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Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: The Mouth Holds Clues to Your Current and Future Health Potential

Throughout our lives our nutritional needs vary greatly. Newborns require very different nutrition than adults, males require different nutrition than females and the sick require different nutrition than athletes. Even an individual’s nutritional needs can vary from day to day depending upon stress levels, sleep habits, medications, exercise and other factors. Genetics is always influencing […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective, Pelvic Trouble: Older Women Face a Difficult Battle

Women who are going through the changes that come with menopause can face some challenging symptoms, including hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain, depression, fatigue and sleeplessness, among many others. Adding to that challenge for many is the fact that pelvic organ prolapse (POP) often occurs with menopause. In 2010, 75,000 women had transvaginal mesh […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: Taming the Flash and Other Menopausal Symptoms

Women baby boomers are no strangers to hormonal imbalances including menstrual irregularities, peri-menopause and menopause. Andropause is the male version of menopause and affects males very differently than women.  However, this article will focus on women. While menopause is a natural event in the lives of all women, you do have some influence over the […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: Kids and Weight Loss Should Be a Side Effect of Having Fun

So you think you’ve heard all you need to know about how kids should lose weight? Guess again. As a consequence of being overweight, children are at greater risk of diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers, not to mention depression, cognitive problems, joint disease, brain fog and Attention Deficit Disorder. It is my belief that the […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: Want to Be Healthier? Then Ride Raspberries to the Rescue

Raspberries are not only delicious, but I consider them a superfood. A superfood carries the potential for contributing to an increased sense of well-being, reduced disease risk and must be delicious. Raspberries fit the bill. An apple a day cannot compare to the enormous potential that raspberries contribute to health and longevity. If you combine […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: Natural Hormones – Can They Extend Your Quality of Life & Help You Live Longer?

Who wants to live longer, as we do today, but with impaired memory, loss of sex drive and suffering from heart disease and diabetes? The answer is few people do – optimizing one’s hormone levels has been shown to improve sex drive, overall sense of wellbeing, burn fat, strengthen bones, help maintain muscle throughout the […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: Lyme Disease: The Masquerader of Many Health Problems?

If you’ve ever experienced a different kind of fatigue, a type that you’ve never felt before, perhaps with joint or muscle pains in various parts of your body, then you might have Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the spirochete Borrellia Burdorferi. Other symptoms such as nagging headaches, memory loss, unexplained […]

Dr. Michael Wald

Q & A: Intravenous Vitamin C

1. True or False? Vitamin C given intravenously (otherwise known as, IVC), but not by mouth, kills cancerous neuroblastoma cells (cancer of the nerves) by producing hydrogen peroxide? ANSWER: True. Hydrogen peroxide is generated by vitamin C and is not toxic to normal cells. 2. True or False? IVC and cause renal (kidney) stones? ANSWER: […]

Dr. Michael Wald

The Blood Detective: You’re Fat Once Again

Okay, so let me get this straight – you’re fat once again and you don’t understand why because you’ve tried every diet in the book.  In fact, you follow them so well that you’re completely baffled as to why.  You’ve not only not kept the weight off, but you’ve actually gained more weight over the […]

Marathon “Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

Marathon “Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com Why even try and how to find the motivation and purpose? While some people have told me outright that running a marathon is just plain stupid, if I were to listen to them and think back to the infamous saying, […]

Dr. Michael Wald

Q & A: Keeping Kids Healthy

1. True or False: Decreasing the intake of refi ned and processed sugar during childhood decreases the risk of chronic diseases later in life? ANSWER: True. Poor quality nutrition during childhood, particularly during the fi rst ten years, sets the stage for developing cavities, fatigue, diffi culty concentrating and headaches now, and chronic diseases such […]

Dr. Michael Wald

What Your Doctor Does Not Want You to Know

What’s all this controversy about alternative or complimentary health care anyway? It seems that when many allopathic (aka “traditional”) physicians are asked about their thoughts regarding nutrition and natural healthcare, they reply “there’s no evidence for that witchcraft, it’s a waste of time and money.” The truth, however, is that thousands of people worldwide have […]

Dr. Michael Wald

Probiotics – Advanced Concepts, Uses and Benefits

A bug by any other name…. Why Use Probiotics? The use of probiotics as bio-therapeutic agents is commonplace in the US and around much of the world. Probiotics are typically delivered in relatively low-dose functional foods (primarily yogurts) providing a few billion colony forming units (CFU) or less; or in modest doses, in the form […]

Dr. Michael Wald

Q & A: Losing Weight & Keeping it Off

1. Have you attempted more than two weight loss programs with no significant long-term results? ANSWER: if you answered YES, you may have undiscovered hormonal issues, toxicity problems and/or a sluggish metabolism not revealed by standard blood tests. 2. True or False: Metabolic rate is the only infl uence on weight loss? ANSWER: False: Nutritional […]

