Ayurveda for Health

Ayurveda in Sanskrit comes from ayur, or life and veda, or knowledge. It is a 5,000 year tradition of living. The rishis, or sages, knew that our mind, body, and ātman, our internal essence, we all connected. In medical school, we called this the biopsychosocial aspected of a patient. There is real science to the knowledge of […]

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Plant-Based People

A number of my patients have chosen to live a whole-food plant-based lifestyle. This consists of consuming natural unrefined or minimally refined ingredients and foods that come from plants and do not come from animal ingredients such as meat, milk, eggs or honey. Hence, whole food plant-based. I am fully supportive of their lifestyle choices. […]

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Beetle Juice Beetle Juice Beetle…

If you have warts and need treatment I may be able to help. I recently had a patient that didn’t have success treating their wart with over-the-counter topical salicylic acid. Topical salicylic acid is a good place for most people to start. Most people don’t have serious side effects and find the application relatively easy. […]

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To Keto or Not to Keto? (Or eat Taquitos?)

The New Year comes around and it gets people thinking about resolutions. Hence, people have been asking me about the “keto diet” a lot lately, so I decided to make a blog post on the topic. What is keto? The goal of the ketogenic (commonly referred to as keto) diet is to create a state […]

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If anyone needs help, I’m here!

The following information is from CDC website’s and it’s astonishing: Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. In 2017, the number of overdose deaths […]

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Mindfulness Living

We in the health community focus on your “diet”. You are what you eat! “This is what you eat?” (Insert an image of any type of processed food. This is not healthy for you.) “This is what you should eat.” (Check out my Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle!) And we should. The majority of chronic healthcare issues in […]

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A Pharmacist’s Perspective on CBD

CBD oil has popped up all over the place. You can find it at corner stores, online stores, health food stores, and at your local pharmacy. Should you be taking CBD oil? Where should you buy it? I have written the following in the hopes that you can make a more informed decision. Background information: […]

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Plant Based Soba Stir-fry Noodle Recipe

I was asked by a friend what recipe my husband used to make the dinner pictured above so I decided to share this with you all.  We love to cook our own meals at home and love to help people cook!  This recipe is also vegetarian and perfect for you plant based people out there! […]

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A rare bird: An Osteopathic Physician in St. Louis

Since opening up Kathmandu Clinic, my personalized private medical clinic, I recently found out that I am one of only a handful of physicians in the St. Louis area that provides Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). “What is OMT and osteo-whos-it medicine?” I get this question quite frequently! Osteopathic medicine was founded in 1892 in Kirksville, […]

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Home visits

I wanted to share my first home visit experience. But first… if you have paid attention to the pictures or been in my office, you know that that there is a pretty blue OMM table (people use OMT and OMM interchangeably and sometimes it gets confusing: osteopathic manipulative therapy versus medicine…I am over explaining this because […]

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