Recent Posts by Dr. Patrick Neustatter

How White Man’s Diet is Decimating Native Americans

I wrote this after the local library had an exhibition of native American culture - including a lot of information about diet and how change from “Pre-Captain Cook Diet” is causing an epidemic of diabetes. You may have wondered if you saw the Patawomeck village outside the downtown library last month. It was not the local…
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Stress As a Cause of Illness Recognized

  Serendipity is an interesting phenomenon. Carolyn, at the clinic has been getting on me about Trauma Informed Care – the idea that being threatened oneself with injury or death, being molested, neglected or severely stressed, or witnessing this in someone else, can have profound effects on mental and physical health. A phenomenon that is…
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Dogs, CleanFreaks and Healthy Babies.

Here’s a report of some exciting new research that has a multitude of storylines. It hits on: The importance of the microbiome to many aspects of our health – allergies and obesity in particular. Having a dog (or more precisely “a furry pet”) can influence the microbiome of babies – even before they’re born. It’s…
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Willing Pre-owned Pills to Your Children

One of the high points of a recent trip to New Orleans (and that is a city where high points are the norm) was a visit to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum. In the course of a theatrical and hilarious presentation about the murky past of medicine in this city that is a blend of…
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