Advanced Integrative Medicine Blog: health tips

Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Fall has officially arrived and Halloween is right around the corner! The leaves are finally changing and the temps are falling! It’s pumpkin carving time!  Although this time honored tradition is a messy endeavor, inside the “guts” of that pumpkin is a low carb, high protein treat with amazing health benefits– and preparing them requires …continue reading.

Take the STING Out of Summer

Summertime fun sometimes comes with a little bite. Despite our best efforts to keep the bugs and the UVA rays away, sometimes summer gets the best of us. Here are some of our favorite home remedies to take the STING out of some of summer’s most common complaints! Wasp and Bee Stings Scrape away the …continue reading.

Lose the Resolutions!

We see it every January. Patients set New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and get into shape. Gyms fill up with enthusiastic newbies and social media newsfeeds overwhelm us with tips and fad diets, promising us quick weight loss and abs in 30 days. All this information can seem exhausting, restrictive and frustrating. …continue reading.

Zika Virus Concerns

With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games just a few weeks away, the anxiety about the spread and transmission of the Zika virus remains a global concern. Scientists are calling for the Olympic Committee to move the games out of Rio, seemingly the “epicenter’ for the Aedes mosquito that transmits the infection. Just this week, golfer …continue reading.

Dizziness or Vertigo?

Have you ever had the feeling that the world was spinning around you, yet you weren’t moving? It’s the feeling you get when you get off an amusement park ride… without the ride and without the relief. That’s vertigo. It can be debilitating and be a sign of other diseases. But what is the difference …continue reading.

Staying Healthy During Holiday Travel

More than 20 million people take to the sky to travel during the holiday months, and some are spreading more than holiday cheer. In, fact, 51% of air travelers say that they would rather fly while infected with the flu than pay a $150 fee to change their flight. That is something to think about …continue reading.

Shedding Some Light on Shingles

Shingles. If you’ve had the chickenpox, you can develop shingles, simple as that. Shingles is also known as “zoster” or “herpes zoster” (the chickenpox virus) and affects an estimated 1 million people in the US each year. In fact, 1 out of 3 people in the US will develop shingles. So it’s likely that you …continue reading.

Mosquitoes 101

Thanks to this summer’s record rainfall, the mosquitoes are out in full force, making it almost impossible to be outside, even during the day. They are more than a nuisance. Mosquitoes may carry a number of deadly diseases, including malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile virus and encephalitis. Read on to discover what you …continue reading.

The Newest Member of your Gym…MRSA

Take it from your Plainfield doctor: MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacterium that causes infections in different parts of the body and is showing up at a gym near you. MRSA is a dangerous staph infection that most commonly presents itself with skin lesions or abscesses that are sometimes mistaken for a …continue reading.

Measles and the MMR Vaccine

From Disneyland in California, to a local daycare in the Northwest suburbs, the subject of measles and the MMR vaccine is unavoidable – online, in the newspaper and on the playground. Most recently, Jimmy Kimmel stepped into the conversation by airing a “PSA” on his own show, “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel!” with real doctors …continue reading.