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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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Get Rid of the Bloating Blues

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Genetics, Epigenetics and Breast Health by Dr. Dawn Siglain


Have you ever heard the phrase “genetics loads the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger”? As a Naturopathic Doctor, this resonates for me so much. Genetics truly is just a small piece of the overall picture when it comes to chronic illness and breast cancer. Environment in this context is referring to something called epigenetics. This includes the world we live in, but also the habitual choices we make that impacts our health. This is all the food, drinks, and medications we consume. It also takes into account our hobbies, exercise routine, support system and even mindset. All of these things considered, greatly affect whether those bad genes get turned on or stay off.

This is wonderful news! It means that we can feel empowered to make healthy choices to benefit our own wellness. It takes away the fear of disease. It reverses the idea that we are in a fight against cancer. Fight creates resistance and animosity towards our own cells.

One of the best ways we can support the cells in our body is to nourish them properly. The most anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer diet that you can incorporate into your life is plant-based. Mother nature provides us with all of the delicious tools we need to survive. Eating wholesome and organic veggies provides us with just the right amount of carbs, proteins, and fats aka macronutrients that our cells need to maintain optimal health. Maintain, not grow – this is a huge difference. Don’t confuse good macronutrients with bad macronutrients. As infants we need breast milk to grow – that is all the dairy we need. But there are foods that people eat regularly that causes cells to grow because they are full of growth hormones with meat and dairy being two major culprits. They rob us of our wellness. Eating a high protein diet is the last thing our bodies need - especially when preventing or reversing cancer. Simply put, the foods that cause our cells to grow when we do not need growth can cause bad genes to turn on and cause cancer cells to proliferate.

Preventative medicine can help. There are warning signs when it comes to health moving in the wrong direction. Using both western and eastern medicine, I can assess the person as a whole and make recommendations that can guide one back towards vitality. I urge you to be pro-active about your health. If you feel unwell, find a doctor who understands root cause medicine so you can make the beneficial choices for your own wellness. Remember this approach to medicine is specific to you and gives you the best chance that the trigger never gets pulled.

If you’re interested in learning more about anti-inflammatory choices reach out by calling 631.421.1848 or emailing for a FREE 10 min consult with Dr. Dawn to see how naturopathic medicine can get your health on the wellness path!




Genetics, Epigenetics & Breast Health

Did you know that we have the ability to keep bad genes turned off in our body? Just because we have a genetic disposition does not mean that it is our fate. We have more control over our health than we may think - check out Dr. Dawn's article to learn more!




Immunity and the Mind

9-18-2020 on Psychology Today

what can both help your immune system and your mood?




Shedding Light on Eye Health
By Dr. Dawn Siglain ND, LAc

There has been quite a buzz about masks to cover our nose and mouth lately, but what about protection for our precious eyes?

May is Healthy Vision Month, so let’s take some time to care for our dear eyes. Ever wonder how to get that sparkle in your eye? Our eyes radiate from our hearts and souls which exudes our vibe out to the world. Let’s send out good vibes!

When it comes to eye health, preventative care is key. Naturopathic medicine treats the root cause of disease. As a Naturopathic Doctor, I have to uncover the cause of a patient’s discomfort.

There are four cranial nerves involved with the wellness of our eyes. A cranial nerve disorder can affect vision, movement of the eye and sensation of the eye. Symptoms can include blindness, double vision, or paralysis of eye or eyelid (such as drooping of the upper eyelid which interferes with vision). The optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and there is a particularly important part of the eye that is located near the optic nerve that I’d like to bring to your attention. The retina is an extension of the brain. It’s a nerve layer lining the back portion of the eye which receives light to convert into neural signals and then creates impulses to communicate with the brain. This is how we can interpret images.

