Dr. Goodman’s Blog

Lyme Screening in Office: April 14th

January 30th, 2018

We are offering Lyme disease screenings at our office on 5 Maple St in the Federal Hill section of Bristol on Saturday, April 14th. I invite you, your family, friends and anyone concerned about Lyme disease to register online here: https://glymedx.com/screening-events/ and take advantage of this event.  

Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline

January 21st, 2018

  In December I attended a two-day course designed to teach doctors and other healthcare providers how to help patients prevent and reverse cognitive decline.  The course was taught by several experts, foremost of whom was Dr. Dale Bredesen, author of The End of Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Bredesen, a neurologist, has been studying Alzheimer’s disease for over 30 years, and has developed a

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Dr. Goodman Quoted in Hartford Magazine

December 12th, 2017

Dr. Goodman was quoted in the December Hartford Magazine, discussing “holiday herbs” such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove.  Read the article to find out how these flavorful spices have powerful healing benefits

Thanksgiving Strategies

November 19th, 2017

Enjoy Thanksgiving:  Have  A Plan Thanksgiving allows us to spend time with our friends and families and give thanks — thanks for all that is good in our lives.  Gratitude is a wonderful spiritual practice and a cornerstone of healthy living.  For many of us, that’s where the healthy part of Thanksgiving ends and the unhealthy begins.  As Americans, we

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New Lyme Testing

November 19th, 2017

New Lyme Tests That Set the Standard   I went to the ILADS Conference in Boston last weekend.  ILADS represents doctors, other health care practitioners, and patients devoted to helping people devastated by Lyme and other tick-borne illnesses.  I am inspired and humbled by the dedication and passion shown by so many in this field.  I have learned a lot in the

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines

November 19th, 2017

New Blood Pressure Guidelines:  Raising (Lowering) The Bar   The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology came out with new Blood Pressure Guidelines last Monday. If you have heart disease, chronic kidney disease or diabetes, then your target now for systolic blood pressure has moved down to 130 and for diastolic blood pressure to 80. Same goes

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Obesity Rates Climb (Less) :  Be Part of the Solution

October 25th, 2017

The headlines came out about two weeks ago: “Obesity Rates Hit an All Time High”. The percentage of adults in the US with a body mass index (BMI) over 30 has gone from 30 in 2000 to almost 40 today. About 18.5 percent of children are now obese, versus 13.9 percent in 2000. So what’s the good news? What the

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Zonulin: A Way to Test for Leaky Gut

October 11th, 2017

Zonulin:   A Way to Test For Leaky Gut    Our small intestines are designed to absorb small molecules and keep bigger ones from entering our circulation, where they can trigger immune responses and lead to inflammation and autoimmune disease. Dr. Alessio Fasano, back in 2000, discovered zonulin (represented by the blue circular objects in the drawing above), a protein which

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Should You Keto (Is Keto Right for You)?

July 5th, 2017

The Ketogenic Diet (Keto) is all the rage.  Claims are being made that it will speed up weight loss, fight cancer and improve brain function.  What is it and is it right for you? Keto Defined   Keto is typically 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbohydrates.  For someone eating 2000 calories a day, 5% carbohydrates is 25 grams. What are ketones?  

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5 Tips for Preventing Tick Bytes and Lyme Disease

May 9th, 2017

Thanks to Johns Hopkins for this excellent information! Preventing Tick Bites and Lyme Disease