Gut Dysbiosis

Recently a new patient came for a functional medicine consultation complaining of frequent colds. Jonathan was a 35 years old singer with history of frequent colds up to 3-4 times per winter season. The nature of his profession demanded faster recovery to perform, therefore he had no time to recover on his own, so he was treated with multiple antibiotics and steroids […]

Chronic Yeast Infection – Chronic Candidiasis

I recently had seen a patient, Katelyn, who is 29 years old lady and came asking for help. She is been seeing multiple physicians for the past 2 years who treated her for repetitive infections, mostly sinus and vaginal. The common denominator of those treatments was one factor – multiple antibiotics. Her current complaint was debilitating fatigue. She reported feeling like an […]

Stop the Development of Diabetes

More than 8 percent of Americans suffer with diabetes.Diabetes does not become a full blown disease overnight.It develops in stages.Each stage of the disease has signs and symptoms and if caught and addressed in advance, you can delay or stop the further development of diabetes. The three stages of diabetes are: 1.Insulin resistance 2.Pre-diabetes 3.Full blown diabetes Dr. Elena Klimenko, a functional […]

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome, also referred to as intestinal permeability, is a condition where the lining of the intestine walls becomes thinner, allowing toxins, undigested proteins and other substances penetrate through the intestinal wall into the blood, which normally should not occur. As a result, inflammation may occur and symptoms such as bloating, gas, stomach aches, food sensitivity/allergy and other bodily pains may […]

Autoimmune diseases – A Functional Medicine Approach

As one of the most prevalent and chronic illnesses in the country, autoimmune diseases affects 23.5 million Americans with severe pain, disability, and even death. Recent studies from the National Institutes of Health over the last decade now report that more people suffer from this collection of chronic illnesses than from cancer or heart disease. Although these alarming rates continue to rise, there is […]

You Are What You Eat, Drink, Breathe, Touch & Don’t Eliminate

Residents in New York City are exposed to a number of harmful and toxic elements on a daily basis – the average being over 120 different toxins before you reach your office by 9:00 am! Whether from pollution, car exhaustion, construction sites, industrial waste, unpurified water, or exposed foods, your body can become inundated with toxic and detrimental substances. It is important […]

Holistic Treatment For Your Digestive Issues With The ‘4R Protocol’

Maintaining a healthy digestive system is a key component of one’s overall health. The digestive system directly breaks down and absorbs nutrients, and when disrupted, can have serious effects on all other systems of the body. An imbalance in your digestive performance leads to nausea, bloating, diarrhea, malnutrition, and significant weight loss. Due to the sensitivity and volatile reactions that can occur […]

Lifestyle Medicine From Elena Klimenko, MD: Food for Thought

  In this day and age, there’s an abundance of medical terms, which embodies lifestyle medicine. Lifestyle medicine, within the scope of conventional medicine, is an alternative approach to lower the risk for a number of lifestyle-related chronic diseases or to serve as a supplement to the management plan, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes. Intervention is often prescribed in conjunction […]

Relieve Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Functional Medicine Treatment From Dr. Elena Klimenko

Your digestive system is one of the most important and sensitive biological systems in the body, critical to your overall health and well-being. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, produces symptoms that are caused by changes in how your digestive tract works. Patients with IBS often have chronic and grouped symptoms, often leading to pain, malnutrition, and chronic discomfort. […]