The health of our retina is important as it directly correlates with brain functioning. Chronic conditions and poor habits take a toll on the health of our eyes. Making good choices early in life create beneficial habits. Healthy lifestyle choices really do matter. Nutrients for eye health include lutein, zeaxanthin, and carotenoids. Wearing good quality sunglasses year round are also proactive and especially to be considered for children. The lens of youngsters filter out less UV A & B rays which means the rays penetrate their retina easier and may lead to a chronic eye condition later in life.

Once quarantine is lifted, consider getting your eyes checked. Comprehensive regular eye exams are encouraged by AOA ( American Optometric Association) and make sure you ask for retinal imaging as it can detect signs of neurodegenerative disease before cognitive impairment sets in. This is crucial as early intervention is key in slowing disease development with Alzheimers. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) is a great tool in detecting ocular and systemic diseases early on. It’s non-invasive retinal imaging which can help to detect diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and arterial and vein occlusions.

Protect your eyes all the time. Join Dr. Dawn’s webinar this Thursday 5/21 at 4 pm to learn more!



'DAILY DETOX' with Dr. Dawn Siglain

Thursday May 7th at 4 pm

‘Daily Detox’
by Dr. Dawn Siglain ND, LAc.

There are many things that you can start doing to flush out toxins. These daily habits should eventually become your lifestyle. We live in a world where toxins are in our water, food, and air we breathe. Instead of feeling defeated, take charge of your health today!

It’s important to consider detoxing daily as a lifestyle change. I encourage adding in good habits to support healthy detoxification. By committing to healthy habits, you are gently coursing toxins out of your liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system. The benefits of detoxing include increased energy, improved sleep, proper immunity, decreased brain fog, clear skin, bright eyes, shiny hair, fresh breath, weight loss and optimal organ function.

Hydrate! Drink half of your body weight in ounces of filtered water. For constipation, add a lemon squeeze to a cup of warm water first thing in the morning. You want to keep things moving. Beets promote healthy blood flow in vessels. Eat a cup of dark leafy greens a day to cleanse your liver. Sulfur compounds found in garlic and onions also support the liver. Fermented foods and fiber support your gut health.

Think about how you treat your body. Everything you put on your body, you would want to put in your body. Moisturize with organic coconut oil or EVOO. Movement of muscles moves the lymph which promotes drainage. Sweating releases toxins which takes a burden off of your kidneys. If exercising is an issue, consider vibrational therapy and IR saunas. Other techniques to support drainage of toxins are dry brushing before each shower, coconut oil pulling first thing in the morning, and Epsom salt baths.

Join Dr. Dawn’s webinar Thursday 5/7/20 at 4pm to learn more.




Stress and Gut Health with Dr. Dawn

Thursday April 30 at 12:30pm

Are you experiencing stress overload? Noticing any digestive upset too? Maybe there’s a connection with both your stress load and your gut health.

Understanding the root cause of any dysfunction in the body is important now more than ever. This is exactly what type of care naturopathic doctors provide for our patients. Learn about the impact your digestive health has on your overall immune system. Optimizing your microbiome plays a major role in overall wellness.

Dr. Dawn will share insight about your parasympathetic nervous system and the direct connection to your stress response and gut health. Get tips on ways to relieve digestive discomfort using nutrition and food preparation guidelines, healthy lifestyle habits and proper supplementation.




Telehealth & Naturopathic Care

Thursday April 23 at 12:30 pm

‘Telehealth & Naturopathic Care’
By Dr. Dawn Siglain ND, LAc.

Naturopathic medicine has remained a constant during this time. As naturopathic doctors, we know that the cure from any dis-ease comes from nature - hence, ‘Nature Cure’. What we need, mother nature has provided for us. The thing is, we may need to search for it or be guided in the right direction. Identifying the root cause of imbalance is crucial to the healing process. This is where naturopathic medicine shines!

