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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.

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.

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.