Autoimmune diseases are dramatically increasing, likely due to environmental exposures. Here is how you can work with patients to improve symptoms.
Steve Amoils, MD | October 18, 2023
The risks of inadequate magnesium intake are high, so providing your patients with the right forms via supplementation will benefit their health.
Steve Amoils, MD | October 4, 2023
We need to empower patients to both cope and thrive. Here are 10 tips to help your patients to build resilience and well-being as we head into the new year.
Steve Amoils, MD | December 14, 2022
The role of epigenetics on fetal and human development is of paramount importance to all of us as healthcare practitioners and parents. Toward the end of World War 2, after the battle at Arnhem, in what was known as the "Hongerwinter" (hungry winter), the Nazi's surrounded and cut off supplies to an area in the Netherlands. It was a tragic experiment on the long-term effects of famine. From December 1944 until Germany surrendered in May 1945, food was rationed to under 1,000 dietary calories per day and dropped as low as 580 calories per day in the height of winter.
Steve Amoils, MD | February 16, 2021
As we get ready to get back to school during this difficult time of a partially treated pandemic, parents will be faced with one additional problem: How do we get kids to eat delicious and nutritious meals without breaking the bank or their parents' psyche?
Steve Amoils, MD | August 16, 2020
Vitamin D is a pro-hormone with ubiquitous effects throughout the body. It has been shown to have a multitude of benefits, including bone health, innate and adaptive immune function, and vascular health, yet we live in country where, depending on the source you consider, 40-70% of the population is vitamin D deficient and people are routinely told to limit sun exposure.
Steve Amoils, MD | January 16, 2019
The year 2020 will go down in history as an extraordinary year for all of us. In fact, this year will likely be remembered as the biggest experiment ever done on mankind. For many years to come, researchers will examine how societal norms, human behavior, medications, and underlying conditions affected not only COVID-19 outcomes, but a host of ancillary illnesses. We are likely to see studies on depression in adolescents, domestic violence, elder neglect, and failure to adhere to medical advice.
Steve Amoils, MD | October 16, 2018
Promoting health and vitality is something we all know how to do, yet life can sometimes conspire against us. We get caught in time crunches, food deserts, insomnia vortices and other places where making smart, healthy choices is not always easy, or for that matter, a priority. Yet maintaining good health requires work, a strategy and the occasional checkup and test. Life itself can act as a healing catalyst if we learn how to use it.
Steve Amoils, MD | April 16, 2018