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Arthritis

2022-02-08T22:28:06+00:00February 8th, 2022|

UNDERSTANDING ARTHRITIS Arthritis has become a modern epidemic affecting 1 out of every 4 people in the U.S.* Arthritis strictly speaking means inflammation of the joints. Symptoms often include pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.  Left untreated it can lead to permanent joint damage. We hope to help you understand the difference between two of the [...]

Testing for COVID-19

2021-10-05T04:46:31+00:00October 1st, 2021|

Most of us recall in the early days of the pandemic that we experienced long lines waiting to get tested for Covid. Then we waited several days to get the results. Now there are commercially available antigen tests that you can do at home [...]

Optional and Affordable Lab Tests Now Available

2022-02-08T22:24:25+00:00August 31st, 2021|

At the Care Group, it is our mission to guide you on your health journey. In functional medicine, we tend to do more testing than our traditional colleagues. Labs add valuable information, which allows us to pinpoint specific problem areas and guide treatment recommendations. We have created customized testing panels for our patients. One extensive profile [...]

MY OBSERVATIONS – COVID-19 16 MONTHS LATER

2021-07-14T16:48:21+00:00July 14th, 2021|

As we begin to obtain some sense of normality, I would like to take some time to reflect on the past 16 months. First, I would like to thank the awesome staff at The Care Group. Yes, I would like to brag about them. They have worked hard since the pandemic began, often while we were [...]

What is Fluoroquinolone Associated Disability?

2021-06-07T18:19:11+00:00June 7th, 2021|

If you have taken antibiotics in the Fluoroquinolone class belonging to Cipro and Levaquin, you should read this article. If you haven't heard of long-term fluoroquinolone-associated disability, then pay attention. Fluoroquinolones are a frequently prescribed class of broad-spectrum antibiotics that are FDA-approved to treat or prevent certain bacterial infections including respiratory and urinary tract infections. Fluoroquinolones can [...]

Our Top 5 Blog Posts of All Time

2021-05-12T21:11:50+00:00May 12th, 2021|

At The Care Group, patients come to us with a wide range of issues-many of them have lost hope. We utilize a functional medicine approach to search for the root cause of the problem, use natural treatments whenever possible, and look at how all the organ systems interrelate. We focus on four areas to try [...]

The Nuances of Dietary Supplements

2021-04-06T14:56:16+00:00February 3rd, 2021|

Did you know the FDA regulates dietary supplements (often referred to as nutraceuticals) as food and not in the same way they regulate pharmaceuticals?  Why is that an important point to make?  Because you must rely on the supplement manufacturer to impose their own quality standards.  Choosing high quality, professional pharmaceutical grade supplements is [...]

10 Weeks into COVID19

2020-07-16T21:04:46+00:00June 12th, 2020|

How to Prepare for a Successful Telehealth Visit After 10 weeks of Telehealth appointments, I want to share my observations and offer suggestions to make future appointments go more smoothly. Thank you to everyone for your patience during this transition. Switching from in-person appointments to Telehealth is an adjustment for all of us. We appreciate [...]

We Are Open: COVID19 Procedures at The Care Group

2020-07-16T21:10:13+00:00April 23rd, 2020|

During this challenging time, we are happy to report some good news. The Care Group can now open the doors and welcome back our patients into our office. This last month, we were bombarded with concern and gratitude from our patients. Thank you to everyone who helped us make a graceful switch to Telehealth [...]

Learn to Cook Today – Cooking Tips from Dr. G

2020-07-16T21:33:20+00:00April 8th, 2020|

Throughout the last few weeks, we went from an on-the-go culture filled with work, appointments, errands, social activities, and fast meals to staying at home. During this drastic shift, one silver lining is that families are spending more time together. Why not spend it in the kitchen? Many of my patients voice that they feel [...]

Common Cold, Influenza and the Coronavirus

2020-07-16T21:39:33+00:00March 3rd, 2020|

I am asked almost daily what I think about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as what we are now seeing with this current outbreak. Although I’m not a viral expert, I can offer some [...]

