Diet plays a critical role in preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases and premature aging. The immune system should react appropriately to protect us against any harmful infectious agents, but unfortunately, sometimes those infectious agents are the common foods we eat, causing food sensitivities or allergies. The inability to tolerate foods and environmental factors, also known as sensitivity or intolerance, induces chronic activation of the innate immune system and gives rise to inflammatory processes. Such inflammation has been linked to countless chronic conditions, including: digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis and many more.
A thick cloud of smog has taken over our once beautiful mountain views, fossil fuels and other non-renewable resources are becoming endangered, and glaciers are melting at an accelerated rate. Let’s face it; our planet is in need of some tender loving care. At Concierge Medicine LA, we are doing our best to reduce our carbon footprint by employing the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It’s easy to lose sight of just how much we waste. We have made a pledge to our patients, and planet earth, to reduce the amount of paper used in the office by doing
Healthcare fit for a President? Absolutely! This morning was very exciting for Angelenos. As we grinned through the traffic, a few of us were rewarded with a magical site. President Obama’s motorcade passed through Brentwood en route to LAX where he boarded Air Force One. We were able to capture the motorcade on video as it passed by Concierge Medicine/LA. For those who weren’t rewarded with witnessing this, please enjoy our video.
23 and Me is a genetic test useful to: Gain insight into your traits, from baldness to muscle performance. Discover risk factors for many diseases. Know your predicted response to drugs, from blood thinners to coffee. Uncover your ancestral origins. It is also a test that helps you reconnect (or connect for the first time) with family members based on your genetic makeup as well as which countries your ancestors may have lived in. We have provided this test to many of our Concierge Medicine/LA clients and they have been overwhelmingly satisfied with the results and information they obtained regarding
Can taking calcium supplements increase your risk of a heart attack? One study has shown that calcium supplementation increases the risk for developing a heart attack by 30%. What does this mean for you? This study did not take into account the supplementation of Vitamin D and does not apply to calcium rich foods, so for the time being it may be best to increase your calcium rich foods and put aside the supplements. Talk to your doctor about the most effective ways to incorporate calcium into your diet. Remember, calcium helps prevent fractures and maintain overall bone health. via MyHouseCallMD.com