Benefits of Beet Juice
|Drs. Pina and Peter's article for the Dr. Oz Website|
Beets are great for blood pressure and for more energy and stamina.
Learn more about beets by reading the article by Dr. Pina LoGiudice and Dr. Peter Bongiorno written for the Dr. Oz website.
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Science Is Starting to Catch Up to Naturopathic Wisdome
|we are finally learning what Aunt Lillie already knew|
My hearty and hale 92 year-old Aunt Lillie remains the healthful life of the party. In fact, a few weeks ago, she led the sing along for my parents’ 55th anniversary. When I was a kid, I remember her telling us to eat our broccoli and eat plenty of fish. She also warned us to stay away from margarine - she made it a point to say: ‘as long as I’m alive, only BUTTER will be eaten in this house!”
As a kid, I did like fish, but never really gravitated towards green vegetables. I also had no problem slathering margarine all over a piece of Wonder bread.
Today, as a naturopathic physician, I realize it was not only just Aunt Lillie who appreciated the benefits of healthy foods at a time when it was not very fashionable. During my childhood and adolescent years (of the 60’s through the 1980’s), while I was eating at Burger King anytime I had the chance, there was a subculture of ‘health fanatic’ naturopathic physicians who believed that whole and organic food were vitally important to health. They were also persecuted for telling people not to take wonder drugs, for the body can heal with natural means. People like Dr. John Bastyr (for whom my naturopathic medical school Bastyr University in Seattle is named after) held this thoughtful space and carried natural medicine, virtually by themselves, until the rest of society could catch up....
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Pycnogenol for GREAT SKIN
|Dr. Pina tells us what she taught Dr. Oz about having the healthiest and most beautiful skin|
Want the healthiest looking skin?
Beautiful skin is multifactorial: water intake, good food, stress work, exercise, and nutrition.
Dr. Pina LoGiudice shares with you her research about one supplement that can help you move towards younger and beautiful skin.
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Learn Your Dosha
In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a certain constitution. Understanding your constitution can help you make better choices for your individual health care.
Take the quick today and find out what your dosha is.
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Depression Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue and Pain - Shared Underlying Mechanisms,
|published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients|
Read Dr. Peter's new article which researches and explains how depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain all have shared underlying mechanisms.
Dr. Peter Bongiorno explains how this information can help us understand how to treat each patient effectively using natural medicines.
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Toxicity and Depression - How the Environment Can Lower Your Mood
|Can toxins change your mood for the worse?|
08-14-2012 by Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Can environmental toxins, food chemicals and pollution create depression?
Read Dr. Peter's article to find out how these can lower your mood, and what you can do about it.
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Anti-Anxiety Drugs - Worth Risking Your Life?
|Anxiety medications increase risk of death by almost 40%|
Dr. Peter Bongiorno Psychology Today blog of 07-19-2011
Read Dr. Peter's Psychology Today entry where he discusses the risk of anti-anxiety drugs. Learn about natural remedies that can help the underlying cause of anxiety, without increasing the risks associated with the drugs.
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How Come They're Happy and I'm Not - The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good
|new book by Dr. Peter Bongiorno - Fall 2012 release |
This is the announcement for the new book release by Dr. Peter Bongiorno. The book is entitled "How Come They're Happy and I'm Not - the complete natural program for healing depression for good", and is the follow up public version of the academic textbook he authored entitled "Healing Depression: Integrating Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments."
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Sleepy Foods - Pumpkin Seed, Cherry, Pulque, Oatmeal, Dandelion
|Foods to Help You Hit the Hay|
by dr. Pina Logiudice and dr. Peter Bongiorno
03-11-2012: Worried about the 300 - 500% increase in death risk from using sleep medications?
Learn what foods can help you get to sleep and stay asleep.
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dr. pina's truffle oil popcorn recipe
Check out Dr. Pina's fantastic truffle oil popcorn.
A gourmet twist to an old favorite.
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FLU: Natural Remedies That Work
|reprint from 2009 blog|
1 - Observe the recommendations to WASH HANDS thoroughly. Use warm water.
2 - DO NOT TOUCH FACE and NOSE to avoid spreading virus to your mouth, eyes or respiratory system.
3 - Take your FISH OIL – fish oil is known to balance an over-inflammed immune system, and may be helpful to lower the overall cytokine cascade. Cod liver oil may be the best choice for it has extra D and A. Vitamin A helps protect respiratory passages and is anti-viral itself.
4 - VITAMIN D, VITAMIN C, ZINC – may be useful. According to Johnathan Wright MD, vitamin C and D may be a more potent anti-viral choice than even medications. Zinc is an anti-viral mineral that has inhibited viral replication in research.
5 - STRESS REDUCTION helps to lower our stress hormones and balance our immune function to help properly deal with any virus.
6 - Get plenty of SLEEP – sleep is another important immune balancer which has been shown, when 7 hour or more, to help fight virus by 300% over people who do not get 7hours of sleep
7 - AVOID SUGAR – which can lower your immunity and allow easier catching of any virus.
