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Q by Equinox: Veganism’s Surprising Skin Effects

A vegan diet, if not supplemented correctly, can cause surprising and unwelcome effects on the skin. The issue arises with a lack of protein.

“‘A lot of people eliminate meat and animal products in an effort to be healthier, but you really have to know how to eat right to make being a vegan work for you,’ says Susan Blum, MD, MPH, a functional medicine specialist.”

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Simon & Schuster’s Tips on Healthy Living: Why You Need to Clean Your Gut, Now

The power of a healthy gut, while known by those in the field of functional medicine for many years, is just now coming to light for many people as well as doctors and dieticians. Dr. Susan Blum explains in an interview the health benefits of cleaning your gut, and why doing so can reduce and possibly eliminate many health issues you may be facing.

“The importance of a healthy gut has become news in the last decade. While those of us in functional medicine have known this for longer, recent studies have shown the medical community conclusive evidence that the health of the gut has the power to drive inflammation throughout the body—certainly for autoimmune diseases, but also for other inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.”

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Yahoo! Shine: Why You Need to Clean Your Gut, Now

In an interview with Yahoo! Shine, Dr. Susan Blum shares insight into the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness.

“We need to shift our thinking away from calories to the idea that food has function, and we need to choose our food based on the information it brings into the body.”

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Posted on 5 weird signs you’re vitamin-deficient

There are many ways your body tells you that you are vitamin deficient. You can recognize the signs, and Dr. Susan Blum of Blum Center for Health can show you how.

“With today’s diet of processed foods, it’s easy to become vitamin-deficient, either by not eating enough of the right foods or not absorbing them properly due to digestive issues,” says Dr. Susan Blum, the founder of the Blum Center for Health and the author of the new book The Immune System Recovery Plan.”

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Posted on Weddings: How to Avoid Getting Sick Before Your Wedding

Wedding planning can be a stressful time and there is much to do, but it’s important to put “taking care of your health” high on your to-do list. Dr. Susan Blum of Blum Center for Health shows you how to avoid getting sick before one of the most important days of your life.

“It’s hard to put down the guest lists and crawl into bed, but sleep is one of your most important defenses against nasty bugs. Get your zzz’s and don’t overwork yourself during flu season–stress harms your ability to fight viruses.”

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MindBodyGreen: Why Women Are More Likely To Get Autoimmune Diseases

Women are more likely than men to suffer from autoimmune diseases, and it seems that estrogen is a contributing factor. There are steps you can take to help your liver produce “good” estrogen to protect your body from these diseases.

“We’re beginning to understand that there are different kinds of estrogens in the body and they each have different effects on your cells and health.”

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Posted on Rye Brook Doctor Blends Medicine, Nutrition, a news site powered by the Journal News, covers The Blum Center for Health and explains how Dr. Susan Blum is changing the face of medicine in the Rye Brook, NY area.

“Her center is designed to provide hands-on experience with a healthy lifestyle, where food is regarded as a fundamental component of medical care. All patients meet with a nutritionist and learn to make connections between how they feel and what they eat.”

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Elephant: Bringing Mindfulness to Medicine

Dr. Susan Blum discusses the importance and connection of meditation between patients and healing. “Estimates are that stress is a contributing factor for 80 percent of all chronic illness in our country, and numerous studies have shown the power of various types of meditation and mind-body skills to reduce the effects of stress in the body, and in many cases, reverse illness…Meditation also cultivates a self-awareness that is a crucial part of any health program.”

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Posted on The Miracle Worker?

Can Rye Brook functional medicine Dr. Susan Blum’s immune boosting plan actually help you to reverse the effects of autoimmune dysfunction? Take a journey with Sharon Dizenhu, contributor to, as she explores Dr. Susan Blum’s methods of not just treating pain but finding and treating the source of the pain, as well. Dizenhu, in the midst of potentially developing an autoimmune disorder of her own, says it best: “My gut tells me I just have to give it a shot!”

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