Is There A “Natural Cure” for Cancer?

Depends on what you consider “natural”. I support Integrative Oncology: using state-of-the-art chemo/radiation/surgery to cure cancer while integrating complementary treatments such as acupuncture, nutrition, massage, mind-body techniques to manage side effects. I am...

Sign a Waiver to Take Your Vitamins?

If your child is admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia you may need to do just that.  Dr. Paul Offit, Chief of Infectious Diseases, describes the hospital’s new policy of requiring parents to sign a waiver if they plan to administer...

Does Intermittent Fasting Prevent Cancer?

Sorta. Intermittent Fasting (IF) can help prevent cancer because if done correctly, it lowers caloric intake, which reduces body fat, which we KNOW prevents cancer. Here is what we know: Obesity is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking. Being overweight...

Slow Food @Alice Waters

Slow Food is the opposite of fast food. Slow Food USA is a movement that supports local farmers, high quality food, and animal welfare. Slow Food is a passion of mine. But here is the trick, if you want to prepare slow food, you have to learn to cook. For most...

Going nuts!

Lots of news over the recent New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) article showing that nut consumption reduces one’s risk of death. (Click the NEJM link above, select “Quick Take” on the lower right side of the screen to get an overview of study...

Palliative Care – Not just for Doctors

Sometimes when I recommend a Palliative Care consultation to my patients, they seem hurt and surprised, as if I’m giving up on them. Quite the opposite, I want them to have the best quality of life possible for the amount of time they have left. While...