Hi, and thank you for checking out my website and blog. I hope you find it informative and interesting!
As you go from page to page you will find information related to my medical practice and the medical conditions that I see most often. You may also notice my new blog.
Like most physicians, I spend many hours of my “off time” reading and studying about different medical and health related issues. Much of what I read, I’d love to share with my patients but the constraints of a busy practice often make that difficult to do. Thus my blog, where I hope to share things I find interesting and hope that you find interesting as well.
Because I practice holistic and integrative medicine, my blog reflects my approach to health care. Many of the topics I blog about reflect my practice interests, especially allergy related subjects, which include seasonal and perennial allergy, asthma, food and environmental allergies. It will also contain lots of information on auto-immune diseases, weight management, and bio-identical hormone replacement. They are the conditions I treat most often and which my patients have the greatest interest in.
That being said, I will also include general health information of interest to everyone, such as general medical conditions, and the use of herbs, homeopathy, and supplements.
My favorite parts of the blog are the Mental Health Breaks. We all have busy, hectic days and far too little time to relax and give our mind a break. I’ve read numerous health authorities that claim that at least 80% of all health issues can be traced back to stress. We would all be a lot healthier if we could find ways to decrease the amount of stress in our lives. The Mental Health Breaks are a small, fun step in that direction.
The Mental Health Breaks are short videos that are either relaxing to watch, or sufficiently cute, clever, or funny to be distracting, at least for a few minutes. I ask your forgiveness and forbearance if my taste in “cute, clever, or funny” doesn’t match your own. You may want to check in from time to time just to give your mind a much needed break.
Finally, there is a lot of information out in cyberspace, not all of which is reliable. I will try my best to make the information on this site reliable, of interest, and helpful to you, but I cannot make medical recommendations outside of my clinical practice setting. So perhaps the best way to use this information is as a starting point for your own explorations and study. Before acting on any of the information on this site, please read the disclaimer below.
Thank you for dropping by.
Kirby E. Knox, MD