Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : Dr. Kim's Blog

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has not been recognized in the medical community for long.  In fact, it first became a noted in the 1990’s, and received it’s official medical status in the 2000’s.  

For a diagnosis of CFS to be given, the patient’s symptoms must include fatigue or lethargy, and this must have been causing a 50 percent loss of physical and social function, for at least six months. Continue reading “Understanding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light”

When you attend holiday parties, before the night is over you can consume 700-1500 extra calories. Multiply that by the number of holiday parties in the season and it is no wonder that we gain weight during the holiday season.

For this reason, Dr. Kim has created this list of the top 10 ways to keep holiday parties “light” both on the stomach and the waistline.  These tips will help to limit the number of calories you consume while you still enjoy yourself at the party. Continue reading “10 Tips to Keeping Holiday Parties “Light””

How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities

How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Could a reaction to food be causing your diarrhea? What about constipation? Gas and bloating? Eczema? Acne? Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia? ADHD?

Yes, Yes and Yes!

Reactions to food, either sensitivities or allergies can cause a variety of different symptoms and can be the underlying cause of many health issues, especially chronic health issues. Continue reading “How to Identify Food Allergies and Sensitivities”

A Healing Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

A Healing Homemade Bone Broth Recipe

Bone broth is a traditional food which in our modern age is not often made or consumed on a consistent basis, but we should return to this traditional food due to the amazing benefits of minerals and collagen and their actions at preserving a healthy GI system. 

Long and slow cooked broth made from organic bones (such as turkey, chicken and beef) will be rich in a vibrant array of minerals because the bones themselves are highly mineralized. A well-made bone broth will give your body bio-available forms of calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, and fluoride. Minerals are an essential raw material component which supplies each cell with co-factors for them to carry out their unique function. Minerals must be consumed through the diet as although they are essential for cellular function, the body cannot make these minerals. Continue reading “A Healing Homemade Bone Broth Recipe”

The Role Of Bacteria In Your Gut

The Role Of Bacteria In Your Gut

One of the least discussed yet most important functions of the human body is maintaining balanced bacteria in your gut, also referred to as gut microbiome or probiotics. Your digestive tract has millions upon millions of bacteria that need to work together to help break down food, improve your immune system, and much more. In addition, research shows that the microflora in the body impacts a variety of other systems throughout the body.

Your gastrointestinal tract contains both beneficial bacteria and harmful bacteria. The beneficial bacteria in the gut help with digestion and seek to destroy the bad bacteria in the body. The bad bacteria in the gut come from environmental toxins, bacteria in the soil and bacteria in the foods you eat. Continue reading “The Role Of Bacteria In Your Gut”

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes : Dr Kim's Blog

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes

The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes

The number of athletes is growing daily. There are approximately 36 million people who run on a regular basis in the United States. Manhattan, NY boasts that in 2010 there are about 200,000 people who ride their bike every day! These numbers are truly amazing and will continue to grow with the popularity of triathlons, marathons and cycling events just to name a few. The participation in and the number of club sports teams for basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, tennis and volleyball continues to grow every year. With these growing numbers of participants comes a growing need for better nutrition and orthopedic care and even personal fitness programs. Continue reading “The Importance of Nutrition for Athletes”

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System : Dr. Kim's Blog

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System

Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System

The dreaded cold and flu season is upon us with a vicious flu strain sweeping the nation.  The number of children and adults who have been hospitalized is downright frightening.

Many people have been left wondering what they can do to keep themselves and their families healthy this year. We have heard the general recommendations and cold and flu season tips like; wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, cover your mouth when you cough, etc.  While these are all helpful, you should also take a proactive approach to support your immune system so it will be stronger when coming in contact with these very contagious germs. Continue reading “Cold and Flu Season Tips to Support Your Immune System”

Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth

Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth

Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth

By now, we’ve all heard the buzz around bone broth – it has many health benefits, like delivering an array of essential minerals, but its most distinctive benefit is providing collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and its uses are many.  As natural health expert, Dr. Axe explains in detail, collagen enhances health in numerous ways, from helping to heal leaky gut, to improving skin and nail health, to reducing joint pain. Continue reading “Collagen Boosting Nutrients That Aren’t Bone Broth”

The Importance of Self Care : Dr. Kim's Blog

The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care

The medical model of mainstream western medicine is a model based on sickness – and not health. Now don’t mistake, it’s incredible when you are acutely sick or injured, when the issues are infection and trauma. But today we are dying from cancer, heart disease, and the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs themselves. We are struggling with an epidemic of chronic disease, which we’re attempting to treat by suppressing the symptoms, rather than resolving the deeper, underlying causes. Continue reading “The Importance of Self Care”

Four Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake : Dr Kim's Blog

Four Ways To Increase Your Fiber Intake

Four Ways to Increase Your Fiber Intake

Think adding fiber to your diet means you have to add kale to every meal?  Think again.  Here’s our favorite suggestions…

1.  Eat more fresh fruits and veggies

Fruits and vegetables contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, along with many nutrients.  Depending on your diet commitment level and the reason you’re increasing your fiber intake, this may be a good option.  Visit your local farmer’s market, start juicing, or just make some changes in your meal plans.  Add avocado or sweet potato.  Do some research into the fiber content of various foods and make some simple swaps. Continue reading “Four Ways To Increase Your Fiber Intake”