Can Handicap Toilets Make You More Constipated?

2020-07-16T21:43:50+00:00February 3rd, 2020|

Many of you may already know that I have a long-standing interest in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I wrote the first book ever for patients with this disorder in 1989 and 3 editions of a second book. The last one was published in 2001. Since then, I have created plenty of interesting and current information [...]

The Importance Of Liver Function

2020-07-16T21:47:31+00:00January 7th, 2020|

Learn about The Importance Of Liver Function Weighing in at around 3 pounds, the liver is the largest organ in our body and one that carries out hundreds of metabolic functions. The liver takes in nutrient-rich blood from the digestive system and processes the nutrients to supply cells with them when needed. It also [...]

Emergency Room, Urgent Care, or Primary Care?

2020-07-16T21:51:46+00:00December 17th, 2019|

Learn how to determine the best path to take in the event of an emergency. As we are about to embark on a new year it’s time to organize your medical records and set health goals. Scheduling an annual visit to your primary care should be at the top of your to-do list. Incorporating [...]

The Autoimmune Epidemic

2020-07-16T21:58:16+00:00December 3rd, 2019|

Dr. Guillory shares his opinion on why autoimmune diseases are on the rise. In this presentation, you will learn: - What is an autoimmune disease? - What is the economic impact of the current epidemic? - What is celiac? - What causes autoimmune diseases? - Does diet really matter? - How likely are you [...]

Blue Light Filter Glasses

2021-03-01T19:45:53+00:00October 11th, 2019|

Updated: March 1st, 2021  This might be the single most important tip I could give all of my patients. Read on to learn more. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and other chronic sleep conditions. Packed schedules filled with multi-tasking, countless hours of exposure [...]

Dietary Fat: Friend or Foe?

2022-03-04T05:35:07+00:00September 19th, 2019|

Dietary fat has been a controversial topic for many years. Most of us grew up avoiding saturated fats like eggs and red meat because we were taught they raise our cholesterol levels and cause heart disease. However, current research shows that healthy fats have many benefits. First, let’s understand the difference between a healthy fat [...]

Eat Local This Summer

2020-07-16T22:18:48+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Where to find the freshest food in Colorado Heading into the summer months is a great time to consider the benefits of eating local. We live in a time when most foods are available to us year-round. But does this benefit us? Let’s consider a few reasons why eating local is a great option for [...]

What to Eat While Traveling

2020-07-16T22:21:57+00:00August 8th, 2019|

Summer often results in a shift from our normal routine - with kids out of school and vacations, it’s a challenge to maintain a healthy diet. Too many changes in our eating can result in a recurrence of old symptoms and/or just not feeling optimal. Whether you take a trip or go on an outing [...]

Aches and Pains? There’s a Cream for That!

2021-12-01T04:36:11+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: Apr 26 If you have visited The Care Group recently with sore muscles or joints, you may have received a sample of No More Aches Cayenne Plus Cream. Dr. Guillory discovered this cream, made by Taspen’s Organics, at the South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market. He stopped at Taspen’s stand and rubbed a dab [...]

Why Should You Love Your Liver?

2020-07-16T22:32:47+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: Apr 26 In our last blog, we talked about the relationship between IBS, stress, and hormone balance. The liver plays an important role in synthesizing, metabolizing, and eliminating hormones. For that reason, any time a person has hormonal imbalance, we always consider liver health. In this article, we take a closer look at [...]

Beyond Food Allergies: The Range of Food Reactions

2022-05-13T04:35:57+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: 5/12/2022 One in 13 children in the United States has a food allergy, which equates to approximately 2 in every school classroom. What’s even more shocking is the dramatic increase in food allergies over recent years: according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), food allergies among children increased by about 50% between 1997 [...]

How Can We Better Treat Joint Pains?

2021-11-04T04:34:02+00:00June 24th, 2019|

A shocking 1 in 4 U.S. adults suffer from joint aches and pains—according to a report in Vital Signs from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).[1] That equates to 54.4 million Americans. Even more surprising is that most of these people are not old—they are under the age of 65 and active in the [...]

