Functional Medicine & Private Practice

10 Weeks into COVID19

2020-06-22T20:01:42+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 any [...]

The Autoimmune Epidemic

2020-05-12T22:14:55+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 [...]

Dietary Fat: Friend or Foe?

2020-05-14T20:50:13+00:00September 19th, 2019|

Tips from our nutritionist, Lisa Biederman, CNTP 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 that they raise our cholesterol levels and cause heart disease. However, current research shows that healthy fats have many benefits. [...]

Low Iron, Depression, and Anxiety – A Simple Solution.

2020-05-14T21:03:45+00:00September 9th, 2019|

Food containing natural iron. Fe: Liver, avocado, broccoli, spinach, parsley, beans, nuts, on a black stone background. Top view. I have noticed an increasing number of patients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mood problems over my 30+ years of practice as a physician. Depression is on the rise in all age [...]

Why Vitamin D Might Cause Erectile Dysfunction and How to Fix It

2020-05-14T21:12:21+00:00August 24th, 2019|

I had a patient quit taking vitamin D because he thought that it caused erectile dysfunction (ED). I have now seen this happen in several men. This seems contradictory, as vitamin D is thought to improve cardiovascular and sexual health: studies actually show that the more depleted a man is in vitamin D, the [...]

Eat Local This Summer

2020-05-14T21:31:32+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 [...]

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

2020-05-22T18:02:30+00:00July 12th, 2019|

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 [...]

Beyond Food Allergies: The Range of Food Reactions

2020-05-26T20:23:45+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Updated: Apr 26 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% [...]

Stress Upsetting Your Digestion?

2020-05-26T20:38:09+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 [...]

High Intensity Health: An Interview with Mike Mutzel

2020-05-26T20:48:29+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 [...]

Medicine Outside the Box: Clinical Experience as Evidence Base

2020-06-22T20:23:58+00:00January 15th, 2019|

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 [...]

What is Functional Medicine?

2020-07-05T18:24:24+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

“Every patient complaint is a drug side effect until proven otherwise.” – Dr. G What 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 Medicine The first approach is the traditional [...]

Aspartame and MSG Increase Risk of Serious Illness

2019-08-14T18:59:07+00:00May 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

Surprising Dangers of Heartburn Medications

2019-08-08T17:51:32+00:00September 29th, 2017|

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 [...]

3 Habits to Ensure a Good Night’s Sleep

2019-08-08T17:52:06+00:00August 22nd, 2017|

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 [...]

Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real Thing?

2019-08-08T17:52:34+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 take [...]

A Holistic Approach to Thyroid Disease

2019-09-16T17:09:29+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 [...]

Intermittent Fasting

2019-08-08T17:52:49+00:00June 1st, 2017|

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 [...]

Could it be SIBO?

2020-02-06T23:17:33+00:00October 1st, 2016|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 SIBO 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 [...]

What is the Low-FODMAP Diet?

2019-08-08T17:53:00+00:00August 18th, 2016|

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 [...]