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Heart Disease: A Preventative Approach

By Ronald Stram, M.D. Heart2

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States. Find out your cardiac risk with a simple test (and its not cholesterol)!


Posted In: Blog Cardiovascular Health Diet and Prevention General Nutrition, Food as Medicine Ronald L. Stram MD

LYME DISEASE - AN URGENT APPEAL FOR REFORM: We Need Your Help!

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

The Colon: A Gateway to Good Health

By Ronald Stram, M.D. Colon

An investigative approach to Colon Health.


Posted In: Blog Acupuncture Cancer Therapy Cleanse and Detoxification Diet and Prevention Gastrointestinal Health Nutrition Ronald L. Stram MD Women's Health

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 Leaky Gut is Not a Mystery

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

The title of the story in this Sunday’s NY Times magazine, The Boy With a Thorn in His Joints,  suggests that the patient story is an anomaly-an atypical medical case. I want to report that this is far from the reality of the clinical experience in my office.


Posted In: Blog Gastrointestinal Health Healthcare Reform Nutrition, Food as Medicine Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

ILADS 2011 Conference Impressions

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Having attended the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS) conference last month in Toronto, we came home both reassured about the treatment options we offer and with additional therapies to improve our treatment options for our growing number of lyme patients at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, Delmar office. One of many interesting developments was discussed by Dr. Richard Horowitz on the topic of Babesiosis diagnosis and treatment, for example: usage for an herbal supplement used in Ethiopia to treat malaria, cryptolepis, has been shown to be effective in this co-infection.


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

New Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbal Formulas

Integrative Herbals Have Come to the Center
For the first nine years of our practice at the Center, we the practitioners have relied on the herbal combinations and products that were available on the market. Now, we are proud to announce a new line of supplements, Integrative Herbals, designed specifically to meet the needs of our patients.


Posted In: Blog Christopher Reilly L.Ac., MSA General Korey DiRoma Naturopath Naturopathy Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

Acid Reflux Drugs: Over the Counter or Over The Top?

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

A ground-breaking study made public recently has revealed that common over the counter acid-reflux drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium can be detrimental to users’ health and have potentially fatal side effects.  Petitions have been presented to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration urging law enforcers to place the strongest warning labels possible on these over-used over the counter drugs.


Posted In: Blog Gastrointestinal Health Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

Prevention as a Model for Healthcare Reform

By Dr. Ronald Stram, M.D.

If you are reading this, you may have already embraced the concept of prevention as a model for healthcare reform since you find yourself on an Integrative Medicine website - prevention being the wholemark theory behind Integrative Medicine.


Posted In: Blog General Healthcare Reform Preventative Health Ronald L. Stram MD

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
NO YOGA FOR BONE HEALTH CLASS TODAY
Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Latest News and Announcements

Guided Meditation Cancelled on MARCH 22, 2017 read more

Stram Center to Host Book Signing with Dr. Horowitz read more

Medical Marijuana Comes to the Stram Center read more

Weight Loss and Lifestyle Transformation Program read more



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