Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Marsha Seidelman, M.D.

The Human Microbiome – part three

July 7, 2021

Welcome back! This is part 3 of our series on the human microbiome. In brief, in parts one and two, we learned about prebiotics and probiotics being fiber and fermented foods, respectively. Now we’ll go on to what postbiotics are, and assess our current knowledge base and where this may lead going forward and how…

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The Human Microbiome – part two

June 30, 2021

Last week, we ended by saying that we determine the makeup of our microbiome by what we eat. We’ve been aware of the benefits of fruits and vegetables for a long time.  The microbiome has been the secret helper we never knew. This is the meat of the matter, so to speak. Carnitine is found…

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The Human Microbiome – part one

June 25, 2021

Be good to it so it can be good to you!   There is a huge village living inside of you. It is invisible to the naked eye, yet it plays a role in what  happens to the food you eat, the medications you take, the allergens you react to, how you react to  stress…

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Good News About Vaccines on the Horizon

November 20, 2020

What good news it is to hear that several effective vaccines are on the horizon! This week, I had the pleasure of listening to a panel of experts made up of vaccine researchers and virologists, and those experienced with vaccine approval. They discussed the current state of development and what we can reasonably expect over the…

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Nutrition in the Time of Covid – and Beyond

April 22, 2020

Here are some simple adaptations regarding food shopping and food prep that are relevant to our stay-at-home situation.  Many of us as health care workers, are still on the job in some ways, but we are home more than we’re used to, out of our routine.  And many have their young children or adult children…

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Practical FAQs about COVID

April 12, 2020

Knowledge is the best antidote to anxiety regarding the unknown. Based on questions from my patients, I composed a FAQs sheet, and a list of reliable resources.  There are many emails and videos out there that can make you more anxious, so try to limit your reading to reliable sources.  Importantly, try not to read about…

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Weekend conferences on COVID19

March 15, 2020

Here’s some of the very latest information available from reliable sources, including answers to the questions doctors are asking. Yesterday I was in on several long phone conferences with many of my fellow lady docs in addition to other colleagues. One was hosted by our very own Dr. Rebecca Katz, who is the Director of…

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Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

January 29, 2020

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – in general, mix 1 part vinegar with 2 or 3 parts olive oil; if it’s a strong-tasting vinegar, go more toward 1 part vinegar to 3 parts oil. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with fruit-flavored vinegars, such as apricot and lime and using them with minimal oil; but plain balsamic does…

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Asian Salmon Steaks

January 29, 2020

MAIN DISH From Washington Post – Women’s League Cyber Kitchen Ingredients: 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce2 Tbsp dark soy sauce, lo sodium1 tsp sesame oil1/4 tsp five-spice powder2 tsp honey1 clove garlic, crushed1 tsp fresh ginger, grated4 5-6 oz salmon steaks or salmon fillets, washed and dried; Directions: Preheat broiler.Place all ingredients except salmon in a…

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Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Vegetables

January 29, 2020

MAIN DISH From epicurious.comThese are DELICIOUS – especially the shallots – which are stronger anti-oxidants than other onions!Serves 12 Ingredients: 2 lbs shallots, halved or quartered4 Tbsp olive oil4 lbs butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into ¾ inch cubes4 large red bell peppers, cut into ½- thick strips2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut…

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