Why a TSH Test Isn’t the Final Word on Thyroid Disease and Early Detection


Thyroid issues are on the rise. It used to be that we saw 3-4 patients per week in our medical office with thyroid disorders. Now, we see 3-4 cases per day. These patients are victims of a wide range of debilitating issues. Brain fog, weight gain, anxiety, and muscle weakness are just a few of [...]

Why a TSH Test Isn’t the Final Word on Thyroid Disease and Early Detection2019-08-14T18:59:19+00:00

Stress Upsetting Your Digestion?


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 [...]

Stress Upsetting Your Digestion?2019-06-24T21:27:03+00:00

Medicine Outside the Box: Clinical Experience as Evidence Base


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 [...]

Medicine Outside the Box: Clinical Experience as Evidence Base2019-08-08T17:49:53+00:00

What is Functional Medicine?


“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 [...]

What is Functional Medicine?2019-08-08T17:50:00+00:00

Join the Functional Medicine Movement


People are fed-up. Our community is tired of paying astronomical amounts to greedy insurance companies for bare-minimum coverage. You should know – as providers, 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 way it is?We want [...]

Join the Functional Medicine Movement2019-08-08T17:50:07+00:00

Aspartame and MSG Increase Risk of Serious Illness


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 [...]

Aspartame and MSG Increase Risk of Serious Illness2019-08-14T18:59:07+00:00

Surprising Dangers of Heartburn Medications


Updated: Apr 26, 2019Whether 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 the burning ever [...]

Surprising Dangers of Heartburn Medications2019-08-08T17:51:32+00:00

3 Habits to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep


Updated: Apr 26, 2019Sleep 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 Sleep Medicine, sleeping [...]

3 Habits to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep2019-08-08T17:52:06+00:00

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?


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 take [...]

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?2019-08-08T17:52:34+00:00

Iodine – Healthiest Diets May Lack this Vital Mineral


Updated: Apr 26, 2019If 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 making a [...]

Iodine – Healthiest Diets May Lack this Vital Mineral2019-08-08T17:52:39+00:00

A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Disease


Updated: Apr 26, 2019Feeling 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 place your fingers on [...]

A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Disease2019-08-08T17:52:44+00:00

Intermittent Fasting


Updated: Apr 26,2019 Intermittent fasting is gaining popularity in fitness and health circles as the latest dietary trend. Intermittent fasting refers to alternating times of fasting with times of feasting. Intermittent fasting protocols can be grouped into 3 categories: Alternate-Day Fasting. These protocols designate 1-3 days per week (or every other day) to fast. Non-fasting [...]

Intermittent Fasting2019-08-08T17:52:49+00:00

Could it be SIBO?


Updated: Apr 26, 2019SIBO is an abbreviation for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. SIBO is defined as an excessive number or a change in the type of bacteria growing in the small intestine.  In a healthy digestive tract, the majority of bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms inhabit the large intestine (the colon), and only a very [...]

Could it be SIBO?2019-08-08T17:52:54+00:00

What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?


Updated: Apr 26, 2019The low-FODMAP diet is a diet that restricts specific types of sugars, called Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols. These sugars are called “fermentable” because the bacteria in the intestines use them as a fermentation source, producing gas as a side product. These sugars also hold water in the intestines, which can [...]

What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?2019-08-08T17:53:00+00:00