Dr. Goodman’s Blog

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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Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Acetyl-L-Carnitine

February 11th, 2019

Cognitive Supplement Spotlight, Volume 8: Cog·ni·tion (noun): a mental action or process of obtaining knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and senses. It is how one reacts, processes, understands, stores and retrieves information. Cognition is critical for day-to-day life, allowing us to interact with our environment. What is Acetyl-L-Carnitine? Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an amino acid that is found in the

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Make Your Resolution a Habit

January 13th, 2019

Making Resolutions Habits:  How to Make This New Year Really New  Welcome back from the holidays, that bizarre alternative reality where we eat way more than we should, spend money we don’t have, and generally bend over backwards to grab as much joy out of a couple of weeks as we can, dreading our return to routine.As we come back to reality, many

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Homocysteine: What it is and how to manage it

December 4th, 2018

Spotlight On:      Homocysteine:  A Key Marker for Heart and Brain Health  What is it?  What are its effects? What levels are healthy?   What is Homocysteine? Homocysteine (Hcy) is a sulfur-containing amino acid.  Amino acids are the building blocks for protein – they are strung together in long chains to make protein. Hcy lies at the midway point

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