Today's post is relevant to all of us. I was just reminded by a patient of mine that she was looking for recommendations on vitamin D and that I haven't even blogged about this super trendy topic. It's especially relevant because vitamin D is essential for immunity - which I am doing my best to keep boosted during pregnancy.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
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
I tell people that aging is a natural process but it's not so cool when it happens to me. Sooo, let me tell you.... I have been noticing more gray hairs recently. Not just the 2 or 3 strands I used to occasionally see. (Yes, I know, the old wives' tale about not pulling grays or a hundred will grow back.) At the rate I'm pulling my grays out, I'll be bald soon!! I realize I'm being a really vain. But I see this as an opportunity to do some experimentation (on myself). If it helps a little, great! If it doesn't, I'll age gracefully (or find a great natural colorist).Read More
Michael Pollan mentions a great topic here that I'd like to elaborate on. I often get asked my opinion about supplements. Most recently, a patient of mine forwarded me this article - The Vita Myth: Do supplements really do any good?
The article is a bit harsh, but I agree with most of it. First off, one-a-days are useless. When I have somebody take a multivitamin, it's usually 6-8 pills a day, which turns most people off. Seriously, how do you think they can pack all those vitamins and minerals into one pill? For me, the best vitamins are from real food.
Recently I met other holistic health practitioners in NYC at a health fair. They maintained blogs and mentioned the usefulness in doing so. So I'm succumbing to the World of Blogging. I hope to post useful information and my thoughts of health issues that come up. I encourage you to log on and post comments. Please feel free to ask me questions via the blog or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome and enjoy!!Read More