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Surviving Cold Season
Q. Dr. Meletis, I can’t figure out why I seem to get sick every year during the cold season, yet other people never seem to get even a sniffle. Do you have any insights as to why I am so susceptible to getting colds?
Why go organic?
Q. Dr. Meletis, I have friends and family that don’t understand why I choose organic food and supplements. How would you respond to the comment “Our grandparents didn’t have an organic section in their store, so why do you feel the need to buy organic”? Also, how can I help my body detoxify from unavoidable toxins?
Easing Back into School
Q. Do you have any recommendations to avoiding getting sick and stressed out as I prepare my my three young kids to go back to school?
Ashwagandha: Ayurveda's Most Highly Acclaimed Adaptogen
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is not just another adaptogenic herb; I find the clinical applications for this herb absolutely amazing. I am pleased to report that both self-directed consumers and the scientific community have finally discovered the amazing and broad benefits of Ashwagandha.
Men’s Health: Feeling Old and Tired

Q.  I’m a 40-year-old man with three awesome kids and a loving partner but I feel like I can barely show up to life. Honestly, I can’t believe how tired and overwhelmed I feel! Advise?

Coping with Menopausal Symptoms
Q:  What should I do to help my body cope with symptoms of menopause? I’m fine one moment, then the next second, I am having a hot flash or get brain fog.
Managing PMS Symptoms
Q. What can I do to manage my PMS symptoms?
Why all the Hormone-Related Conditions in Women?
Q: As a holistic doctor, what is your take on why it seems the last couple generations of women have been having their periods earlier and earlier, and there seems to be more endometriosis, fibroids, cancers, etc. Something just seems wrong or off.
Brain Power: Nurturing your Billions of Neurons*
Let's take a look at some compelling nutrients and botanicals that can help you tend to your 100 billion nerve farm called the brain.
Heart-Nurturing Goals
When supplementing a heart-healthy diet, I encourage my patients to focus on four major heart-nurturing goals.
Cordyceps to Support Athletic Performance*
Q: I’ve heard that the mushroom supplement Cordyceps can support athletic performance. Can you tell me more?
Three Common Herbs Effective in Boosting Key Lymphocytes
In 2006, Oregon’s Wild Harvest participated in a study; The Effect of Echinacea purpurea, Astragalus membranaceus, and Glycyrrhiza glabra on Immune Cell Activation and Proliferation in Humans.