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June 2024 Newsletter

Food Allergy, Sensitivity, or Intolerance? Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to describe what food allergies are, and then contrast that with the much more prevalent food sensitivities and food intolerances. The difference is not just a matter of semantics; each is a different type of problem.… Continue reading June 2024 Newsletter

May 2024 Newsletter

Casein in Milk Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to look at an issue that concerns conventional cow’s milk and the dairy products made from it. Most people are familiar with a common problem with dairy products, namely lactose intolerance. This is usually caused by a lack… Continue reading May 2024 Newsletter

April 2024 Newsletter

An Overview of Vaccines Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to look at the different types of vaccines used today. This topic has become an area of controversy, especially in the polarized political environment in which we find ourselves. But many of my patients have asked me… Continue reading April 2024 Newsletter

March 2024 Newsletter

The Impact of Lifestyle on Health Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to briefly look at a topic which I have touched upon in several previous newsletters, the relationship between your lifestyle and your health. There exists an enormous number of studies addressing the importance of maintaining… Continue reading March 2024 Newsletter

February 2024 Newsletter

Do You ‘Trust Your Gut’? Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to write about a topic whose importance is becoming increasingly evident – the relationship between your microbiome, more specifically, your gut microbiome, and your health. A growing number of studies and clinical findings are showing that… Continue reading February 2024 Newsletter

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January 2024 Newsletter

Happy and Healthy Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to talk about the relationship between happiness (and positive emotions in general) and one’s physical and emotional health. Certainly, happiness is its own reward, but it can also benefit one’s health. Conversely, true health can also contribute to… Continue reading January 2024 Newsletter

December 2023 Newsletter

A Look at Processed Sugars and Their Substitutes Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to write about one of the most problematic and health-detracting ingredients in today’s prepared foods – sugar! I discussed the advantages of a whole food, plant-based vegan diet in previous newsletters. Right now,… Continue reading December 2023 Newsletter

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November 2023 Newsletter

Happy Vegan Thanksgiving! Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to write about some of the virtues of a vegan Thanksgiving Day dinner, as well as how a vegan might approach a more traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. Generally speaking, the eating pattern with the greatest benefits to one’s… Continue reading November 2023 Newsletter

October 2023 Newsletter

Dehydration Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to address the subject of dehydration. Acute episodes of dehydration are an important area of concern for those who participate in prolonged exercise and endurance events. For others, dehydration can be brought on by excessive exposure to high temperature conditions,… Continue reading October 2023 Newsletter

September 2023 Newsletter

Urinary Incontinence Hello, this is Dr. Ellen. In this month’s ‘Real Common Sense’ newsletter, I want to write about urinary incontinence. I have seen many patients over the years with this problem, though it was usually not their primary reason for seeing me. Typically, the results of previous treatments had been less than satisfactory, and… Continue reading September 2023 Newsletter

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