Stress Upsetting Your Digestion?

2020-07-16T23:09:55+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: Apr 26 The system of hormones throughout your body is like a symphony. The pituitary, adrenal, thyroid, ovaries, testes, and other glands all work together to create a beautiful song. We call the system of hormones in the body the endocrine system, but the endocrine system does not work alone. It works in concert [...]

High Intensity Health: An Interview with Mike Mutzel

2020-07-16T23:15:52+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Imagine driving to work while learning habits that will improve your mental clarity; working out at the gym while getting tips for a ketogenic diet; watching your child’s soccer practice while learning how to curb your addictions; or washing dinner dishes while listening to strategies to sleep more soundly through the night. All of these [...]

New Study Links Gluten Sensitivity to Leaky Gut

2020-07-16T23:34:30+00:00June 24th, 2019|

This is the first study to show - without a doubt - that gluten sensitivity, leaky gut, and systemic inflammation are inextricably related. Stock image of bread skull and crossbones on white background The News: Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center recently published results of a groundbreaking study: the study provides biological evidence [...]

Leaky Gut and Systemic Inflammation

2020-07-16T23:40:30+00:00June 24th, 2019|

It is estimated that about 80% of all of the body’s immune defenses—the white blood cells—are located in the intestinal tract. These white blood cells are like the bouncers at a club. Their job is to allow all of the good guys into the body—the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids, for example—and [...]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

2020-07-16T23:44:28+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a functional disorder of the bowel characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort associated with altered bowel movements. Bowel movements may tend towards constipation, diarrhea, or alternating constipation and diarrhea. Often there is bloating, excessive gas, and mucus in the stool. IBS is a common disorder affecting up to 10-15% [...]

Normal Digestion 101 The Basics

2020-07-17T03:39:25+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Digestion works like a giant food processor, using both mechanical and chemical means to break down the food you eat into nutrients suitable for your body to use. The digestive system consists of the alimentary canal and its related glands and organs. The alimentary canal is a hollow tube some twenty-seven feet long which goes [...]

What Causes Your Gut to be Leaky?

2020-07-17T03:51:32+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Leaky gut syndrome, also known as increased intestinal permeability syndrome, is associated with a variety of health problems including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In this article, we look at what can cause your gut to be leaky. Generally, there are three basic categories of factors which can lead to a leaky gut. First are foods. I [...]

The Gut Microbiome

2020-07-17T03:59:22+00:00May 9th, 2019|

The gut microbiome represents the total population of microbes which reside in the intestine. The microbial makeup for each individual is as unique as an individual’s fingerprint. The Human Microbiome Project sponsored by the National Institute of Health was established to identify and characterize the microorganisms which are found in association with both healthy [...]

IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome

2020-07-17T04:06:48+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Leaky gut syndrome, also known as, increased intestinal permeability syndrome, is a condition that has been associated with a variety of health problems, including irritable bowel syndrome. Although leaky gut syndrome is often considered a “quack” diagnosis by mainstream physicians it is becoming more accepted. Although over 10,000 research papers have been written talking about [...]

The 4 R’s: Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, Repair

2020-07-17T04:16:50+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

The 4 R’s protocol has been used successfully for years in functional medicine. It involves removing anything that is making you sick, replacing anything you are deficient in, re-inoculating the gut with probiotics and repairing any damage to the intestinal lining. The first of the 4 R’s involves removing any allergenic foods, chemical irritants, [...]

Colostrum for a Leaky Gut

2020-07-17T04:22:03+00:00February 6th, 2019|

Colostrum, one of the main ingredients in our leaky gut protocol, is truly a miraculous substance. Colostrum is the first milk that is produced by all mammals just before giving birth. Compared with milk that is produced later, colostrum contains a higher concentration of proteins, growth factors, and antibodies. When newborn babies drink colostrum, it [...]

