Rothfeld Center Blog

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...

 What if I told you that there was something safe and effective that you could do while you sleep, that wards off Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases, improves memory and boosts your immune system?  Hint: it’s a trick question, the answer is … sleep!  

Every living thing requires sleep, from the mighty elephant to the tiny fruit fly.  Even sharks, who have to stay moving in order to breathe, shut off part of their brains for “rest” periods.  

 

So what’s so important about...

April 21, 2016

Cancer, heart disease, and illnesses like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s are all hugely prevalent in the population, and widely studied, even if the direction of the studies leans heavily toward the pharmaceutical model.  But another enormous group of diseases affecting nearly 24 million Americans is not as widely publicized and studied, even as it ravages the population with progressive pain and disability. This group is collectively known as the autoimmune diseases. 

 

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