By now you know that probiotics are good for you. If you’re a patient of mine, you’ve heard it ad nauseam - “Take your probiotics every day!” After working so hard to put good bacteria back into your gut, it’s important to know how to take care of it. You need to feed your gut microbiome.Read More
I'm that (annoying) girl who insists on organic and can be a total pain to eat with, or invite over -especially now.
This doesn't look like just a coincidence to me. This comparison comes from Dr. Stephanie Seneff at MIT. In a presentation this past year, she states that "[a]t today's rate, by 2025, one in two children will be autistic".Read More
There's no hiding the belly anymore. I'm still getting used to and continuously fascinated by my growing bump.
One of the first pieces of advice I received from a best friend was to: moisturize the belly to avoid stretch marks! I was told this months ago before there was any bump but I diligently followed her instructions and looked for belly balms.Read More
During my prenatal appointment last Friday, it was time to do that dreaded glucose tolerance test (GTT), a test for gestational diabetes.
All pregnant women are screened for gestational diabetes, which is diabetes (or high blood glucose) that develops during pregnancy from the hormonal changes which may cause some insulin resistance.Read More
Recently we came across an article from NPR (2011): “For Chinese Moms, Birth Means 30 Days in Pajamas”. If you read it, it’s pretty impractical, especially for the NYC moms we help in our practice. This article speaks of an old Chinese tradition of rest for new moms, and how modern China has adapted by offering super-lux “confinement centers” for moms 30 days postpartum. Obviously these centers exist for the wealthy in China, but it’s based on practice of thousands of years.Read More
Dr. Christine here with her first Serenity Natural Health blog post!
I was mulling over different ideas for what to write about when it hit me: Spring is here, the sun is shining, and after this brutalwinter, I am ready to shed my layers…and some extra (insulating) pounds!
I came across some interesting research that seems oh-so-appropriate for all of us after suffering through this unending winter.Read More
Let me preface by stating - the vegetarians and vegans will not approve.
I've found the B E S T food item since sliced bread - but it's actually B E T T E R than sliced bread. If you've read anything about gluten intolerance or any excerpt from Wheat Belly, the invention of sliced bread can be blamed for the increase in obesity, diabetes, gluten intolerance...I can go on, but I digress...Read More
Here's a question I often get:
"What can I drink, Dr. Serena? I want to lose weight, am gluten-free, and want to have a cocktail occasionally. It really helps me wind down."
For those wanting to lose weight or watching sugar intake, tequila and vodka are best (well besides from being sober). Be careful with the mixers - avoid those entirely!!