Protect Your Heart – Donate Blood!

2020-07-17T04:25:48+00:00January 16th, 2019|

We have known for decades that donating blood can offer protection against heart disease. A 1998 study of almost 3000 middle-aged men in Finland reported that blood donors had an 88% reduced risk of heart attack when compared with non-donors.[1] Since that landmark study, recent research has revealed even more cardiovascular benefits of donating blood. [...]

Are GMOs Creating Leaky Guts?

2020-07-17T04:34:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|

We talk a lot about digestive health in our practice and have a very successful protocol to correct what is commonly known as “leaky gut.” In leaky gut, the intestinal barrier breaks down and allows passage of undigested food particles, bacteria, and toxins into the body. Think of the small intestinal lining like a cheese [...]

Join the Functional Medicine Movement

2020-07-17T04:44:04+00:00October 30th, 2018|

People are fed-up. Our community is tired of paying astronomical amounts to greedy insurance companies for bare-minimum coverage. You should know – as a private medical clinic, we are just as outraged as you are. So what do we do? Start a rally? Throw our hands up in the air and resolve that’s just the [...]

FDA Finds Some of the Most Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics from 1995-2016 have "Disabling Side Effects" – What Should You Do?

2020-07-17T04:50:46+00:00October 9th, 2018|

Fluoroquinolone antibiotics were the most commonly prescribed antibiotics in the United States from 1995 until 2016. Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (herein referred to as FQ’s) include: ciprofloxacin (Cipro), norafloxacin (Noroxin), levofloxacin (Levaquin/ Quixin), gatifloxacin (Tequin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), and ofloxacin (Ocuflox/ Floxin/ Floxacin). You might be prescribed FQ’s for: urinary tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and/ or [...]

Brain Health Series #5 – 3 Ways to Protect Your Brain from Stress

2020-07-17T04:55:00+00:00September 11th, 2018|

At The Care Group, we love taking care of our patients. We also love when our patients can take care of themselves - after all, that's the point of functional medicine. Many people in our community are concerned about how to support their minds as they age. To address this, we spent the summer delivering [...]

Brain Health Series #4 – Learn 10 Ways to Exercise Your Brain Today

2020-07-17T04:57:06+00:00August 27th, 2018|

Welcome to the fourth installment of our summer-long series around brain health. Our last article outlined which foods are best for your brain. Today, we discuss how to keep your brain sharp through exercise. A healthy brain needs plentiful gray matter (brain tissue), intricate connections between brain cells (neurons), and good blood flow. Through [...]

Brain Health Series #3 – Foods for Your Brain

2021-08-25T23:07:25+00:00July 27th, 2018|

The previous article in this blog series introduced the idea that concentration and memory can be influenced by lifestyle habits. In this article, we take a closer look at the influence of diet on brain health. 4 Ideas for a Brain-Healthy Diet The first idea is to eat foods that are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants [...]

Brain Health Series #1 – How do you protect your brain as you age?

2020-06-29T14:36:02+00:00July 5th, 2018|

You spoke and we listened. After reviewing your survey responses from the spring, we found that many of our patients are concerned about brain health - and rightfully so. That's why we composed this series to guide you through a 4-pronged approach to brain health. Through the end of the summer, follow along with [...]

Safe Summer Grilling

2020-07-20T17:02:07+00:00May 25th, 2018|

The transition from spring into summer means one thing: it’s grill time! Firing up the grill is a great way to bring family and friends together, and the taste of a grilled steak or juicy burger is hard to beat. But there is a lot of confusion about the health effects of grilled [...]

Aspartame and MSG Increase Risk of Serious Illness

2020-08-03T21:22:23+00:00May 15th, 2018|

A Doctor's Plea What if I told you there were common FDA-approved ingredients that increase symptoms of fatigue, brain fog, dementia, digestive distress, Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors, and diabetes? Look around. Do you ever wonder why so many people – perhaps yourself included – suffer from difficulty losing weight, dizziness, erratic mood swings, muscle [...]

