Dr. Cobb’s blog

The nightcap revisited

by Dr. Kelly Cobb Physicians are always telling patients to eat right and get enough sleep, but now more than ever the relationships between the two are becoming clearer. Snoring is not just an aggravation to your bedmate, but a wake up call that the body is in danger. Patients with sleep apnea are at risk for many diseases, with hypertension and heart disease receiving most of the press. Yet it s ...[Read More]

Welcome Mary Beth!

Mary Beth Langlinais joins the Nouriche Team bringing over 25 years experience as a dietitian, exercise specialist, and passionate leader with a strong desire to educate, inspire, and empower clients towards optimal health and peak performance. Mary Beth completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 1989 and her Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics in 1991.  Her philosophy involves f ...[Read More]

Soak up some Vitamin D!

by Katie McDonald, PA-C How much do you know about Vitamin D? Most people associate Vitamin D with being the “sunlight vitamin.”  While it is true that you do get Vitamin D from the sun, you can also get some D vitamins from food as well! What exactly is it and why do we even need it? Vitamin D is produced in the skin, activated by the kidneys, and then transported to the tissues for use.  It is a ...[Read More]

Message from Dr. Cobb Regarding Vitamins & Supplements

Regarding the recent news about vitamins in the media: Patients often ask why we stock the vitamins & supplements that we do. This week’s news about fake supplements out in the market (at Wal-Mart, Target, GNC & Walgreens), reinforces my decision to work with companies (like Metagenics) who adhere to the very strictest quality standards (above and beyond what’s required and back all their ...[Read More]

Ancient Medicine Produces Modern Miracles: Acupuncture for Infertility

For the 4.5 million couples experiencing infertility every year, treatment could also be could be what the doctor ordered (or didn’t order). treatment will reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system which can all increase fertility. But what exactly is acupunture? Though it’s extremely popular and mainstream in Maryland where I grew up,  ma ...[Read More]

Brown spots, red spots or age spots? Here’s what you can do about hyperpigmentation.

One of the most common cosmetic complaints we experience at Nouriche is hyperpigmentation.  The condition, characterized by the darkening of areas of the skin, is caused by the overproduction of pigment called melanin.  Though it’s usually harmless and quite common,  it’s a nuisance to those who experience it.   When it comes to pigment, along with most skincare concerns, it’s important to keep in ...[Read More]

Estrogen Dominance

by Dr. Kelly Cobb Among the most common struggles of women in Lafayette is balancing their hormones. Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that travel in the bloodstream to our organs and tissues and affect many different processes including mood, metabolism, sexual function, and reproduction.  Though scientists have identified as many as 50 hormones,  there are four major hormones that affe ...[Read More]

Functional Skincare: it’s not just about a pretty face!

by Dr. Kelly Cobb At Nouriche, we combine both wellness and aesthetics under one roof.  We take a multidisciplinary, functional medicine approach.  It’s important to recognize that the skin is a very large organ that can reveal very important details about what’s going on inside the body.  It’s why I became interested in skincare in the first place! For example,  if a young woman comes to us for l ...[Read More]

Baby Steps to Get Active and Lose Weight This Fall

Have you been wanting to lose a few pounds (or a lot) and get in shape? Now might be just the right time to join our physician monitored weight loss program! Call 266-9985 to get your first appointment! But even if you are not ready to take the leap just yet, Fall can be the perfect time to make small changes to your diet and begin getting active. With so many fruits and veggies available, it̵ ...[Read More]