth evaluation...

February 21, 2018

A few years ago I gave a 5-minute presentation to a group of more than 60 colleagues and fellow practitioners in the field of Integrative Medicine. This very question, ‘Do Thoughts Matter?’ formulated the basis of my discussion. I’d like to distill some of what I share...

November 15, 2017

The holidays are a time for enjoyment and celebration. As we aspire to be more mindful and aware of the foods we put in our bodies during this time, why not also consider making thoughtful choices that will positively impact the environment around us?

Most of us are una...

November 1, 2017

I have met many female patients who have asked if there are certain foods that can help with hormone balance. I’d like to discuss particularly the seed rotation and how it might benefit hormone function through a food is medicine approach. 

The Basics of the Menstrual C...

October 18, 2017

As the winter season approaches and the chances of being prescribed an antibiotic increases, I’d like to shed some light on a particular yeast probiotic, Sacchromyes boulardii, which could be helpful.

So first, what is a probiotic? Probiotics are beneficial microorganis...

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