The underlying cause of what is ailing a person is the key component in finding relief.
In doing so, provides answers for one’s optimal wellness. Health recommendation plans start first and foremost with nutrition advice including lots of healthy options to eat plus eliminating the culprits that have been adding fuel to the fire. Healthy habits to create a balanced lifestyle and proper supplementation are necessary as well to bring the body back to homeostasis. Our mind/body connection is powerful. Daily Affirmations are a tool I use to incorporate into my health plans. It empowers patients every day during their wellness journey.

The silver lining during this time, is that we are still able to help our patients with Telehealth. Using video conferencing and phone calls, we can connect with our current patients and even take on new patients. Naturopathic medicine is needed now more than ever as preventative care or for many acute and chronic conditions. Explore your options with this upcoming webinar and take charge of your own health!




Can Chinese Medicine be the answer to my sleeping issue?

New article by Dr. Dawn

Can Chinese Medicine be the answer to my sleeping issue?
By Dr. Dawn Siglain ND, LAc.

When it comes to optimizing your health, getting proper sleep is key. Why? Because during a night of quality deep sleep is when the brain is able to detox. That’s right - you are extremely productive in your most relaxed state. So, if you have ever had a poor night’s rest, then you know exactly what it feels like when your brain did not properly detox.

The Glymphatic System assists the brain in this very necessary process of detoxing as well as proper distribution of other compounds such as glucose, lipids, amino acids, and neurotransmitters. It clears waste during deep sleep and is suppressed while awake. An ebb and flow motion of cerebrospinal fluid into and throughout the brain tissue is what promotes clearance of interstitial fluid via drainage pathways. This pumping action goes into effect once we are in a deep sleep and allows for detoxing to occur. Accumulations anywhere within our body can cause imbalance. For optimal health, creating proper flow- especially in our brain- should be a top priority.

When it comes to creating homeostasis within our body, acupuncture reigns supreme. This is because acupuncture nails it when it comes to optimal flow of blood and qi. Qi is the universal energy that flows within each one of us. We all strive for good qi. Even one solitary acupuncture treatment can create this peaceful state of balance. I see it all the time in my practice. It activates our parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) which is our rest and digest system. Being in this relaxed state allows us to thrive as humans. Ultimately, we want to tap into our PNS as often as possible. It is especially important to enact this when drifting off to sleep.

If you do not feel rested upon waking, you need to find out why. There are so many questions to ask about the topic of sleep. This is where naturopathic medicine shines because it gets to the root cause of your dis-ease. Combining naturopathic medicine and acupuncture is extremely effective when it comes to problems with sleep. By doing a thorough medical intake and taking into consideration digestive health, emotional walls, stress response, night sweats plus so much more - I am able to understand my patients to create an individualized health plan. Naturopathic doctors and acupuncturists need all of these details to help you.

One of my favorite tools when using Chinese medicine to improve any sleep disturbance is the Chinese clock. Qi moves through our organs in a 24 hour cycle. Every two hours, qi is strongest in a particular organ. The three main organs that are affected include the gallbladder, liver and lung. I am sure you have heard that it’s important to fall asleep around 10:30 pm. From a Chinese medicine perspective, the reason behind this is because by 11 pm, the gallbladder has heightened qi activity. The gallbladder is intimately connected to the liver, so there is a connection with our ability to detox and process emotions. The gallbladder is responsible for our decision making. This explains why after a good night’s sleep, obstacles from the day before may seem a bit more manageable with clarity of thought. The liver is affected from 1-3 am. The liver is in control of our emotions and when it is out of balance, anger ensues. If you are waking during this time, there could be some unresolved anger or perhaps you consumed some alcohol the previous night. The emotion of our lungs is grief and they are affected from 3-5 am. If you are experiencing loss of any kind such as a loved one or a major life change - this could be the reason for waking at that time. Dealing with your emotions can help your body and mind to relax during sleep. Chinese medicine understands the mind/body connection.

Using both western and eastern medicine is a gentle and effective way in approaching a sleep disorder. We need quality sleep at night to feel our best each and every day. Proper sleep helps us to handle stress better which is a huge benefit. Join me in my upcoming webinar to learn more about my approach to improving sleep. I’ll be talking about other factors such as proper testing, bedtime hygiene, effects of wifi, daily detox and stress.

