What would you think if I were to tell you that your intestines—and more specifically, the bacteria inhabiting your intestines—communicate information to your brain that affects your mood? That is exactly what recent medical research and even human clinical trials are telling us: optimizing the bacteria in the human gut (the gut microbiome) can reduce [...]
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Bacon, Cancer, and How We Cook Headlines hit the news in the fall of 2015 that “Bacon Causes Cancer!” These sensational headlines were, in fact, grounded in science. A group of 22 scientists from the World Health Organization met in October of 2015 to evaluate whether red meats or processed meats were cancer causing foods. [...]
Standardized clinical practice guidelines have become the norm in modern medicine. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publishes guidelines for the management of cholesterol; the American College of Rheumatology publishes guidelines for the management of arthritis; and the American College of Gastroenterology publishes guidelines for the management of inflammatory bowel disease. The list goes [...]
“Every patient complaint is a drug side effect until proven otherwise.” – Dr. GWhat happens when the body is not functioning? How do we deal with weight gain, poor digestion, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, etc.? There are two ways to approach your health.Traditional MedicineThe first approach is the traditional model, often referred [...]
Welcome to the second article in our summer-long series about brain health. In this series, we walk through Dr. G's 4 prong approach to protecting your brain as you age. Today, we discuss the top foods to avoid. For an overview of the 4 prongs, download our guide below.In functional medicine, the first step in [...]