Detox Rocks

As most practitioners of alternative medicine will tell you, a host of minor and not-so-minor illnesses can be alleviated by supervised fasting. The human immune system works 24/7, but if it gets overloaded it can’t do it’s job very well. A compromised immune system is often credited with triggering a host of debilitating symptoms in women, some of which are ultimately diagnosed as Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia, Chronic-Fatigue Syndrome, or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Continue reading “Detox Rocks”

The Eyes Have It! A Modern Girl’s Guide to Better Vision . . . From Contacts to CRT

When I first discovered them back in the mid-1980s, the eye doctors at 30 East 60th Street in Manhattan were already famous throughout the entertainment world for being able to fit even the most fearful or difficult patient with a comfortable contact lens. This reputation was so well earned that for years happy clients simply referred to them as “The Contact Lens Practice”. Today, Doctors Barry Farkas, Jordan Kassalow, Susan Resnick and Associates, are perhaps best known by their surnames alone, especially now that their expertise has expanded even beyond contacts and into areas like pre-and post-op care for the kind of laser surgery which renders contact lenses obsolete. Continue reading “The Eyes Have It! A Modern Girl’s Guide to Better Vision . . . From Contacts to CRT”

Acupuncture, Fibroids, and You

Black women of every age and economic group share similar health problems that may be under-diagnosed and under-treated by orthodox Western medicine. So, to prevent high blood-pressure, asthma, uterine fibroids, breast cancer, and heart disease, more and more of us are supplementing regular visits to our internists and gynecologists with alternative holistic medicine. Alternative medicine often includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies which have proven so effective in some cases that more and more hospitals and insurance companies are supporting them. This month we have asked Dr. Nan Lu, a prominent practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, to describe his approach to some conditions typically affecting black women. Continue reading “Acupuncture, Fibroids, and You”