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We are dedicated to carrying on Dr. Atkins' medical legacy by combining traditional and complementary therapies to help achieve balanced health and an improved quality of life.

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Medical and nutritional therapies provided at the Center for Balanced Health are customized to target the causes of specific health conditions and to improve quality of life.

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Center for Balanced Health: COVID-19 Status

Our staff are taking every precaution possible to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We are closely monitoring the recommendations of the CDC, the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association. In addition to the universal precautions taken regularly to ensure a safe environment, we have implemented additional safeguards in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic to further minimize risk.

Advice for our patients:
If you are healthy, there is no need to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

If you or one of your family members are experiencing flu-like symptoms (fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath), please call our office first.

Three U.S. hospitals use IVs of Vitamin C and other low-cost, readily available drugs to cut the death-rate of COVID-19 — without ventilators!

“If you can administer Vitamin C intravenously starting in the Emergency Room and every 6 hours thereafter, while in the hospital, the mortality rate of this disease and the need for mechanical ventilators will likely be greatly reduced,” says Dr. Pierre Kory, the Medical Director of the Trauma and Life Support Center and Chief of the Critical Care Service at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He explains that it’s the inflammation sparked by the Coronavirus, not the virus itself, that kills patients. Inflammation causes a condition called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which damages the lungs so that patients, suffering fever, fatigue, and the sense that their inner chest is on fire, eventually cannot breathe without the help of a ventilator.  READ MORE >

Improving Quality of Life

Our experienced staff looks forward to having the opportunity to partner with you on your road to success. Medical and nutritional therapies provided at the Center for Balanced Health are customized to target the causes of specific health conditions and to treat them in a holistic manner which will improve your long term health.

Health through Nutrition

A balanced diet is important because your organs and tissues need proper nutrition to work effectively. Without good nutrition, your body is more prone to disease, infection, fatigue, and poor performance. Eating a healthy diet is not about strict limitations, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, improving your health, and boosting your mood.

Atkins Diet

With Atkins, you will choose food, not calories. While quantity plays some role, it’s far more important to know what your body does with what you eat. The Atkins way satisfies the body, creating greater energy, a steady fat burning metabolism, and less stored fat. Many carbohydrates are really just complex sugars, and when there is too much sugar in your bloodstream, your body stores it as fat. A low carb diet focuses on limiting carbohydrates to help the body burn fat instead of sugar for fuel. This results in you feeling more satisfied and creates more energy, a higher metabolism, and less stored fat.

Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet looks to fat for up to 90% of total intake, protein for 10-20%, and carbs for close-to-zero. It is a limiting diet, but for some of our patients, can be life altering when done over short periods of time. The Ketogenic Diet can result in weight loss, improve blood sugar, and has been shown to be good for those with brain injuries. Most dairy, fruit, grains, beans and legumes, starchy and sweet veggies, and all processed food, are out. Healthy fatty foods like avocado, coconut, egg yolks, bacon, a bit of protein, and small portions of low-carb veggies are in.

Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet, aka “the caveman diet,” or the “paleolithic diet,” is based on this premise: since the agricultural revolution, we’ve been eating foods our physiology hasn’t adapted to. By cutting out gluten, dairy, legumes, refined foods, trans fats, and sugar, we’re more equipped to fight off degenerative diseases and digestive disorders. Paleo nutrition calls for the consumption of “caveman foods” like grass-fed meat, fish, seafood, fruit, vegetables, eggs, nuts, and healthy oils. Many of our patients have had incredible health results from the Paleo Diet, including weight loss, decreased cholesterol, and no brain fog.

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting (IF) is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. It doesn’t specify which foods you should eat but rather when you should eat them. In this respect, it’s not a diet in the conventional sense but more accurately described as an eating pattern. Common intermittent fasting methods involve daily 16-hour fasts or fasting for 24 hours, twice per week. Fasting has been a practice throughout human evolution. Ancient hunter-gatherers didn't have supermarkets, refrigerators or food available year-round. Sometimes they couldn't find anything to eat. As a result, humans evolved to be able to function without food for extended periods of time. In fact, fasting from time to time is more natural than always eating 3–4 (or more) meals per day.

Our Features


Obesity can be a complex and multi-factorial condition. Treatment must be targeted to the underlying causes. Unlike many health care professionals, we believe that lack of success is not your fault. We can help you.

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Are you hungry 1-2 hours after meals? Are you excessively hungry or thirsty? These are some of the symptoms consistent with unstable blood sugar, pre-diabetes, diabetes or hypoglycemia.

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Heart Disease

Controlling carbohydrate intake can significantly decrease triglycerides, aids in weight loss and helps decrease blood pressure. Balancing healthy fats, avoiding trans-fats along with consuming adequate fiber and exercise can decrease LDL and increase HDL.


Hormonal Imbalance

Unbalanced hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and DHEA) in women can lead to fatigue, weight gain, decreased sex drive, sleep disturbance, fertility problems, mood swings and hot flashes.


Under Active Thyroid

Are you often fatigued or are your energy levels consistently low? Thyroid hormone plays a major role in regulating metabolism, energy levels, body temperature and in keeping the brain, heart and muscles functioning well.

Keith Berkowitz
Keith Berkowitz
Beata Kombel
Beata Kombel
A.A.S., BSN, R.N.

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