aadamsgwa, Author at Atlanta Integrative & Internal Medicine

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Jumpstart Your Health (Even in Quarantine)!

We are learning more about Covid-19 daily, and the following presents some published literature about nutrition and immune system. None of the following are intended to treat or cure Covid-19, but rather simple tips one can implement in their lives for health optimization! For starters, nutrition can be your enemy or best friend. Based on …

Pollen and Virus

It’s no surprise that Georgia has some of the highest pollen counts in the country, but it is a surprise to see that exposure to seasonal pollen can weaken your immune system. A new study published in Allergy demonstrated that pollen could suppress innate antiviral immune response in the body, independent of pollen allergy. Additionally, it also …

Do Supplements Actually Help?

Do Supplements Actually Help? Often consumers are left wondering do all these supplements I am taking (or hear I should be taking) actually do anything- while there are always contrary studies available to reference, the resounding answer from meta-analysis to meta-analysis. YES -they do help. But, what about kids? Should they be taking everything I …

Common joint pain treatment may be more harmful than thought

While steroid injections have been shown to be very helpful and life-saving in many circumstances, unfortunately its overuse in orthopedic medicine is starting to catch up with us; the following article is a reminder of this and while the implications are significant, there are many alternatives proven to address many of the aches, pains and …

Reduce plastic use in your day to day life

We have seen an explosion of plastic use since the 1970’s and it continues to grow yearly. Unfortunately, while plastic has saved money, increased convenience and provided invaluable products in healthcare, electronics, and food storage, it also has many drawbacks. As there are many different exposure sources and numerous concerns about their persistence in the …