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 strategies [...]
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 [...]
FDA Finds Some of the Most Commonly Prescribed Antibiotics from 1995-2016 have "Disabling Side Effects" – What Should You Do?
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/ [...]
A Doctor's PleaWhat 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 aches, migraine [...]
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 [...]
Updated: Apr 26, 2019Fall 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. When we exercise [...]
Updated: May 3, 2019Gluten is a protein that is found in wheat and other grains, such as oats, barley, and rye. The term “gluten” comes from a Latin word meaning “glue,” and it truly does act like the glue that holds baked goods together. Gluten gives a chewy texture to breads, bagels, and pizza crust [...]