Treat and Prevent UTIs Without Drugs


Urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are infections anywhere along the urinary tract including the bladder and kidneys, are the second most common type of infection in the United States. (1) These infections can be caused by poor hygiene, impaired immune function, the overuse of antibiotics, the use of spermicides, and sexual intercourse. The most common cause, accounting for about 90 percent of all cases, is the transfer of E. coli bacteria from the intestinal tract… Read More

Welcome Kelsey Marksteiner, RD


About Kelsey Kelsey is a registered dietitian specializing in nutrient dense, whole-foods diets for patients with a variety of conditions. Kelsey graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and went on to complete her dietetic internship at Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford, Massachusetts. She is currently completing her Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States. Kelsey recommends individualized… Read More

Recipe: Kale and Acorn Squash Salad


Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to start using the bounty of wonderful food this season brings. First up, a kale and acorn squash salad with a delicious bacon-lemon dressing. Type of dish: Side Dish Equipment: Baking dish Servings: Makes 2 to 3 servings. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. acorn squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch to 1 inch sized cubes 5 strips uncooked bacon (4 oz), chopped 4 packed cups finely sliced kale –… Read More

Nutrition for Healthy Skin: Silica, Niacin, Vitamin K2, and Probiotics


It’s time to close out my series on nutrition and skin health. I believe that a nutrient-dense, whole foods diet, with particular attention paid to certain vitamins, minerals, and other compounds, is a powerful tool in the treatment of skin disease. It’s unfortunate that many mainstream doctors and dermatologists typically deny any connection between diet and skin health, and many patients miss the opportunity to make major improvements in their skin simply by changing what… Read More

RHR: Healthy Birth Control, Irregular Periods, and UTI’s


This one is for the ladies! We grouped together a number of questions we’ve received on topics ranging from mammograms and pap smear recommendations, to how to treat bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy, to what to do about irregular periods, to healthy methods of birth control. In this episode, we cover: 2:36 The latest mammogram and pap smear recommendations 11:46 How to safely treat UTI’s or Bacterial Vaginosis during pregnancy 17:55 What to do about irregular… Read More

Testimonial: Another benefit of Paleo


(When my clinic manager emailed me to tell me her mother Bernice was having an emergency operation for an abdominal aortic aneurysm, I was obviously concerned. After all, that’s a serious surgery for an 84-year old woman. So I was delighted when I later learned that the surgery went far better than the doctors imagined it would, and that Bernice was recovering at record pace for a woman of her age. In fact, I learned… Read More