If you’re curious how acupuncture can help you, reach out to Dr. Dawn for a FREE 10 minute consult. or call 631.421.1848




Genetics and Fibromyalgia

Dr. Kachko discusses the genetics of pain

by Dr. Robert Kachko

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a pain syndrome that can manifest very differently for different people. Chronic pain, joint stiffness, muscle tightness, brain fog, sleep challenges and depression are just a few of the common concerns for people dealing with FM. I’ve written about the role of lifestyle in helping to reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia In other articles on this website. It is helpful, though, to explore the role that genetics may play in fibromyalgia.

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Get Rid of the Holiday Bloat

Read this to Optimize your Digestion:

As a naturopathic doctor, I do everything in my power to educate patients about proper holiday food choices. Preventative is best. However, the temptation is tough. So if you’re dealing with some digestive holiday funk all you can do is be pro-active and make better choices now.
When it comes to optimal digestion, raw food can play an unsuspecting role. What is good for one person, may not be beneficial for someone else. Listen to your body. It communicates to you in three crescendo-ing ways: whisper, talk then screams. Catch things early when it’s whispering to you!
First and foremost, raw food is the supreme source for nutrient dense, unrefined food full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. However, if you’re having digestive issues, I encourage you to take a look at your diet and the preparation of your foods. Most importantly, ask yourself how you feel after meals.
The stomach is an acidic and warm environment created to break down food into nutrients. If this burning furnace is disrupted, then digestion is impaired. Main symptoms to look out for include gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and fatigue.
Eating in a hurry or feeling stressed can be factors, especially if food is not chewed well. It gives the stomach more work to do which requires more energy. In turn, this can deplete your overall energy. Consuming an abundance of raw food, if not properly absorbed, can cool off that digestive fire. This means that food has to spend more time in the gut than it should which creates toxins – gross!
Remember to try to eat only whole foods and avoid processed foods including gluten, sugar and dairy. Iced drinks and ice cream can be culprits in cooling off the digestive fire too. Even fruits, vegetables, smoothies and salads which are deemed healthy can pose a problem if there are digestive issues. Consider warming up your digestive fire with healing teas, broths, or lightly sauteeing or steaming your veggies. Once your gut is healed, try adding the raw food back in moderation. If you need more tips on improving your digestion, feel free to call me for a FREE 10 minute consultation at 631.421.1848.



Improving Sleep When You Have Fibromyalgia

Sleep: the ultimate reset switch. We’ve got tons of research about just how important sleep is to our long-term health and well-being. It turns out that between 67% and 88% of people who deal with long-term pain also have trouble sleeping well. Poor sleep, in this way, is both a cause and effect of pain.

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a common chronic pain condition that is rather infamous for how poorly it is understood, even at the end of 2019. This is in large part because FM is a syndrome composed of many factors, rather than a single disease entity. In fact, beyond pain, people with FM may experience any combination of fatigue, gastrointestinal symptoms, functional impairment, cognitive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, stiffness, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome and endometriosis among others.

One of the factors that has been most studied and best understood is the role of low quality and quantity of sleep, especially REM sleep. REM sleep is a kind of sleep that occurs at intervals during the night and is characterized by rapid eye movements and more dreaming.

Before we can get into “what to do about it”, it’s important to spend a little bit of time understanding why this sleep/pain connection is so strong. Having a better understanding of why you’re in pain increases your chances of getting out of pain. This is important, as feeling empowered to help ourselves is essential to making the types of changes that will have a lasting impact on pain symptoms.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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."

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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

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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.”...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...."

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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...."

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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

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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

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Naturopathic Medicine On The World Stage

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

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A Natural Approach To Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Kachko's latest article on IBS

More about Dr. Robert Kachko: here

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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