Medical Students Enhance Your Patient Experience

2020-07-20T17:09:05+00:00March 21st, 2018|

In 33 years of private practice, the Care Group has evolved with the functional healthcare movement. As a physician, it’s my job to stay on top of the latest information to provide our patients with cutting-edge care. One way we strive to achieve this goal is through our student program. Over the years, our [...]

The Care Group’s 2017 Top Health Resources

2020-07-20T17:11:11+00:00December 19th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 2017 was an amazing year at the Care Group. Our patients continue to achieve higher levels of health, energy, and vitality. One way we empower our community to reach optimal health is through sharing cutting edge wellness resources from our providers. As we look back at 2017, we invite you [...]

Discover the Secret to Stopping the Common Cold

2020-07-20T17:12:49+00:00November 14th, 2017|

It is that dreaded time of year again—cold and flu season! Do you ever cringe at the sight of a coworker’s pile of tissues or the sound of his rattling cough, dreading that he might reach out to shake your hand? Do you let out a reluctant sigh after tucking a coughing child into [...]

Studies Suggest Calcium May Not Strengthen Bones

2020-07-20T17:18:26+00:00October 12th, 2017|

Older adults are currently advised to consume a total of 1000-1200 mg of calcium per day to prevent osteoporosis and bone fractures, but this recommendation has recently come under scrutiny. Two comprehensive reviews of the literature, published in the online version of the British Medical Journal, suggest that neither dietary calcium nor supplemental calcium [...]

Surprising Dangers of Heartburn Medications

2020-07-27T16:46:49+00:00September 29th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Whether you call it heartburn, indigestion, or acid reflux—the burning chest discomfort after eating is NO FUN! It used to be that fast-acting antacids like TUMS or Rolaids were the only over-the-counter medications to quell the fire of heartburn. Now there are newer medicines that stop stomach acid production before [...]

Electric-Assist Bikes: A New Way to Explore Colorado

2020-07-27T16:49:35+00:00September 12th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Fall is a perfect time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful Colorado weather, and get some exercise. Exercise is one of the most amazing therapies for our bodies and minds. It keeps us lean, lowers our blood pressure, keeps our blood sugar balanced, and can free the mind from anxiety. [...]

Magnesium: An Underappreciated Nutrient for Brain Health

2021-06-17T23:15:33+00:00September 6th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26 One of our top-selling supplements is a product called OptiMag® Neuro, a powder that provides several forms of highly absorbable magnesium. As the name implies, we have seen this product improve memory, focus, and mental clarity but also improve a wide variety of other conditions, including Raynaud’s disease, menstrual cramps, ringing [...]

3 Habits to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep

2020-08-14T16:20:33+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Sleep disorders affect millions of Americans, with insomnia being the most common of all sleep problems. About 30% of adults experience occasional insomnia, and 10% experience chronic insomnia.[1] More than 35% of adults report that they typically sleep less than 7 hours every night. According to the American Academy of [...]

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?

2020-08-14T16:22:26+00:00July 18th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 The Hormone Health Network states on their website that “No scientific proof exists to support adrenal fatigue as a medical diagnosis.”[1] A blog on the Mayo Clinic website warns patients, “Unproven remedies for so-called adrenal fatigue may leave you feeling sicker, while the real cause—such as depression or fibromyalgia—continues to [...]

Iodine – Healthiest Diets May Lack this Vital Mineral

2020-08-14T18:28:07+00:00July 10th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 If you are like many of my health-conscious patients who seek to eat a wholesome diet, you may be at risk for iodine deficiency. Iodine deficiency was a common problem until the 1920s when they started adding iodine to salt. Then the problem virtually went away. Now iodine deficiency is [...]

A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Disease

2020-08-19T15:10:24+00:00June 14th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Feeling tired for seemingly no reason at all…trouble losing weight…dry skin…hair falling out…constipation. These are the classic symptoms of an under-active thyroid—also called hypothyroidism. What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located just below the surface of the skin in the front of the neck. If you [...]

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