Monday, May 18, 2020 Lyme Disease Blog
In Connecticut, we have all heard of Lyme Disease, most of us have a fear of getting it, and many of us have experienced it firsthand. Lyme Disease has been called a silent epidemic, with CDC statistics citing that its prevalence is greater than breast cancer. However, if you think Lyme Disease is limited to our native New England area, think again.
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
All health begins in the gut -- even that relating to allergies. Supporting proper GI function is essential to all inflammatory conditions, for boosting immune function, and decreasing reactive symptoms such as seasonal allergies. In fact, more than 70% of our immune system lies in our digestive tract.
Friday, May 01, 2020 Naturopathic
COVID-19 continues to impact our local and global economy, health, and way of life as we know it. While it is easy to respond from fear, there is an opportunity to be proactive towards better health. There are measures we can take for increased resilience against coronavirus, not only in the interim but for long-term wellbeing. According to the WHO, “health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Translation? A lack of sickness alone doesn’t indicate good health — it goes beyond that. Cultivating true health requires an integrative approach to fortify our vital reserve — and immune system — so we have the wherewithal to handle threats like COVID-19.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
COVID-19 FINGERSTICK TEST $199 The COVID-19 fingerstick is a simple, easy, at-home test that can be done in the comfort in your own home and is a great solution for telemedicine patients. Ship overnight to the lab facility and get results within 24-48 hours of receipt.
Monday, April 27, 2020 Lyme Disease Blog
Dr. Keith Yimoyines, a naturopathic physician at TAO Vitality in Hebron CT, sits with TAO's Functional Nutritionist Carly Sage to discuss the unique approach he and other doctors at TAO rely on for treating Lyme Disease and co-infections that are common in Connecticut. However, this topic is not just of interest for us New Englanders. In fact, Lyme Disease is the fastest-growing epidemic in the US, more prevalent than breast cancer according to the CDC.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
The COVID-19 Assay test detects IgM and IgG antibodies to COVID-19. This test is distinct from the PCR culture (nasal swab) test since it determines if you have had COVID-19 in the past or currently have it by evaluating your immune system response to the virus through antibody production (IgM/ IgG). This test is critical due to the prevalence of asymptomatic and mild cases that were not tested AND for those cases that were contracted prior to the availability of testing. PCR culture testing will only detect an active infection, not a past infection. The production of antibodies to COVID-19 suggests natural immunity to the virus.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
There has been a lot of discussion within online clinician forums on whether elderberry could or would induce a cytokine storm if used during an infection where that is the risk. I’d like to share my perspective based on the research I can pull. Cytokine Release Syndrome (CRS) and it’s extreme form, cytokine storm, can occur in advanced infection states like Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), sepsis, or with specific immunologic medications.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Lyme Disease Blog
Two types of ticks never before found in Connecticut were identified, the lone star tick and Asian longhorned tick. Data from the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), released in a recent report, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that 2019 was a particularly bad year for ticks across the state.
Monday, March 23, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
Patients with severe COVID-19 infection can develop fatal lung damage from a cytokine storm, a marked increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines such as Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), Interleukin-1 beta (ILB1), Interleukin-6 (IL6), Interleukin-8 (IL8) and other cytokines.
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
Art Therapy and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) are two powerful integrative mental health modalities that rely on the art and science of healing. The effectiveness of both have been supported by research and clinically proven with the dedication and sensitivity of a well-trained facilitator in a professional setting.
Monday, June 03, 2019 Naturopathic Medicine Blog
Imagine being able to address numerous health conditions related to aging, inflammation, healing, infection, cellular, tissue, and organ metabolism, brain, muscle, skeletal, and immune system repair, and overall health optimization – at the root cause level – all in the same treatment.