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Fall Update: Supplement Usage During the Pandemic

By the team at Blum Center for Health:  Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH; Pamela Yee, MD; Elizabeth Greig MSN, FNP  As the pandemic wears on and the seasons ...
The Never Ending COVID-19 Summer

The Never Ending COVID-19 Summer

Written by Dr. Susan Blum It’s been a while since I wrote or spoke on the Public Health issues with COVID-19 swirling around us.  When the pandemic...
Updated Supplements for Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated Supplements for Coronavirus Pandemic

By the team at Blum Center for Health:Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH; Pamela Yee, MD; Elizabeth Greig MSN, FNP  As the days turn into weeks, we are learni...
Tips for Boosting Your Immunity

Tips for Boosting Your Immunity

Here are my Tips for Boosting Your Immunity: By Susan S. Blum, MD, MPH. My anti-viral approach is to help you build a strong immune foundation so ...
How Stress Effects Your Heart

How Stress Effects Your Heart

Written by Dr. Susan Blum For those of you who know me, either personally or professionally, you know that Mind-Body-Spirit self care strategies ...
The 5-Day Fasting Cycling Diet

The 5-Day Fasting Cycling Diet

Written by Dr. Susan Blum How to adopt strategies from the new science of fasting so that you can decrease your risk of disease and optimize your ...
3 Simple Steps To Great Gut Health

3 Simple Steps To Great Gut Health

Written by Dr. Susan Blum Probiotics are living bacteria normally found in the human digestive tract that are usually ingested to improve the qual...
Mercury and Your Health

Mercury and Your Health

Written by Dr. Susan Blum Are you concerned about your exposure to mercury from the food you are eating? If you eat fish at all, then you should b...
Should You Take Probiotics?

Should You Take Probiotics?

Written by Dr. Susan Blum

Probiotics are living bacteria normally found in the human digestive tract that are usually ingested to improve the quality and quantity of the gut’s beneficial bacteria. One of the goals of taking a probiotic is to shift the population of gut bacteria toward one that is more healing and low inflammatory. But most people don’t know that probiotics do a lot more than just influence the population of the microbes that live in your gut.

Functional Medicine with Dr. Susan Blum

Functional Medicine with Dr. Susan Blum

 

Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

Why Going Organic Is A Healthy Must

By Dr. Susan Blum

One thing I’ve noticed when talking to patients is that, despite the prevalence of the word “organic,” many people don’t actually know what it means or are confused.  Organic produce is grown without conventional pesticides/herbicides, harsh chemicals or bioengineering while organic meat, poultry, eggs and dairy come from animals that have been allowed to graze on pastures, are fed 100% organic feed and are not given growth hormones or antibiotics. As a result, going organic helps you avoid toxins, hormones and antibiotics which can negatively impact and disrupt the body in several ways.