Rothfeld Center Blog

May 10, 2018

As a practicing OB/GYN physician for over fifteen years, I have seen countless women struggle with their weight. Losing weight is especially difficult for women over 40. The conventional adage “just eat less and exercise more,” is old school and out of date.  Many women eat well and exercise regularly after forty and still see the numbers on the scale climb. It is a frustrating paradigm that leads us to seek alternative explanations.

            Let’s discuss four concepts that look outside t...

December 21, 2017

The holidays are here and that means cold and flu season is too. And there are ample opportunities to catch and share germs at work, school, and holiday gatherings.

As I am sure you’ve noticed, there are some brutal viruses going around right now.

Despite precautions, sometimes it seems unavoidable that you’ll catch what’s going around. Perhaps you work with children or you have kids or grandkids who like to use you as their personal tissue. Maybe you are immuno-compromised at the moment, or j...

Scientists continue to look for the cause and cure of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. While the answers continue to evade them, there is some promising research showing that people can influence their risk factors for developing the disease if they stay physically active, reduce the amount of sugar in their diet, and get plenty of social and mental stimulation, especially by playing games. Playing games does not require the drastic lifestyle changes that some of the other recommend...

February 14, 2017

Sure, Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday, and if you’re are not coupled up, it may be a holiday you’d rather forget about. But perhaps V-day deserves some love after all—It can be the perfect excuse to focus on what’s important and, if you adopt some new traditions, it can be great for your health as well!

Here are some ideas for how to celebrate this year!

  1. Pamper yourself!

Whether you’re in a relationship or not, loving yourself ought to be your top priority. Without self-love, your...

February 6, 2017

This is something we've written about before but that comes up again and again:  the best strategies for weight loss.

For anyone who received our July newsletter, this will be a refresher course for you, so feel free to skip ahead to the last section; but for those who did not-- good news! There are many ways that you can get over the holiday hump, keep your New Years resolutions, and start to lose weight, and many ways that we can help you. 

Unfortunately, the outlook...

If it seems like you and your family are sick more often than your friends and other family members, the culprit may be your home. A surprising number of Americans have mold, poor air quality, and hazardous cleaning products and do not realize it. These home issues and materials can be the root of allergies, asthma, rashes, and other health issues. If you suspect that your home is making you ill, take the proper steps to prevent it from affecting your health any longer.

Test for Common Home H...

October 14, 2016

‘Tis the season when your kids come home from school sounding mucous-y and everyone at work is a little more generous with their germs. But getting sick this time of year is not inevitable. Stay healthy all year long with these strategies.

  1. Flu Pellets!

The 2016 flu pellets are in! Influenzinum 9c is a homeopathic flu remedy that is updated yearly based on the flu strains predicted by the World Health Organization (WHO).  The tiny pellets dissolve easily in your mouth and contain the sam...

August 25, 2016

I’m well into the Age of Arthritis, as I’m reminded each morning when I creak out of bed.  And I’m not alone, I know.  More than 70% of the population over 50 years of age have some evidence of osteoarthritis in one or more of their joints. Add to that the one in a hundred people who have rheumatoid arthritis, and  that adds up  to a lot of sore joints.

When I was in training we were taught that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was inflammatory (due to auto-immune illness) but that o...

In my practice, I tend to see all types and stages of disease and dysfunction.  I’m kind of a last resort for a lot of patients, after conventional medicine has failed them (or frequently, not even paid proper attention to what was ailing them!). But it’s not always the patients with critical diseases that are the most desperate.  In fact, I would say that one of the most common of complaints that bring patients (women, particularly) pleading for help is the appearance of varicose veins and...

My research has revealed this critically important role for adequate sleep in protecting us from dangerous dementia-causing substances like beta-amyloid, tau protein and alpha synuclein building up in our brains, and doing their damage.  


Yet, according to current statistics, 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep deprivation and sleep disorders.  


Many of those people (and many of you who are afflicted with sleep problems) have something called “sleep apnea,” a condition in which the per...

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