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Plant-Based Diets & Meatless Alternatives on the Rise: A Naturopathic Doctor’s Take

Plant-based diets have been increasing in popularity as research shows its potential health benefits in favorably altering metabolic parameters, such as body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C, blood lipid levels, and more. While including more ‘plants’ into your diet (vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains) is undoubtedly a healthy step for someoneContinue reading “Plant-Based Diets & Meatless Alternatives on the Rise: A Naturopathic Doctor’s Take”


Breastfeeding: Benefits, Challenges, Pumping, & Products

Breastmilk is designed to be the ideal and exclusive food for a baby’s first six months. A fed baby is most important, but if you are able to breastfeed, breast milk trumps formula in every way. There are innumerable benefits to breastfeeding for almost any length of time (some degree of benefit is typically observedContinue reading “Breastfeeding: Benefits, Challenges, Pumping, & Products”

Natural Postpartum Recovery

Having a tiny, precious baby, while healing from birth is an extremely trying, yet incredibly rewarding, season of life. It’s filled with so much change, adaptation, intense emotions, new responsibilities, learning, love, and joy. Physical healing during the first several weeks after giving birth is a slow and gradual process. I had prepared for theContinue reading “Natural Postpartum Recovery”

Dr. Alex’s Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Pregnancy Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time in a woman’s life, with the anticipation of bringing a new life into the world! It’s also a time that presents changes and challenges – physically and emotionally. If you lack motivation to make healthy changes in your life, being pregnant, or potentially becoming pregnant, can beContinue reading “Dr. Alex’s Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy”

Breast Cancer on Long Island: 12 Evidence-Based Steps to Reduce Your Risk

Currently, one out of every eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer at some point during their life.1 Lately, there has been much attention given to the high and growing rates of breast cancer on Long Island, New York. In the early 2000s, a federally-mandated study – The Long Island Breast Cancer StudyContinue reading “Breast Cancer on Long Island: 12 Evidence-Based Steps to Reduce Your Risk”

Infertility & Thyroid Health

An Overview of Infertility & Thyroid Health It’s currently estimated that 12.1% of women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 44 have trouble conceiving and becoming pregnant.1 A diagnosis of infertility can be made after one year of unprotected intercourse in women under 35, and after six months in women over 35. AlthoughContinue reading “Infertility & Thyroid Health”