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How Exercise Can Improve Your Metabolism Mar 2nd, 2024

Many overlook one critical factor in pursuing a healthier lifestyle: metabolism. It's not just about losing weight; it's about optimizing their body's ability to convert food into energy efficiently. Fortunately, exercise is an excellent way to enhance metabolism. Our providers at Fairfield Family Health explain your metabolism and how it...

Folate — It's Not Just for Pregnant Women Feb 1st, 2024

Folate (folic acid), also known as vitamin B9, is often recognized for its important role in prenatal health. Still, it deserves the spotlight for its many benefits extending beyond pregnancy. Here at Fairfield Family Health in Fairfield, Connecticut, we want to help you understand how folate can benefit various bodily...

Tips for Overhauling Your Family's Diet and Making It Healthier Jan 8th, 2024

Overhauling your family's diet can be daunting, but the benefits of a healthier lifestyle are immeasurable. Our team at Fairfield Family Health in Fairfield, Connecticut, understands that gradual changes to eating habits can lead to long-term positive outcomes for your entire family.  That's why we want to offer practical tips...

What Most Parents Don't Understand About PANS and PANDAS Dec 12th, 2023

As a parent, navigating the complexities of your child's health can be daunting. Among the concerns you might have, pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are often misunderstood and overlooked.  Though this condition only affects 1 in 200 children, we want...

How Your Provider Can Help Create the Right Nutritional Plan for You Nov 6th, 2023

Maintaining a healthy diet can impact your overall well-being in many ways. However, creating the right nutritional plan can take time and effort, especially when you're bombarded with conflicting information from the media and internet.  Here at Fairfield Family Health, we can help! Our team of naturopathic doctors has the...

What Happens If Lyme Disease Is Left Untreated? Oct 20th, 2023

Lyme disease primarily spreads through the bite of black-legged ticks infected with the bacterium Borrelia Burgdorferi. While early detection and treatment are essential for a full recovery, what happens if Lyme disease goes untreated? With 20,000-30,000 Lyme disease cases reported yearly, it's a concern worth asking about. We can answer...

4 Most Common Allergies in Children Sep 14th, 2023

Childhood allergies can be a cause of concern for you as a parent. Allergies not only affect your child's health but their quality of life, too.  At Fairfield Family Health, our team understands that allergies occur when the immune system reacts to normally harmless substances as if they were harmful...

Going Hiking this Summer? Here's How to Avoid Lyme Disease Aug 29th, 2023

As the summer sun calls you to explore the great outdoors, hiking becomes an enticing activity. However, the threat of Lyme disease, transmitted through tick bites, should not be underestimated.  At Fairfield Family Health, nationally recognized naturopathic physician Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA, IFMCP, and our team of experts located in...

How to Practice Mindful Eating for Better Digestion and Overall Health Aug 1st, 2023

What is mindful eating and why is it important for digestion and overall health Mindful eating is an approach to food that requires being present and fully engaged during mealtimes. This means savoring the aroma, appearance, and taste of what you are eating while paying attention to your body's hunger...

7 Surprising Health Benefits of Acupuncture You Didn't Know Jul 21st, 2023

What is acupuncture and how does it work If you're interested in alternative forms of medicine, you may have heard of acupuncture. This ancient Chinese technique involves inserting small needles into certain points on the body to stimulate healing. But how does it work? According to acupuncture theory, there is...

Parkinson's disease series for patients and caregivers. Part 1. Aug 31st, 2022

Of the conditions known to impact public health in the USA, the burden of Parkinson’s disease is one of the fastest growing. In 2020, Yang, Hamilton, and colleagues reported their findings on overall public cost of Parkinson’s in Nature. A staggering $25.4  billion of direct medical costs and $26.5 additional...

ALS Jul 26th, 2021

Many of us remember the ice bucket challenge that went around a few years ago: participants would turn a bucket with icy water on top of their heads to promote awareness and increase research on ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. While overall rare, the condition...

Parkinson disease Mar 29th, 2021

Parkinson disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative conditions that decreases quality of life for millions of people worldwide. Patients with Parkinson experience difficulties with motor functions and mental health issues. Usually starting with tremors (shaking) in one hand, Parkinson progresses to difficulties with movements in the entire body....