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Heart Healthy Success with Meal Planning & Preparation- Easy Roasted Vegetable Batch Cooking Recipe

By Mary C. Johnson, Dietetic Intern Roasted vegetables-2

In our fast-paced lives, we demand meals on-the-go and often reach for the quickest options available. This most often involves purchasing pre-packaged or fast-food meals which are typically higher in sodium and saturated fat which are detrimental to our heart health. These quick options are also lower in fiber and phytochemicals (cancer fighting compounds found in the color of the food) that are found in plant-based foods which are important for our overall health. Optimizing your diet to include plant-based foods is a surefire way to increase the nutrient density of your diet and maximize your disease fighting potential. Spending time planning and preparing your meals each week is one of the best ways to ensure diet success for heart health. Here are a few easy tips to get you started in quick meal planning and preparation that you can start to incorporate into your routine.

Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Diet and Prevention Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO General Lyme Disease Nutrition Nutrition Cancer Prevention Nutrition, Food as Medicine Obesity Paleo Diet Preventative Health Recipes Weight Gain Weight Loss

What Is Integrative Oncology?

By The Stram Center Integrative oncology

Integrative Oncology focuses on nutritional, herbal, and mind-body therapies that can complement standard cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation in order to strengthen the immune system, minimize side effects, and improve quality of life, encouraging the best overall outcome.

Posted In: Blog Cancer Therapy Diet and Prevention General Integrative Cancer Care Integrative Medicine Lyme Disease Mind Body Medicine Mind Body Medicine, Reiki Nutrition Cancer Prevention Pain Management Preventative Health

Qing hao (Artemisia): Herbs that Fight Infection Caused by External Pathogens

By Rebeccca Rice, L.Ac., MSAO\ Artemisia

Using "clear heat" herbs to reduce fever and fight infection.

Posted In: Blog Aromatherapy General Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Mind Body Medicine Nutrition, Food as Medicine Preventative Health Rebecca Rice L.AC Traditional Chinese Medicine

Practicing a Healthy Lifestyle to Help Manage Lyme

By Eric C. Sharer MPH, RD, CSO, CDN Healthy-lifestyle-background-icons-representing-32148056

Managing the stress of Lyme with a healthy lifestyle: Diet, Exercise/Physical Activity, Sleep, and Stress Management.

Posted In: Blog Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO General Integrative Medicine Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Mind Body Medicine Nutrition Nutrition, Food as Medicine

Boosting the Lung qi: Meridian-Based Acupressure

By Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA Lung-acupuncture-chart-1-2

There are many benefits to acupressure. Supporting the lung channel is very important when faced with Lyme and related illnesses.

Posted In: Blog Acupressure Points Acupuncture Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA General Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Preventative Health


By Ronald Stram, M.D. World-in-black-and-white-hands-1

The Lyme Disease Treatment Guidelines, authored by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), are currently undergoing review. While there are multiple perspectives regarding the best treatment protocols for Lyme disease, and two professional medical societies that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease, the CDC and the nation's insurance companies have historically selected the guidelines authored by the IDSA to be the sole voice for treatment advice for this highly complex and insufficiently understood illness. This has laid the groundwork for a lack of adequate treatment for hundreds of thousands of Lyme disease patients who have endured, and will continue to endure serious, persistent illness.

Posted In: Blog Healthcare Reform Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Ronald L. Stram MD

iPad Apps Revolutionize Healthcare

By Ronald L. Stram, MD

The Stram Center is proud to announce that as of November 15th, we will be the first facility within the USA to offer a special Lyme Care iPAD application to better suite the needs of our patients.

Posted In: Blog Lyme Disease Lyme Disease, ILADS Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

Evolving Objectives in the Treatment of Lyme Disease

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

As often happens in medicine, scientific evidence evolves; the continual flux of new patients with symptoms suggestive of Lyme disease is growing and new research has proven that Lyme disease is more complex and prevalent than we thought. The time has come to move beyond the divisiveness of the past, listen to the suffering of our patients and their families and move forward with all sides of the discussion into an evidenced-based paradigm for research, education, and patient care. The question is no longer whether Lyme is a complicated disease, or whether the current testing is adequate or whether the Lyme bacteria can survive a single antibiotic challenge in order to become a persistent infection. High quality studies show not only that it happens, but they also show how it happens, and why we should not be surprised that it happens. Our objective now is to determine which patients suffer from acute and or persistent LD, and to keep pressing for evidence-based wisdom to guide physicians and allied health care providers called upon to treat them.

Posted In: Blog Healthcare Reform Lyme Disease Ronald L. Stram MD

Treatment of Lyme Disease is Like Climbing Monkey Bars

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

The following is a transcript of  “Treatment of Lyme Disease is Like Climbing Monkey Bars” an introduction by Dr. Ron Stram at the Tick Borne Disease Alliance Walk/Run to Fight Tick-Borne Diseases: BITE BACK FOR A CURE on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Crossing of Colonie, in Albany NY:

Posted In: Blog Lyme Disease

Action Requested Not an Apology – Lyme Forum

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

What’s going on here?

On Monday, I attended a forum hosted by Honorary Chairman Congressman Chris Gibson and the LymeNext Organizing Committee at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. I was struck by the association one of the speakers made between the current treatment denial by insurance companies for  LYME Disease and  the government sponsored Tuskegee research performed from 1932 to the 1970′s which looked at the long term effects of syphilis in the black population.

Posted In: Blog Healthcare Reform Lyme Disease Preventative Health

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This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Yoga for Bone Health
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Beginner Yoga Class with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Cancer Support Group
Monday, March 27, 2017
Tuesday Cancer Support Group Changed to Monday March 27
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017

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