How Does PCOS Affect Fertility in Women?

If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an important question is how does PCOS affect fertility? Roughly 5 million women of childbearing age in the United States have PCOS, making it one of the most common hormonal endocrine disorders in women. It is also the most common cause of female infertility. However, […]

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Healthy Endocrine Diet Can Improve Endocrine Function

If you suffer from an endocrine disorder or are at risk for developing one, eating a healthy endocrine diet can help improve your endocrine function and boost your overall health. At Anchor Wellness Center, Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM can evaluate your endocrine function and provide you with a personalized plan of nutritional, lifestyle, […]

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The Connection Between Diet and Emotional Health

The more doctors study the gut-brain connection, the more we learn about the link between diet and emotional health. Studies have shown that boosting beneficial gut bacteria can help improve your ability to handle stressful situations and deal with fear, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve your mood. That is why functional medicine doctors, such […]

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Are you getting enough of this dementia-prevention nutrient on a vegan or vegetarian diet?

Eating a vegetable-based diets has loads of proven health benefits, including enriching your gut bacteria diversity, loading you up with plant vitamins and minerals, and ensuring you get plenty of fiber. However, if your plant-based diet is strictly vegan or strict vegetarian you may be missing out on this essential dementia-fighting nutrient: Choline. Choline is […]

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Positivity is good for health, but so is appropriate negativity — how to avoid “toxic positivity”

If you are working to manage your Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or other chronic or autoimmune disorder, you may have heard a positive attitude is good for your health. And it’s true — positive thinking, gratitude, and healthy socialization have all been linked to better health outcomes. However, chasing a positive attitude can have a dark side. […]

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New research provides more clues in PANDAS

Children who recently had a strep infection and then go on to suddenly develop symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette’s, tics, odd behaviors, emotional instability, and other psychiatric and neurological disorders are believed to have PANDAS. PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. In some children, a strep infection appears to […]

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Anyone who has learned how to manage Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism or another autoimmune condition will tell you they had to learn it on their own. The vast majority of doctors either do not test for or do not adequately treat Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and damages the thyroid gland, causing weight gain, hair loss, […]

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What Causes Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)?

If you are among the roughly 5 million U.S. women diagnosed with PCOS, you are probably wondering what causes polycystic ovarian syndrome. PCOS is the most common hormonal endocrine disorder in women and the most common cause of female infertility, but it is not well understood by many doctors. What is PCOS? Polycystic ovarian syndrome […]

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What Does a Functional Medicine Doctor Do?

If functional medicine is new to you, you may be wondering, “What does a functional medicine doctor do?” Functional medicine doctors, like Dr. Minni Malhotra, MD, FAARM, ABAARM, are licensed physicians who focus on patient-centered, not disease-centered, medicine. With functional medicine you receive personalized, precise medicine tailored specifically to you and your lifestyle. It combines […]

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