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Healing Depression
by Dr. Peter Bongiorno
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Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives
by Dr. Peter Bongiorno and
Dr. Pina LoGiudice
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The Wonder of Plants by Dr. Victoria A. Liotta

June 12, 2019

Victoria A. Liotta, Doctor of Acupuncture discusses how plants help us detox our homes and ourselves.




Carpal Tunnel - TRUE or FALSE? by Dr. Victoria Liotta


How do you know if you have carpal tunnel, and what are your options?

Dr. Victoria Liotta, doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, will explain the basics to understand carpal tunnel and related concerns, and help you make the best choices to heal.




DAILY DETOX TIPS by Dr. Dawn Siglain

March 25, 2019

Add in the good to naturally weed out the bad.

Read here for more healthy habits you can start today!




Your Labs Are Normal but you STILL do not feel good? by Dr. Dawn Siglain

March 26, 2019

Want answers to your health questions? Naturopathic Doctors assess labs with a preventative eye - see how this can help you to feel your best!

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE in Natural Awakenings Magazine



Parkinson's Disease- Natural Treatments

About 65,000 people in the U.S. are given a Parkinson's Disease diagnosis each year. Men are almost twice as likely as women to have this condition and around 5% of these patients are diagnosed before age 50 (like Michael J. Fox, who is the most famous of these people).

Dr. Peter Bongiorno wrote a textbook chapter about the subject where he discusses diagnosis, pathology and natural treatments for this challenging condition.




CBD oil for Mental Health?

11-02-2018 - PUBLISHED BY NDNR

Dr. Peter Bongiorno's academic review on CBD oil published by Naturopathic Doctor's News and Reviews




Chronic Pain: You're Not Alone

Introducing the Reframing Pain Program

Dealing with chronic pain is a tremendous (and all too common) challenge. Doing so alone is even more difficult. Research shows that a comprehensive approach that considers multiple components of wellness is essential to a pain-free life. At InnerSource Health, we're committed to providing you with the latest information that you need for any health concern. That's why we've designed the Reframing Pain Program to help you navigate life with chronic pain.

The good news is that it works:

A “psychosocial” approach to chronic pain that takes you and your personal needs into account in addition to your physical condition is essential

Self-management helps people dealing with chronic pain to have a better mood

Mindfulness meditation can reduce pain

The right types of safe physical activity can reduce pain

An anti-inflammatory diet can reduce pain if combined with a comprehensive lifestyle change

Click here read the research and take charge of your pain



Download Your Copy of Dr. Pina's Three Day Detox Plan


In the summer, you want to look your best (and…. swim suits are really not the most forgiving ? ).

Dr. Pina has a plan for you.

She explains to Dr. Oz how to naturally reduce the bloat, decrease the flab, and get your body healthy at the same time.

Now, you won't lose all the weight you may want in three days, but, you will lower inflammation, minimize the bloat, and start the process to help you move into the shape you have always wanted.

Download below :)




Mitochondria Check Up Questions

Use these questions to see if you have signs of mitochondrial dysfunction.

If you do, check in with your naturopathic doctor to find out how to heal your mitochondria.



A Patient Experience In Recovering Her Health

I am a Dietitian Who Lost 60 Lbs. In 6 Months

In today's online issue of Pyshcology Today, a patient of Dr. Kachko's shares her experience in regaining her health and working to maintain a healthy weight:

"I went to Dr. Kachko two years after I graduated from college. By that time, I had lost a total of 80 lbs.—an additional 20 lbs. on top of the original 60 lbs. But I was trapped in a frustrating, anxiety-ridden cycle, usually feeling lousy, and existing on just 1,000 calories per day.

Dr. Kachko is the one doctor I consulted who diagnosed that my body was metabolically impaired through metabolic testing. And he was specific, explaining that I had damage to my digestive system as well as major hormonal fluctuations (especially thyroid, adrenal, and blood sugar metabolism). Dr. Kachko also found that I had a tendency toward a subconscious fear-response. He noted that this, combined with long-term deficiencies in key nutrients, had led to my most troubling symptoms: intractable migraines, persistent nausea, and dizziness.

So, rather than just treating symptoms directly, addressing my metabolic issues proved to be the only sustainable way for me to feel well.

The first step on my journey was to gradually adopt a balanced diet of mostly fish, eggs, nuts, vegetables, lots of avocados, and fruit. Until then, I had been a strict vegan, but based on a metabolic impairment, Dr. Kachko opened up my mind to additional options."

