Breaking Down Type II Diabetes Myths

Katie Peeden, MD November is American Diabetes Month and since November 14th is World Diabetes Day, a day dedicated “to raise awareness of diabetes, its prevention and complications, and the care that people with the condition need,” I wanted to share some information on the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic in the United States.  According to the CDC’s website:  It is estimated … Continued

Minimize. Simplify. Breathe.

Katherine Mattox, RDN Happy September. For many of us, the beginning of this month brings the transition away from relaxingly long summer days and into the scheduled business of fall routines. I am writing this while in a cabin over Labor Day weekend, taking a long inhale of cooler New York weather, star-gazing at night … Continued

Prolotherapy – Could It Be Your Solution for Joint Pain?

Dr. Liz Woolford It’s been more than 8 years since I started training to use prolotherapy for patients with joint pain and ligament laxity. Time sure does fly! We incurred a shortage of dextrose (one of the necessary components of prolotherapy injections) this spring and had to suspend injections for a few months. But, I’m … Continued

Bring on the Antioxidants- Week 2

The foods reintroduced in the second week of the program are what I would want to consume if I were stranded on a deserted island: nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, berry fruits, and wine. Lean protein, olive oil, and leafy greens are great for staying alive, but wine, cashews, and chocolate are worth living for!  If … Continued

Diet Improved Nutrition Program: Imperfect Choices – Week 1

It’s the middle of week 1 of the Diet Improved Nutrition Program and I’m feeling good about the food choices I am making. I know eating little to no sugar is helping to decrease inflammation and I can tell my wedding ring (and pants) are already fitting a little bit better. My breakfast smoothie is … Continued

Diet Improved Nutrition Program: Leafy Green Challenge

Katherine Mattox, RDN Today is my first day of following the Diet Improved Nutrition Program. This first week could easily be renamed the “leafy green challenge” week or “green vegetable challenge” week. Also known as “week 1” to anyone who has done the program before, this first week of clean eating is designed to quickly … Continued

AIM to re-open May 4th

The COVID-19 epidemic has made everyone aware of how vulnerable we all are to illness. Our AIM is to help build on your foundations of health, especially your emotional wellbeing and immune resilience. We want to help you heal, to Get Well & Stay Well, and in fact, improve your Wellness during this time of … Continued

Alliance Integrative Medicine Can Text!

As we have been working to facilitate more hands-free interactions and less in-office waiting, we have established the ability to TEXT our patients regarding appointments.  For a few years, we have had the capability to text patients to confirm appointments. Now, you can text back! We ask that you use this functionality to notify us when … Continued

Spring Clean Your Health Habits

Teresa Esterle, MD Winter is on its way out, and COVID-19 has you staying home. If you are feeling the spring cleaning vibes, don’t forget to spring clean your health habits as well as your home! If you use this time to create new, better habits, you can help reshape your “new normal” moving forward. … Continued