8 - Consider regular NASAL WASHES – if the virus is typically transmitted into the upper respiratory tract, clearing that area may help lower the load that enters our system.
9 - AVOID INFLAMMATORY FOODS – foods like milk and dairy, wheat for some people, and any food you know you are sensitive too. Excess inflammation in your body may contribute to more of an inflammatory cascade than is healthy.
10 - EAT ANTI VIRAL FOODS: garlic, onions, berries, green tea.
11 - There are a few ANTI-VIRAL HERBS worth considering. Licorice, PauD’Arco and Lemon Balm. These have a history of being helpful with flu and colds. There is no research using these in this swine flu period in place of conventional medications and we are not suggesting forgoing conventional medicines.
12 - EXERCISE – helps move your lymph tissue and blood in your body, which is needed to keep your immune surveillance at its best.
From a naturopathic perspective, we may need to address the underlying causes of these viral illnesses.
Wheat Germ: cholesterol, antioxidant, cancer, and more
|by dr. pina logiudice and dr. peter bongiorno|
Learn the latest about an old health food: wheat germ! Benefits for cholesterol, intestinal health, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and even cancer.
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Lingonberry Benefits for Diabetes, Heart and More
|The new powerhouse berry in town|
Dr. Pina teaches Dr. Oz about the lingonberry. Read her article about this wonderful berry and how it can help diabetes, heart disease, inflammatory problems and more....
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Organic Foods - Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 -Which Are Most Important to Buy?
Research is showing more and more that organic food has numerous health benefits over conventional foods due to both less toxic chemicals and increased nutrients.
Here is a list of which foods are the 'dirty dozen' and most worth buying organic, and which ones are relatively lower in pesticides.
Dr. Pina and Dr. Peter were interviewed on FOX news to air on Saturday morning, July 21, 2011 on their Good Morning Street talk show.
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Cell Phones: To Use or Not to Use? (do cell phones cause cancer?)
|guest author: Radha Sinha ND (Cand. ཋ)|
July 4, 2011
Should you be concerned about cell phones? Do they cause cancer - are they the next cigarette? Learn about the latest the research and what the World Health Organization is suggesting....
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Dr. Oz Dr. Pina Interview Viewing Party
|Gathering to watch Dr. Pina on National TV|
6.10.2011 - 4PM EST on FOX
Dr. Pina inspired us, had some fun, and elevated the level of naturopathic medicine on national TV today. Enjoy some pictures of the viewing party from the Viana Hotel in Westbury.
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Kidney Stones: Alternative Treatments
|Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed on LIVESTRONG.com|
Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dr. Michael Murray are referred to as expert sources for natural treatment of kidney stones on the website LIVESTRONG.com, the Lance Armstrong Foundation website for health information.
Drs. Murray and Bongiorno wrote the Kidney Stone chapter in the 4th edition of the
Textbook of Natural Medicine.
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What to Do If Your Child Has Cradle Cap?
Article on www.optiderma.com
Are you worried about scaly patches on your baby's scalp? Read what Naturopathic Doctor Pina LoGiudice recommends to parents whose infant has cradle cap.
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|Water Therapy and Physical Medicine for Depression|
|Naturopathic Treatments Not Commonly Used|
Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, March 2011
This article explores the use of the naturopathic physical medicine modalities of hydrotherapy and physical manipulation as part of a larger plan to help work with depressive illness. Although not recommend solely as a monotherapy, physical medicine can be part of a patient’s return toward a healthy mood and sense of well-being, in combination with the aforementioned treatments as specific to each patient’s physical body, spirit, and emotion.
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|7-Keto for Weight Loss|
|by dr. peter bongiorno|
The Professional Educator -January 2011
There are many supplements out there claiming to be weight loss products. Some have even been found to hurt people as a result of improper usage. Since obesity is at epidemic proportions, supplements that are safe and helpful are wanted.
Dr. Bongiorno reviews the available research about using the supplement 7-keto. There is discussion about thyroid effect, resting metabolic rate and mood effect. He reviews the safety data.
Fully referenced and cited.
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|Filter Your Air for best health |
Information about the IQ Air Filter, the filter drs. Pina and Peter use in their own home and clinic to protect against the myriad of harmful chemicals we breathe in on a daily basis. Also excellent for anyone with asthma and seasonal allergies.
The particles we breathe in can get into our blood faster and easier than foods we eat or even the water we drink. Up to 15% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers (such as Christopher's Reeve's wife). We all need extra protection from our dirty air.
Anyone interested true health should have the cleanest air possible. Although we cannot change the outside air (without political action) we CAN at least change the air in our living space. Drs. Pina and Peter highly recommend at least one air filter for your bedroom, and for the bedrooms of the kids too. IQ Air is the best available, and what we recommend for our patients and ourselves.
Please check with us, for prices may change
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Hypericum (St. John's wort) for depression - a literature review
|authored by dr. peter bongiorno and dr. pina logiudice|
Natural Medicine Journal 2010 2 (12) (december 2010)
Peer reviewed published article.
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Environmental Toxicity and the Detox Continuum
Published on Integrative Practitioner
Dr. Peter was asked to write this article to teach other practitioners how to think about detoxification and the role of cleansing in health and disease. Enjoy this well-researched special article.