Read the article here



4 Ways Naturopathic Medicine Can Help Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

10.12.16 Dr. Kachko's Article For EverdyDay Health

As a guest Columnist on, Dr. Kachko helps navigate some of the common causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis that you can address TODAY. Have any type of arthritis? Schedule a free consult with Dr. Kachko at the "Patient Information" link above.

Read the article here!



R U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed at Dirt to Dinner


R U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed on this "hot" topic where he connects digestion, fat tissue in our body and toxins: “fat tissue will create inflammation that uses up nutrients and makes it more challenging for your body to clear toxins. It also switches how cells grow and use energy. “




Sense & Sensitivity

8.2.16: Dr. Kachko was interviewed about food sensitivity

Dr. Kachko was interviewed by Natural Practitioner Magazine on the impact of food allergy and sensitivity on overall health:

"Additives and preservatives can certainly create intolerances. For example, said Robert Kachko ND, LAc of InnerSource Health, New York, people of all ages are beginning to react negatively to added hormones and elevated casein content of conventional dairy products. “We see this very often in children who are hyperactive or suffer from chronic ear infections, eczema, asthma etc., in addition to allergies. Some of the most common food additives which can serve as allergens include sulfites, aspartame, parabens, tartrazine, benzoates, nitrates/nitrites and BHT/BHA.”

Photo credit: Natural Practitioner Magazine

Read the article here!



Nutraceuticals for Adjunctive Depression Care

review by dr. peter bongiorno

Natural Medicine Journal August 2016 Vol. 8 Issue 8

Evidence suggests supplements are effective and safe when used in combination with antidepressants.

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"Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has the historically unique distinction of being the only common chronic disease with no known prevention or cure. This proposition becomes increasingly ominous when considering the rising tide of Alzheimer’s expected to impact North America and the rest of the world in the next several decades. In the United States, 5.3 million people currently have AD (making up 75-80% of all dementia cases), and that number is expected to climb to a medically and economically unsustainable 13.8 million people by 2050.1

The idea that AD is recalcitrant to all interventions is grounded in a belief that has been largely disproven within the last decade – that the nervous system is static and categorically unchangeable. The large cost and consistency of failed drug trials over the last several decades leads us to 1 central conclusion: Alzheimer’s disease is a multifactorial phenomenon which develops over several decades prior to the onset of symptoms and is, in large part, a result of lifestyle."

Read the rest of the article here!



Medicine Moves Toward A Merger

Dr. Kachko was interviewed on the future of healthcare

The healthcare field is moving toward full integration of all practitioner types, and Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture promise to be at the forefront of that progress. This article provides an update on where things currently stand, and Dr. Kachko was interviewed as an expert on the changing times.

Photo credit: Energy Times Magazine

Read the article here!



The Eyes Have it

Dr. Kachko was interviewed by Natural Practitioner Magazine

Dr. Kachko was recently interviewed by Natural Practitioner Magazine for their segment on eye health. If you have concerns about keeping your eyes healthy as you age, make sure to schedule a wellness visit!

...Dr. Kachko agreed, noting that the increased number of devise usage (multiple devices) keeps us more connected than ever and always “on.” Therefore, eyes rarely get a break. “This is especially dangerous when device usage is right before bed or first thing in the morning when our eyes haven’t yet adjusted to light. It’s important for our eyes to take in just the right amount of light, which is why our pupils constrict when entering a bright room. Having these devices around all of the time, very close to our faces, is a big risk. Especially because the main light emitted is blue on the wavelength spectrum, which increases the activity of active beta brain waves and reduces our own production of melatonin, the essential sleep hormone.”...

Read the rest of the article here!



Sleep In? Or Hit The Gym?

Dr. Kachko's featured article for Robert Irvine Magazine

Sleep: the great equalizer. It’s our proverbial “reset switch”. We quite literally can’t live without it, and yet societal pressures often force us to forego sufficient sleep in lieu of a perpetual need to accomplish more: make more money, have more friends, make more of ourselves. This desire to acquire comes at tremendous cost though: less long-term quality of life. The quantity and quality of sleep we get is connected to the dietary choices we make, and in a cyclical fashion those same dietary choices can impact how we sleep. Finding a way to break this cycle is a crucial step in regaining optimal health for those who get less-than-optimal rest.

