Advanced Integrative Medicine Blog:

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.

Friends and Family CPR Program

CPR saves lives! When someone is in cardiac arrest, knowing the basics of CPR can keep your friend, family member or anyone alive until medical personnel arrive.  The staff at AIM is offering a Friends & Family CPR program for those who want to learn CPR but do not need a CPR course completion card …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.

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.

How many calories do you REALLY need?

You may have heard people say that dieting is basic math: if you burn more calories than you consume, you should lose weight over time. But how many calories do you really need per day? You many notice you can’t eat as much as you used to, even as little as a few years ago. …continue reading.

What is the best DIET?

Many of my patients struggle with diet and weight loss, and they are not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than one-third (34.9% or 78.6 million) of U.S. adults are obese (BMI of 30 or higher). As our waistlines expand, so does our risk for stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes …continue reading.

Is it a cold? Or is it allergies?

Whether you are suffering from seasonal allergies or fighting the common cold, both can leave you stuffy, irritable and exhausted as your immune system goes into overdrive. Here in the Chicago suburbs it’s sometimes difficult to know which you might have. Knowing the difference between the two can help you get the relief you need …continue reading.

What is Diabetes?

Perhaps you or a loved one has diabetes.  Or maybe you’re teetering on the edge, a borderline diabetic.  What exactly is diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the body either does not produce enough insulin or cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. And what is insulin? Insulin is a hormone that …continue reading.

Welcome to TAKE AIM!

Welcome to our new blog! One of the most important aspects of our practice is making sure that our patients are informed.  We pride ourselves in staying current with the latest developments in medicine.  Periodically, we will be posting original articles written by Dr. Patel with timely and relevant information to help you better understand …continue reading.