For Preventive Care, Primary Care Physicians Are A Women’s Best Bet

Sep 30, 2014 by


A new study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA found that women who see a PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN (internist, general practitioner, family practitioner) for their yearly checkups receive a wider range of preventative health services than those who only see their OB/GYN.

To put it simply…

Women of reproductive age who see only an OB/GYN for care may not be receiving the full spectrum of recommended health screenings and preventative counseling.  Don’t miss out on a yearly check-up for: hearing loss, vision changes, immunization boosters, colon and skin cancer, cholesterol elevations, thyroid dysfunction, pre-diabetes or even diabetes.  Plus, OB/GYNs don’t usually spend up to 50% of your visit counseling for proper diet, increasing physical exercise, seatbelt and helmet use, tobacco and alcohol cessation, depression and anxiety screening as well as intensive obesity prevention.

So ladies, in addition to your yearly appointment with your OB/GYN, make an appointment with a PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN to get on track with lifelong illness prevention through yearly wellness examinations and education.

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Acute Teen Migraine Attack

Sep 12, 2014 by

78158919_XSWhat to do:

During the attack, advise the teen to lie down in a cool, dark and quiet room. Encourage them to sleep with the affected side of their head down.  Sleep it’s the most potent anti-migraine treatment, as activity can aggravate the pain.

Some patients find that ice or pressure on the affected artery can temporarily alleviate pain.

Digestion slows down in most migraine patients and causes delay in the absorption of any medications taken to help with pain.  Take 200mg of Ibuprofen with a carbonated beverage to improve absorption.

Stronger analgesic medication, such as butalbital from your physician may be necessary if the above methods don’t work.  Another prescription medication like Promethazine diminishes any nausea, causes beneficial drowsiness and seems to decrease pain; therefore, it frequently is used as a rescue medication.

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Mar 30, 2014 by

Best Foods for the most delicious and healthful juices!

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Kale is a rare vegetable in that you can obtain calcium, Vitamin C and Vitamin A from it. Kale is known for its Lutein content, and is one of the best sources of beta-carotene— a pro-vitamin A source.

Romaine is known for its vitamins A, B, and C content, as well as manganese and chromium content.

The benefits of Spinach include sources of vitamin K, magnesium, and iron.  This popular vegetable includes several important phytochemicals, including Lutein.

Cucumber and its significant water content aids in kidney, liver, and pancreatic function.

Parsley is known for its pro-vitamin A beta carotene content as well as its green chlorophyll content.

Watercress is one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can put in your body.  Known for its calcium, iron, and potassium content, watercress ranks high among nutrition professionals.


Beets are cell-builders. They renew the body with a hint of sweetness and key minerals.  Combined with carrots, consuming beets aid in kidney and liver function.

An excellent source of antioxidants from beta-carotene, Carrots play an outstanding role in optimal health in the body and provide immune support.

(Fresh lemons, apples, and ginger stimulate the system and blood).

Apples offer antioxidant vitamin C and soluble fiber.  They are also a great way to lightly sweeten an otherwise tart juice.

Lemons have an incredible effect on the stomach, and as they stimulate the digestive system you will feel the change. Add lemon to everything!

Ginger is a super root, with its refreshing flavor, it contains many benefits including aiding in digestion by soothing the stomach and also aids in circulation.

Pineapple is a delicious source of manganese, and bromelain, an enzyme that helps break down proteins.

Pears are a collection of beneficial vitamins and minerals, including A, B1, B2, C, E, folic acid and niacin.  It is known for its copper and potassium levels as well as its pectin content, which increases bulk and supports digestion efforts.

Grapefruit is a vitamin C powerhouse with a sprinkling of soluble fiber.


Coconut meat comes from the hearty white pulp of the coconut and presents drinks with more flavors and fats to give you a richer, more palatable experience.

Coconut Water is often thought of as the natural alternative to sports rehydration drinks. It has an incredibly soothing taste, while it simultaneously provides natural energy to the body.  Coconut water is an original source of water with a hint of naturally occurring minerals and carbohydrates.

Blueberries contain the antioxidant Vitamin C with its colorful coat of deep colors.

Strawberries contain phytonutrients and antioxidants such as vitamin C, which have repeatedly been shown to help protect cell structures in the body and fight oxidative reactions.

Always soak Almonds to extract the most beneficial components.  To make your own “mylk” add vanilla bean and dates to soaked almonds and blend in a vitamix.

Like all citrus fruits, Lime contains vitamin C, supporting a healthy immune system and fighting free radicals.  Limes contain unique flavonoids.

Cacao is the raw form of chocolate good for diminishing your appetite and enhancing your mood.  The natural nibs give better flavor than real chocolate powders or liquors.

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Pure Play

Feb 27, 2014 by

What does the Pure in Greenwich Pure Health stand for?

Pure health begins by providing your body with a constant supply of quality nutrition. This means more than just following a healthy diet.  It’s about preparing and eating real foods and exploring the true meaning of “work-life balance.”

Greenwich Pure Medical, LLC (GPM) is dedicated to educating patients and their families about more than just the basics of diet and nutritional awareness.  We believe in, and help patients to develop convenient physical fitness regimens, practical stress management techniques and understand the importance of self awareness in disease prevention.

Through a physical exam, medical and family history discussions, personalized education, behavior modification, blood testing, metabolic analysis and food journals, GPM can guide you towards pure health and wellness.

We are available to anyone seeking support to achieve maximum pure health, as well as, to those seeking intensive nutritional counseling to address specific health concerns.

Our patients can move towards achieving their health, fitness and nutritional goals through individualized one-on-one counseling, customized couples programs, comprehensive family sessions and local or corporate group meetings.

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Gluten Free Recipe

Feb 16, 2014 by


Vegan Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup Organic Unsweetened Apple Sauce
2 Tbsps. Ground Flax Seeds + 4 Tbsp. water mixed well (2 egg substitute)
1/2 cup Organic Unsweetened Flax or Hemp Milk
1 Tbsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
3 cups CERTIFIED GF Old Fashioned Oats
1 cup Organic Golden Raisins
½ cup Granulated Vegan White Sugar
3/4 cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
2 – 2 ¼ cups All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt, ground fine


  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • In A DIFFERENT bowl, combine apple sauce with both sugars, and beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, milk, and flax mixture and mix well.
  • Add the two bowls ingredients together and beat until just combined.
  • Stir in oats and raisins.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator for about 2 hours or overnight (if in a rush, put in freezer for 15 minutes).
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line several baking sheets with parchment paper then scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough shaped into a ball and place on the baking sheets, spaced 3 inches apart.  Press down to flatten into 2-inch diameters.
  • Transfer to the oven, and bake until golden but still soft in center, 16 to 18 minutes, rotating the pans between oven shelves halfway through baking.
  • Remove from oven, and place on a wire rack to cool completely
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Gluten Free Around Greenwich

Feb 16, 2014 by

If you are eliminating gluten from your diet due to a diagnosis of Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it’s easier than ever to enjoy a delicious gluten-free meal in Greenwich!

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