JOINT PROTECTION and RUNNING

Let’s chat about running and how to protect your joints. ⁠ Running is extremely beneficial for the entire body, but it can be hard on your joints. But, there are many ways to save your body from runners’ injuries. ⁠  I have been a long-distance runner for over 10 years now and have completed six half Read More…


My ACHY JOINTS

Have your joints been feeling a little extra achy lately? ⁠ As we turn the corner from fall to winter, temperatures are dropping, and many more individuals are complaining of joint stiffness.  Some people may think it is due to the body feeling the effects of the changes in barometric pressure which may make your Read More…



Lupus In Minority Populations & Lupus Myths

I went into the field of Rheumatology because I felt I could make a difference.  I first encountered “Lupus” when I met an African American girl during medical school and we became friends.  She was diagnosed with Lupus and passed away from complications.  She didn’t feel like she had a good relationship with her physician Read More…


Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient that plays an essential role in immune function by affecting numerous cells that regulate the immune system response. It specifically enhances the fighting or defense response of certain types of white blood cells which results in decreased inflammation.  The T cells of the immune system or “killer cells” will not Read More…


May kicks off Lupus Awareness Month!

The first time I ever heard the word Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or “Lupus” I was in my third year of medical school. I encountered a young African American female in her twenties and we eventually became friends. She always felt tired and she described the feeling as having the flu all the time.  She simply Read More…