Dr. Michael Wald

Discovered Dangers: Blood Work for Optimal Preventive Health

Blood laboratory work is often an important part of assessing and diagnosing your current health issues. But more than just identifying current disease states, laboratory tests can be used preventively to identify sub-clinical diseases hidden from normal view that represent degenerative health problems early on, before they develop into full-blown diseases. New patients come to […]

Q&A: Hairloss

Q&A: Hairloss

Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com 1. True or False: Hair loss typically starts with a few extra hairs and can progress to a bare scalp? ANSWER: True. The type of hair loss pattern will give us a clearer indication of the possible cause(s). 2. Common […]

Q & A: Cancer Treatments From Around the World

Q & A: Cancer Treatments From Around the World

Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com 1. Coffee enemas are the best single method of detoxifi cation for a person with cancer? ANSWER. False. Although possessing detox ability, coffee enemas simply do not contain the necessary nutrition to support specifi c detox pathways, which are dependent […]

Q&A: Fatigue

Q&A: Fatigue

Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com 1. True or False: A depressed immune system is the primary cause of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). ANSWER: False – A depressed immune system is not the only cause of CFS; and may not be affected at all. Factors such […]

Nutritional Supplements, Diet and Disease – is there evidence? An Integrated Perspective

Nutritional Supplements, Diet and Disease – is there evidence? An Integrated Perspective

Nutritional Supplements, Diet and Disease – is there evidence? An Integrated Perspective Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com So your doctor says that there is no evidence to support the use of nutrition and nutritional supplements for the prevention and treatment of disease? There is an […]

Your Health is like a Marathon – Practical Tips for Achieving your Personal Health Record

Your Health is like a Marathon – Practical Tips for Achieving your Personal Health Record

Life really is like running a marathon!  I know – I just ran the New York Marathon.  Here are some of the things that I learned about life from my training experience and actual completion of the NYC Marathon.  Hope you enjoy! Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. […]

Does Your Blood Work Hold the Key to Your Disease & Health?

Does Your Blood Work Hold the Key to Your Disease & Health?

Does Your Blood Work Hold the Key to Your Disease & Health? Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com More than 80 percent of medical diagnosis are wrong according to the New England Journal of Medicine study.  If this fact is true, than it stands to reason […]

Raspberries to the Rescue!

Raspberries to the Rescue!

Raspberries to the Rescue! Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com As the director of nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco PC, a holistic medical center in Mount Kisco, I am constantly asked, “what are the best foods to eat”.  This is a complex question, but […]

Who uses Complimentary/Alternative Healthcare? Apparently, you do!

Who uses Complimentary/Alternative Healthcare? Apparently, you do!

By Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutrition at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com My patients, and the lay-public ask me all the time, “do you think that one day more doctors and the public will accept what you do?”  Honestly, I stand there is disbelieve because, from my perspective (and apparently the […]

Epilepsy & Seizures - Traditional & Nutritional Approaches

Epilepsy & Seizures – Traditional & Nutritional Approaches

Seizures and Epilepsy – Can Diet and Nutrition Help? Dr. Michael Wald, Director of Nutritional Services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, P.C. 914-242-8844, www.intmedny.com & Dr. Nilay Shah (Holistic Neurologist and Director of Medical Services) The word epilepsy derives from the Greek word epilepsia, which means “to take hold of” or “to seize.” Epilepsy is not a disease in […]

Green Juices, Green Powders and Capsules –  Which is best!

Green Juices, Green Powders and Capsules – Which is best!

Provided by: Dr. Michael Wald Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco www.intmedny.com 495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 1. Why can the addition of supergreen powders/pills be a benefit to ones diet/health? Ans: Very few people are successful at meeting the governmental requirements of minimal intake of vegetables – approximately 4-5 per day! […]

You’re Fat Once Again

You’re Fat Once Again

Provided by: Dr. Michael Wald Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco www.intmedny.com 495 E. Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914-242-8844 Okay, so let me get this straight – you’re fat once again and you don’t understand why because you’ve tried every diet in the book.  In fact, you follow them so well that you’re completely […]

Nutritionally Depleted Foods – Is this the Beginning of the End?

Nutritionally Depleted Foods – Is this the Beginning of the End?

By Dr. Michael Wald – Director of Nutritional Services at Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco 914-242-8844 www.intmedny.com More than a few studies have indicated that our fruits and vegetables these days are less nutritious than they once had been.  Less nutritious food means that our diets have become more devoid of the nutrients essential to fight off […]

Breast Thermography - Breast Cancer Screening Without Radiation

Breast Thermography – Breast Cancer Screening Without Radiation

Breast thermography is a state-of-the-art screening procedure that captures images of the breast to aid in the early detection of breast irregularities. According to the American Journal of Surgery, it “is a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound, especially in women with dense breast parenchyma.” It is based on the principle of temperature variation, the […]