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Geoffrey Burns

Preventative Medicine Specialist

Dr. Geoffrey Burns is a top Family Practitioner in Wellesley Hills, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Geoffrey Burns is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Geoffrey Burns is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Geoffrey Burns is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Wellesley Hills, MA, Dr. Geoffrey Burns is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
23 years Experience
Geoffrey Burns
  • Wellesley Hills, MA
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

Should I get the flu shot during pregnancy?

Please get a quadrivalent vaccination for influenza as soon as you can as it includes 2 types of Influenza A and 2 types of Influenza B). Pregnant women are among the highest READ MORE
Please get a quadrivalent vaccination for influenza as soon as you can as it includes 2 types of Influenza A and 2 types of Influenza B).
Pregnant women are among the highest people at risk for complications and death from influenza illness. Despite the disappointingly low efficacy of the current vaccine, a 1/3 chance of protection is better than no chance when so much is at stake.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/vaccine/quadrivalent.htm

Can you suggest natural remedies to protect the gut?

You sound tremendously well informed already. You are already ahead of 85-95 % of Americans in your fermented food and dietary choices and intake. Probiotics in fermented foods READ MORE
You sound tremendously well informed already. You are already ahead of 85-95 % of Americans in your fermented food and dietary choices and intake. Probiotics in fermented foods and probiotics need a healthy "nursery" prebiotic for their offspring to grow and really take purchase. Certain prebiotic foods and their fibers provide the safe place to grow along with polyphenols which supply the nutrients to support a healthy microbiome. Without resorting to supplements, one can eat plantains, onions,
artichokes, sliced garlic, and asparagus to providesources of fiber that are food for beneficial bacteria in your gut. These fibers help them grow and thrive. Prebiotic fibers are helpful in the treatment and prevention of irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and intestinal permeability.
In regards to optimal gut balance, trying to regularly include foods that are rich in polyphenols with aid in promoting your gut health. Examples of these are cocoa powder, dark chocolate (>70% cacao), flaxseed meal, elderberry fruit, sage, rosemary, thyme, blueberry, capers, black olives, and plums (prunes).
Keep up the healthy focus on your and your family's gut health, for its implications on health are amazingly widespread.

Best regards,

Dr. Burns