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Kick the Flu to the Curb!

The Great Defender: that's our immune system, uniquely designed to keep us healthy and defend against illness and infection. Made up of organs, including the skin, lungs, and gut, as well as specialized cells, the immune system's job is to remain on alert for disease-causing invaders and to protect our body against them. Read more

Food Allergens: Testing How the Body Responds

Food allergies occur when the body has an adverse or abnormal response to a food. An allergic reaction can be immediate and life threatening, such as with peanuts. Or it can be delayed, taking three to five days to show up, causing hay fever-like symptoms, digestive distress, eczema or other skin irritation, or changes in behavior and mental focus. This delayed reaction is called "food sensitivity" and is usually not life threatening. Read more

Diary Of A Neurofeedback Newbie: Part 4

Today is August 25th. It's my eight session and I am looking forward to it. I'm hoping it'll help me get through the final push to finish my work projects—and packing!—before we leave for Hawaii. I enjoy my time on the table and get up feeling refreshed and refocused. I work steadily for the rest of the day and the following day. Before a trip, I typically operate with the mantra: Ack! There’s so much to do! Read more

Diary Of A Neurofeedback Newbie: Part 3

Saturday, my husband and I went out alone for our anniversary and got to have an uninterrupted adult conversation. As I told him about my neurofeedback experience, his reaction affirmed how profound the change is. We have been married 12 years and known each other for at least 5 more, and I’ve always been stressed. Read more

Diary Of A Neurofeedback Newbie: Part 2

"It was really hot this evening, and I had to make an early dinner in a muggy kitchen and then wait for my daughter at swim practice in the beating sun. Usually this makes me really short tempered, but I managed to keep my cool tonight." Read more

Diary Of A Neurofeedback Newbie: Part 1

"It's not that I'm stressed all the time. But anxiety about everyday things (my to-do list, my kids' needs, what I should make for dinner) frequently diminishes my quality of life." Read more

Feeling under the weather? Defend yourself against the Cold and Flu!

It’s here. The dreaded time of year when we either fear getting sick, or try our best to prevent it from happening. Recently, many patients have told me that they either just got the flu shot or the pneumonia vaccine. Some get sick from it, and some even have reactions to it. In reality, most of us don’t know whether we should get the vaccines at all. Some of us try to prevent illness through other means. But what is really the best way to stay healthy in the cold and flu season? Is it different for kids..... Read more