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COVID-19 What can you do to reduce your risks?

In Blog, Coronavirus by Dr Gary Goldman

For Telehealth / Virtual Visit Information:…/online-doctor-consultation-hol…/ An Integrative Approach to Prevention Surely there is more that we can do to prevent catching this virus beyond social distancing. Just like with other diseases, we stave off illness by being healthy. Your immune system has the ability to protect you if you just give it the tools it needs. • Eat healthy, fresh, non-processed foods such as organic vegetables and fruits, lots of nuts and seeds, and well-raised meats. Vary your nutrients daily. Cut out the sugars and starches. Use avocado and olive oils rather than vegetable or corn oils. Do …

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Coronavirus Information

In Blog, Coronavirus, Featured, Functional Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Infectious Disease by Dr Gary Goldman

Many of my patients have asked me for a quick synopsis of my recommendations to minimize contracting coronavirus. I hope you find this useful. Stay safe! Background Taking the world by storm, the coronavirus has proved to be a potent threat. It is difficult to estimate how many people have been infected and how many people have died. The current international numbers are over 145,000 infections and about 5,400 deaths for a death rate of about 3.7%. There are similar numbers internationally in China and in Italy. In contrast, the death rate from influenza is about 0.1% – which accounts …

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Telehealth  |  Telemedicine  |  Virtual Office Visit  |  Online Consultation

In Blog, Featured, Telemedicine by Dr Gary Goldman

In response to our patients’ needs and the rapidly changing circumstances of public health, we are pleased to offer you the option of a virtual office visit. Telehealth visits are a great alternative to office visits, erasing the commute while still being able to conveniently access Dr. Goldman as well as our Nutritionist/Holistic Health Coach Missy via a HIPAA-compliant, secure video platform. For Current Patients Just as you would make an appointment for an in-office visit, please call our office at (212) 535-6100 to schedule a Virtual Visit with Dr. Goldman. You can reach Missy directly at (914) 819-8692. At …

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Is a Z-Pack for a Cold Worth Dying For?

In Blog, Featured, Infections, Integrative Medicine, Preventative/Primary Care, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

“Doc – I need a Z-pack for my cold!” Is that Z-pack worth dying for? The common cold season is upon is. It began a couple of weeks ago, and extends through March. A cold is caused by a virus, the most common of which is called a rhinovirus. Other viruses include the corona virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, enterovirus, and respiratory syncytial virus. Viruses are not susceptible to antibiotics. Antibiotics work against bacterial infections. The Z-pack, a five-day course of Azithromycin, is an excellent way to treat a variety of bacterial infections, including: Acute Bacterial Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary …

Does Folic Acid Help Prevent Autism?

In Blog, Gynecology, Nutrition, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

Can Vitamins Prevent Autism? In a stunning article published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Psychiatry, researchers found that maternal prenatal vitamin use reduced the incidence of autism. Over 300 women were studied who had previously given birth to a child with autism. The chance of having a second child with autism is about 33%. When women used prenatal vitamins during the first month of pregnancy, that rate was reduced to 14%. Use of prenatal vitamins were also found to decrease the severity of autism. There was a statistically significant decrease in autism severity scores by …

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Are Artificial Sweeteners Bad For You?

In Blog, Nutrition by Dr. Gary Goldman

Just how bad are artificial sweeteners for your health? Deadly bad. In yesterday’s issue of the journal Stroke, researchers combed through the data from 81,714 women studied for almost 12 years in the Women’s Health Initiative. Higher intake of artificial sweeteners was associated with an increased risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and all-cause mortality. Women who drank two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day had a 23% higher risk of having any type of stroke, and a 31% increased risk of having a stroke due to clotting in brain blood vessels, compared to women who reported drinking fewer …

Processed Foods Linked To Higher Mortality

In Blog, Gynecology, Nutrition, Women's Health Topics by Dr. Gary Goldman

In an article published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, eating ultra-processed food was significantly associated with a higher mortality rate. A 10% increase in consuming these foods yielded a 14% increase in the all-cause mortality rate, mostly due to chronic illnesses, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. Currently, in the United States, 61% of an adult’s total diet comes from ultra-processed foods!! Eat real food. Live longer and healthier. JAMA Internal Medicine

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Functional Medicine and Nutritional Supplements

In Featured by Dr. Gary Goldman

Never Stop Learning, or NSL, reached out to me to be one of their expert speakers. NSL was founded by a group of women seeking to continue their education by inviting speakers who are experts in their respective fields. Speakers are available on a wide variety of subjects, from medicine to politics to food and wine and even spying. Through their website (, I am available for bookings to speak with interested parties of any size. The accompanying video is an edited portion of a longer talk I gave on Functional Medicine and the role of nutritional supplements in optimizing …

Obstetrics: The Video

In Blog, Gynecology, Obstetrical Care by Dr. Gary Goldman

Obstetrics. It’s a true honor participating in the process of bringing a new life into the world. Do we all appreciate the self-sacrifice that every woman makes carrying the pregnancy and raising the baby? I know that Mother’s Day is one way of saying thanks, but here’s another. Enjoy. And bring the Kleenex.

Are Routine Pelvic Exams Still Appropriate?

In Blog, Gynecology by Dr. Gary Goldman

Are routine pelvic exams still appropriate? A recent article from the American College of Physicians suggested that they aren’t necessary. The ACP said the benefits of exams (e.g. finding pathology) were outweighed by the risks (e.g. discomfort, embarrassment). I agree with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, who continue to support regular exams as a smart way to find problems early. Read more here: