The frosty mornings have started, which means flu season is coming. Signs at stores even remind you… it’s time for your yearly flu shot. Especially if you’re in high risk populations or have a job with a high exposure rate (hospital staff or teachers). BEFORE you choose to take the flu vaccine – take the vaccine informed.
Chronic inflammation, which can be the result of poor diet, stress, exposure to environmental toxins and much more, can silently damage your tissues over an extended period of time. This process can go on for years without you noticing, until a disease or chronic pain suddenly sets in.
The Ketogenic diet is high in good fats and low in net carbs.
In 1976, Chester Wilk, D.C. and other chiropractors filed a lawsuit against the AMA (American Medical Association). The suit included medical groups as the American Hospital Association, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Physicians, and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO – They survey hospitals to make sure the BEST care is being provided to patients).
It is estimated that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) affects about 8-10% of women of reproductive age. It is one of the most common causes of infertility and usually requires treatment to improve chances for pregnancy. With 200,000 cases of PCOS diagnosed each year in the U.S. families desiring to have a child can spend thousands,
Functional movement is the way your body was DESIGNED to move. Understanding this concept is very important, not only for professional athletes, but for moms, dads, children and especially athletes that spend endless hours working to maintain health. Exercise is not enough! Countless hours can be spent at the gym – but if you aren’t moving functionally,
One of the most “popular” diagnoses given by physicians of all specialties is Fibromyalgia. An “auto-immune disease” that requires a mix of pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication or even worse, immune suppressing medication. Isn’t a strong immune system a GOOD thing?
As I write this, I feel compelled to share my experience of being diagnosed.
It’s officially fall time… Which means winter, a.k.a “cold season” is right around the corner!!
More often than not, having a cold is seen as being “sick”. We sniff, sneeze, cough and blow our nose through the ache and seek medication such as NyQuil, DayQuil, Tylenol Cold & Flu, etc., Anything to help the misery.
After looking at blood work, your medical provider tells you your cholesterol is BAD. Most commonly, you are advised to take a statin or cholesterol medication (Lipitor, Lovastatin, Crestor, etc.). No one wants high cholesterol, right? Would you be surprised your body is increasing your cholesterol on its own for a reason?
“A clue to function… NOT a problem” – Dr.
Inflammation is one of the key indicators in any disease process. Despite the overwhelming statistics of chronic diseases in our country, many physicians prescribe medications with significant side effects and overlook the key factor in any disease process.
Inflammation in your body is usually driven by your lifestyle choice that affect your gut.
Many newborn babies suffer from reflux, which is a symptom resulting in spitting up after feeding, throwing up, painful gas in addition to difficulty nursing. This is normal, right? LOTS of babies have tummy troubles and it’s very common to ease their discomfort by antacids, simethicone drops, diet changes… This approach, while often recommended by pediatricians and family practice doctors is only a “band aid”.