Vitamin D and Depression
vitamin D for mood
June 2010 - written by Dr. Peter Bongiorno
Dr. Peter publishes a peer-reviewed research analysis summarizing studies of vitamin D and its implications in depression and mood disorder. Published by Protocol's Professional Educator.
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ADHD: A Ten Point Plan
by Dr. Pina LoGiudice and Dr. Peter Bongiorno
published 2010 on education.com
Dr. Pina and Dr. Peter review the research about what is really important when working with ADHD.
Click here to learn about natural answers to ADHD
Supplyside East 2010 Speakers
Dr. Bongiorno and Dr. LoGiudice Speak as Experts on Nutraceutical Uses
Dr. Bongiorno and Dr. LoGiudice were asked, as experts in natural medicines and nutraceuticals to speak to the SupplySide community.
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Potential Health Benefits of Garlic Allium
January 2008, Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Extensive review about the health benefits, possibilities and myths of garlic. Written with well-known cardiologist Patrick Fratellone, MD. You can also link to this article by visiting: http: www.bepress.com jcim vol5 iss1 1
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Diabetic Patient Integrates Naturopathic and Conventional Medicine for Better Results
Starts on page 3
An Real-estate investor came into my Manhattan office with a history of Type II diabetes diagnosed over one year prior. His medical doctor placed him on one
medication called glucophage, which did control the blood sugar. Tim was concerned though because he felt that the medication made him fatigued, a bit nauseous and wanted to know if there was any other alternative. Click here to read the article.
Naturopathic Medicine: A New York State of Mind
published in New York Naturally Spring Summer 2005
In my Staten Island hometown, I was not exposed to natural medicine while growing up. In fact, well into my early adulthood, my medical beliefs remained
very conventional. As an aspiring medical school student in my early twenties, I even decided to do research at the National Institutes of Health – the hub of conventional medical thinking. At the time, I had a friend who unexpectedly began to develop chronic health problems. She found herself leaning to one side when she walked and having difficulty with her eyesight. Within two months after these symptoms surfaced, Jillian was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.Click here to read the article.
Headaches, Natural Treatments for
published in the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians newsletter, March 2005
Headaches come in many shapes and sizes. Some people never get headaches while others endure chronic pain that does not allow them to function at work, sleep, eat or lead a normal life. According to the American Council for Headache Education, at least 90 percent of men and 95 percent of women have experienced at least one headache. Although painkillers such as aspirin, ibuprofen and ergotamine can give relief, they often cannot be taken long-term due to serious side effects on the body.Click here to read the article.
Depression, Natural Treatments for
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Although most adults and children can experience a passing sense of “feeling blue” from time to time, depression can stop a person from living a normal life. People who are depressed cannot just “snap out of it.” This illness interferes with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities and can devastate the lives of concerned family and friends. Depression affects up to 9.5 of the U. S. population.
Fortunately, depression is a treatable illness and natural modalities such as naturopathic medicine and Chinese medicine can play important roles in the healing process.Click here to read the article.
Depression, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for
as seen in the upcoming Chapter of the psychiatric textbook The Biology of Depression
As the mainstream medical world is confronted with the dramatic increases in the utilization of complementary and alternative medicine CAM therapies, much is unknown regarding how to adequately consider these alternative treatments. There is little scientific justification to support the use of the vast array of alternative options, but these treatments are readily available to the public and CAM professionals. The public has been choosing to use dietary supplements, which has driven the increased utilization of CAM treatments in the past decade. This chapter discusses CAM treatments for major depression, but the primary focus is on dietary supplements. It is important to discuss how CAM clinicians ascertain that alternative treatment modalities are appropriate and then ascertain factors symptoms in depressive illness that are most relevant when choosing from a myriad of treatment options available. It is important to mention that a substantial portion of the public has been utilizing dietary supplements without consulting CAM or non-CAM clinicians.Click here to read the article.
Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture
Brian Carter"s Pulse of Oriental Medecine
The term naturopathy refers to the idea of nature cure, which uses the healing power of nature in an effort to allow the patient to cure their own illness by stimulating the body"s vital force, or qi. The tenets of naturopathy hail from a number of healing traditions, including Ayurveda, European eclectic medicines, the Greeks, and the Chinese Taoist tradition. Although a few naturopathic colleges were functional at the beginning of the 20th century, subsequent monopolization by the conventional medical profession led to legislation that severely restricted
use of other health care systems. However, in the last 30 years, public awareness of natural modalities, combined with a genuine discontent for the current healthcare system in the United States has led to a resurgence of naturopathic medicine.Click here to read the article.
Naturopathic Medicine, Value of
as published on Medscape
In response to Naturopathy: A Critical Appraisal,  it is clear from the numerous cited official supporters of licensed naturopathic medicine such as the White House Commission, The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, WebMD, the IntelliHealth Harvard Medical School venture, etc. and by the ongoing passage of legislation for naturopathic physicians, that naturopathic medicine is indeed legitimate, effective, and wanted.Click here to read the article.