Category Archives: Detoxification

Could Coffee Be Good For You?

by Dixie Mills, MD Medical school requires one to be alert and awake, so of course I relied on a cup of coffee to do just that. After I got pregnant however, I lost my taste for it completely. Now don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy a good decaf latte – on a […]

Detox and Women’s Health

by Frank Lipman, MD A note from Marcelle: There’s a lot of buzz about detox right now, and we’re glad of it. Detox should be part of every woman’s effort to take control of her health. To help you learn how, we’ve asked Dr. Frank Lipman to share his perspective. Frank specializes in detoxification; he’s […]

Detoxification – It’s More Than A Week Long Cleanse

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP When some people think of detoxification, they think of a specific regimen they follow to get rid of the toxins or wastes that have built up over time in their body. But the truth is, our bodies are amazing! It goes about it’s business of detoxing constantly without any help […]

Detoxification And How To Support Your Body Naturally

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP The term ‘detox’ has certainly gone through transformations over the years — just twenty years ago it meant a breaking free of drug or alcohol addiction. These days the term means removing all toxins from the body – everything from the toxins we take in through the air we breathe […]

Caffeine Withdrawal – Doing It With Ease

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP For many women, it may be easier to detox from caffeine a little at a time. Many times I will recommend a tapering method for my patients. It looks like this: first have a regular cup of coffee, then for your second serving, have a cup that’s half-regular and half-decaffeinated […]

The Caffeine Controversy — What’s The Buzz?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP If you are like many of my patients at Women to Women, you may be thoroughly confused by the conflicting voices sounding off about caffeine. Does caffeine harm or help your body?  Does coffee cause breast lumps?  Hot flashes?  Ulcers?  Does it help liver disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s?  How […]

Is Your Caffeine Boost Causing You To Sink?

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP There’s an awful lot in the media today about caffeine, isn’t there?  Is it good for you or bad for you or are you simply addicted to the taste or the effect. The headlines will tell you that caffeine is good for you…that it can promote both good health and […]

A List Of Common Toxins

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Your toxic body burden: stresses on the detox system Your body faces a toxic burden from countless sources, including but not limited to: Environmental toxins  Outdoor pollution  Indoor pollution  Carpeting, especially when new  Combustion by-products (e.g., carbon monoxide)  Dust, at work or at home  Mold and mildew  Manufactured wood products, […]

Feel Better In Two Weeks — Try A Quick-Cleanse

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP           How long has it been since you felt truly great? Stop for a moment and take inventory of how you feel right now. Are you feeling tired, bloated, moody, flabby, achy or spaced-out? Do your clothes fit a little tighter than you might like? Are […]

The Lymph System and Your Health

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP Like Cinderella, the lymph labors quietly in the shadows to clean up the mess made by virtually all the other systems of the body. Widely regarded as a lesser sister to the circulatory system, the lymphatic system is actually a crucial player in your body’s ability to ward off disease […]

Lymphoma and Lymphedema

by Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP These words are similar, yet they describe two very different diseases of the lymphatic system. Most of us first become aware of the lymphatic system as it pertains to cancer. We hear with dread that a friend’s cancer has “gone into her lymph nodes” or metastasized. The reason this is […]