Photo Credit: Robert Irvine Magazine

Read the rest of the article here: Pages 5-8



Nutrigenomic Testing Now Available at InnerSource Health!

The future of medicine is here! For the first time, we are able to take your genetic information (from a simple saliva test) and obtain a VAST amount of information about your genetic susceptibilities to various diseases. That's right, we can now figure out with more certainty than ever before just what types of things might be waiting for you in the future. More importantly, we can assess exactly which changes you can make TODAY to prevent them from ever becoming a burden.

Give us a call at 631-421-1848 and ask about Opus23 testing and assessment.

Dr. Kachko is one of just a few experts in the world trained to use this information!



How Nature Can Impact Your Health - A Naturopathic Perspective

Dr. Kachko was interviewed by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges about the impact of nature on health outcomes in his patients.

Here's an excerpt:

"It's impossible and most often detrimental to understand optimal health without considering how each patient interacts with nature in their daily lives.

While we’re working on ways to better understand genetics in a clinically relevant way, changing the person’s environment is our most important tool. It is very important to make sure that people fit a relationship with nature into their regular schedule.

Working in New York City often makes that more difficult than when I’m seeing patients in Connecticut. However, even getting my patients to walk home from work instead of taking the subway (extra points for walking through Central Park!) has been a positive incremental change."

Read the expert responses here!



The Benefits and Risks of Dandelion Tea

Dr. Kachko was interviewed on the benefits of this wonderful herb

"The compounds in the root "stimulate digestion, increase bile flow and can act as mild laxatives," says naturopath Dr. Robert Kachko, ND, LAc. This part of the dandelion works on regulating the liver and stimulating digestion. "Most conditions of the liver/gallbladder can have a use for dandelion root, but it should be prescribed by someone with training," cautions Kachko. The leaf is used to treat ailments of the kidneys its chief function is as a diuretic. However, unlike prescription medication, it is high in potassium -- so it replenishes lost electrolytes immediately. In high enough doses, its effect is similar to that of common prescription diuretics like Lasix. "It also may reduce the occurrence of urinary tract infections in women," says Dr. Kachko. "

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

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Nettle Tea Benefits and Warnings

An Interview with Dr. Robert Kachko

Dr. Kachko was interviewed on the potential health effects of nettle

Read the article here!



Challenge Your Mind, Change Your Brain

"...Though still in its relative infancy, research in the emerging field of neuroplasticity is evolving to prove unequivocally that as we change how we interact with the world at large, we can indeed change our brains...."

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

Read the rest of the article here!



Eat Your Way To A Restful Night's Sleep

"The quantity and quality of sleep we get is connected to the dietary choices we make, and in a cyclical fashion those same dietary choices can impact how we sleep."

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

Read the rest of the article here!



How To Prevent Prostate Cancer Through Proper Nutrition

June is Men's Health Month

"Prostate cancer, and all cancer for that matter, can be prevented. While there’s certainly a genetic component to disease progression, the majority of our health outcomes are firmly within our control. Epigenetic (literally meaning “above the genes”) research is beginning to elucidate what we’ve known in Naturopathic Medicine for years: health promoting choices lead to longer, healthier, and happier lives. Since we are in so many ways “what we eat”, any rational approach to cancer prevention must start with health promoting nutritional choices...."

Read the rest of the article here!



Rewiring the Chronic Pain Brain

Pain can be unlearned. Here's how...

"...In the case of chronic pain which cannot be explained though, there is no such adaptive advantage. Instead, chronic pain exists in large part because our brains (specifically our “sensory cortex”) have been rewired to perceive danger even when it ceases to exist. To take that idea a step further, the area where we would feel “hand pain” actually grows in size at the expense of other crucial neurological functions. This concept is well aligned with the relatively novel idea of neuroplasticity: new connections can be made as our brain has new experiences and processes new data. While this can be beneficial in the recovery of function after traumatic brain injury or stroke, it can have a negative impact as well: we can program ourselves to experience a continual cycle of discomfort with no known cause...."

Read the rest of the article here!



The Microbiome, Gut Flora and Probiotics in anxiety and depression

originally published March 13, 2015

Click below to read Dr. Peter Bongiorno's article on how your gut flora and the right fermented foods and probiotics can help anxiety and depression…




A Context for Hope in Evidence-Based Care

Is "hope" the most taboo word in mainstream medicine?

"We live in an era where the phrase “patient centered care” has been nearly wrung dry in the service of healthcare related socio-political progress. In order to stay true to the rhetoric though, our job as clinicians is to foster an environment which supports rather than rejects the role of self-reflection in the patient experience. This is the new definition of being on the cutting edge, and as the body of available research grows I suspect that the concept will no longer be reduced to the blind faith of those with nothing left to lose."

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

Read the article here!



Reality Check: Healthy (Real) Food is Rarely the Enemy

For Food Allergy Action Month, Dr. Kachko provides context on the current food intolerance/allergy craze


More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

Read the article here!



Naturopathic Medicine On The World Stage

Dr. Kachko's latest article posted on World Health Day, April 7th

Read the article here!



A Natural Approach To Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Kachko's latest article on IBS

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

Read the article here!



Restful Sleep: As Important As Exercise in Weight Loss

This may be your excuse (read on) to skip the gym in the morning

See Dr. Kachko's latest on how lack of sleep may be sabotaging your exercise routine and weight loss goals. Learn how to improve your sleep to break that cycle.

Read the article here!



March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Learn how to reduce your risk and what screening options are available

See the link for Dr. Kachko's latest article for on the available screening options to protect yourself from Colorectal cancer, and what you can do to prevent it in the first place.

Read the article here!



It's a Gut Feeling: The Road to a Healthy Heart May Start in the Intestines

See the latest article from Dr. Kachko on the role of gut bacteria on cardiovascular health.

Find the article here!



The Power of Love to Mend a Broken Heart

Check out my article on on the importance of love and a positive mental attitude for optimal cardiovascular health. February is American Heart Month, and with Valentine's Day just around the corner, this idea is especially important. Remember, first and foremost we must grow to love ourselves!

Read the article here:

More about Dr. Kachko here



Natural Approaches for Common Menopause Complaints

07.16.2014 - Dr. Pina LoGiudice on

Check out this great article discussing the natural remedies for symptoms of menopause from Dr. Pina LoGiudice's appearance on Katie Couric on July 16, 2014.

You can see the video by clickinghere




Is Fukushima Radiation in Your Food - and How to Protect Yourself?

Published in New Living Magazine 02-2014, vol. 25, #10

by Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dr. Pina LoGiudice

Am I At Risk from Fukushima Radiation Exposure?

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Natural Medicine for Depression

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc




Benefits of Beet Juice

Drs. Pina and Peter's article for the Dr. Oz Website


Beets are great for blood pressure and for more energy and stamina.

Learn more about beets by reading the article by Dr. Pina LoGiudice and Dr. Peter Bongiorno written for the Dr. Oz website.

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Science Is Starting to Catch Up to Naturopathic Wisdome

we are finally learning what Aunt Lillie already knew


My hearty and hale 92 year-old Aunt Lillie remains the healthful life of the party. In fact, a few weeks ago, she led the sing along for my parents’ 55th anniversary. When I was a kid, I remember her telling us to eat our broccoli and eat plenty of fish. She also warned us to stay away from margarine - she made it a point to say: ‘as long as I’m alive, only BUTTER will be eaten in this house!”

As a kid, I did like fish, but never really gravitated towards green vegetables. I also had no problem slathering margarine all over a piece of Wonder bread.

Today, as a naturopathic physician, I realize it was not only just Aunt Lillie who appreciated the benefits of healthy foods at a time when it was not very fashionable. During my childhood and adolescent years (of the 60’s through the 1980’s), while I was eating at Burger King anytime I had the chance, there was a subculture of ‘health fanatic’ naturopathic physicians who believed that whole and organic food were vitally important to health. They were also persecuted for telling people not to take wonder drugs, for the body can heal with natural means. People like Dr. John Bastyr (for whom my naturopathic medical school Bastyr University in Seattle is named after) held this thoughtful space and carried natural medicine, virtually by themselves, until the rest of society could catch up....


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Pycnogenol for GREAT SKIN

Dr. Pina tells us what she taught Dr. Oz about having the healthiest and most beautiful skin


Want the healthiest looking skin?

Beautiful skin is multifactorial: water intake, good food, stress work, exercise, and nutrition.

Dr. Pina LoGiudice shares with you her research about one supplement that can help you move towards younger and beautiful skin.




Dosha Quiz

Learn Your Dosha

In Ayurvedic medicine, everyone has a certain constitution. Understanding your constitution can help you make better choices for your individual health care.

Take the quick today and find out what your dosha is.

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Depression Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue and Pain - Shared Underlying Mechanisms,

published in The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

October 2012

Read Dr. Peter's new article which researches and explains how depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain all have shared underlying mechanisms.

Dr. Peter Bongiorno explains how this information can help us understand how to treat each patient effectively using natural medicines.

Click Here to READ this ARTICLE



Toxicity and Depression - How the Environment Can Lower Your Mood

Can toxins change your mood for the worse?

08-14-2012 by Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Can environmental toxins, food chemicals and pollution create depression?

Read Dr. Peter's article to find out how these can lower your mood, and what you can do about it.

Click Here to Read the Article



Anti-Anxiety Drugs - Worth Risking Your Life?

Anxiety medications increase risk of death by almost 40%

Dr. Peter Bongiorno Psychology Today blog of 07-19-2011

Read Dr. Peter's Psychology Today entry where he discusses the risk of anti-anxiety drugs. Learn about natural remedies that can help the underlying cause of anxiety, without increasing the risks associated with the drugs.

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How Come They're Happy and I'm Not - The Complete Natural Program for Healing Depression for Good

new book by Dr. Peter Bongiorno - Fall 2012 release

This is the announcement for the new book release by Dr. Peter Bongiorno. The book is entitled "How Come They're Happy and I'm Not - the complete natural program for healing depression for good", and is the follow up public version of the academic textbook he authored entitled "Healing Depression: Integrating Naturopathic and Conventional Treatments."

Click Here for One Page Info Sheet



Sleepy Foods - Pumpkin Seed, Cherry, Pulque, Oatmeal, Dandelion

Foods to Help You Hit the Hay

by dr. Pina Logiudice and dr. Peter Bongiorno

03-11-2012: Worried about the 300 - 500% increase in death risk from using sleep medications?
Learn what foods can help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

Click Right Here to Start Getting Sleepy



dr. pina's truffle oil popcorn recipe


Check out Dr. Pina's fantastic truffle oil popcorn.

A gourmet twist to an old favorite.

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FLU: Natural Remedies That Work

reprint from 2009 blog

1 - Observe the recommendations to WASH HANDS thoroughly. Use warm water.

2 - DO NOT TOUCH FACE and NOSE to avoid spreading virus to your mouth, eyes or respiratory system.

3 - Take your FISH OIL – fish oil is known to balance an over-inflammed immune system, and may be helpful to lower the overall cytokine cascade. Cod liver oil may be the best choice for it has extra D and A. Vitamin A helps protect respiratory passages and is anti-viral itself.

4 - VITAMIN D, VITAMIN C, ZINC – may be useful. According to Johnathan Wright MD, vitamin C and D may be a more potent anti-viral choice than even medications. Zinc is an anti-viral mineral that has inhibited viral replication in research.

5 - STRESS REDUCTION helps to lower our stress hormones and balance our immune function to help properly deal with any virus.

6 - Get plenty of SLEEP – sleep is another important immune balancer which has been shown, when 7 hour or more, to help fight virus by 300% over people who do not get 7hours of sleep

7 - AVOID SUGAR – which can lower your immunity and allow easier catching of any virus.

8 - Consider regular NASAL WASHES – if the virus is typically transmitted into the upper respiratory tract, clearing that area may help lower the load that enters our system.

9 - AVOID INFLAMMATORY FOODS – foods like milk and dairy, wheat for some people, and any food you know you are sensitive too. Excess inflammation in your body may contribute to more of an inflammatory cascade than is healthy.

10 - EAT ANTI VIRAL FOODS: garlic, onions, berries, green tea.

11 - There are a few ANTI-VIRAL HERBS worth considering. Licorice, PauD’Arco and Lemon Balm. These have a history of being helpful with flu and colds. There is no research using these in this swine flu period in place of conventional medications and we are not suggesting forgoing conventional medicines.

12 - EXERCISE – helps move your lymph tissue and blood in your body, which is needed to keep your immune surveillance at its best.

From a naturopathic perspective, we may need to address the underlying causes of these viral illnesses.



Wheat Germ: cholesterol, antioxidant, cancer, and more

by dr. pina logiudice and dr. peter bongiorno


Learn the latest about an old health food: wheat germ! Benefits for cholesterol, intestinal health, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and even cancer.

Click here for article