Dr. Goodman’s Blog

What Supplements Should You Take During the Pandemic?

April 23rd, 2020

NOTE: This article is meant to enhance conventional medical recommendations, not replace them. Please always speak to your licensed physician for your health care. This article is not medical advice. In this newsletter, I will make some general recommendations for supplementation as prevention and as a potential addition to conventional treatments for Covid-19. For those looking for specific product recommendations, I

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Quarantining Well: Tips to Stay Healthier and Happier

April 17th, 2020

Optimizing Your Health While you are staying at home most of the time, most of you are going out to do shopping for essentials, getting gas, or picking up  a curbside meal delivery.  (Some of you are still going to work — medical workers, first responders, police, firefighters, food service and grocery workers, any others I might have left out

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Welcome to My Online Office

March 31st, 2020

  Providing Safe Care During the Crisis   Hello to all who read this!  As we all know by now, we are in a pandemic the likes of which has not been seen since the Swine Flu of 1918.  As I write this, I have seen the news that Kurt Barwis, CEO of Bristol Health, has been diagnosed with Coronavirus

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Is Floating For You? My Experience of an Hour in a Floatation Tank

February 7th, 2020

Have You Floated? I had heard about the benefits of sensory deprivation and zero gravity environments.  I have experienced floating in the Dead Sea, and loved it.  I am a huge fan of the healing power of epsom salts, 1000 pounds of which are in each floatation tank. I had yet to try one of the local businesses offering floating

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Commonsense Suggestions for Preventing Airborne Viral Infections

February 7th, 2020

Naturopathic (Commonsense) Suggestions for Preventing Viral Infections   We are well into cold and flu season, and are all aware of the Coronavirus outbreak.  While the CDC considers the risk to the general public low at this time,  travelers returning from Wubei province, where the virus originated, have been quarantined, and travelers returning to the US from China are being routed to certain airports and being

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Can Light Therapy Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

January 29th, 2020

We are all familiar with the healing effects of light — especially this time of year, when we would prefer to have longer days with more sunlight.  Light triggers many healthy mechanisms in the body, including the production of active Vitamin D.   In the last fifty years, scientists have discovered other benefits of light for health conditions, treating injuries,

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Allergy Season Tips

September 24th, 2019

It’s fall (though it doesn’t feel like it as I type this–it’s 84 and humid!), time for mold and ragweed to wreak havoc on our immune systems. If you suffer at this time of year, here are some things you can do.   What is an Allergy?   Allergy symptoms come about from histamine being released from mast cells, a

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You May Want to Leave Your CBD Oil at Home on Your Next Flight: The Atlantic

May 17th, 2019

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/05/cbd-possession-airports-can-lead-arrest/588667/

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight: Lion’s Mane

May 17th, 2019

 What is Lion’s Mane? Lion’s Mane is also known as Hericium erinaceus, found in North America, Europe and Asia. It is an edible fungus that has been used for a very long time in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This mushroom is rich in many bioactive compounds such as beta-glucan polysaccharides, hericenones and erinacine terpenoids, isoindolinoes, sterols and myconutrients. These are all neuroprotective. Lion’s

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A Brief Introduction to CBD

May 17th, 2019

What is It? CBD is short for Cannabidiol, one of more than a hundred phytocannabinoids, or chemicals found in the cannabis plant. CBD is taken from the resin found on the flowers of the cannabis plant and extracted into a purified form.  How does CBD Work? The Endocannabinoid System Researchers have discovered that we naturally have receptors throughout our bodies

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