What to Eat While Traveling


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 [...]

What to Eat While Traveling2019-08-08T18:01:07+00:00

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


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% of [...]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?2019-08-07T19:06:32+00:00

Normal Digestion 101 The Basics


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 [...]

Normal Digestion 101 The Basics2019-08-07T19:16:28+00:00

What Causes Your Gut to be Leaky?


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 would [...]

What Causes Your Gut to be Leaky?2019-08-07T19:31:21+00:00

The Gut Microbiome


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 and [...]

The Gut Microbiome2019-08-07T19:38:54+00:00

IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome


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 [...]

IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome2019-08-07T19:57:40+00:00

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


  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, [...]

The 4 R’s: Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, Repair2019-08-07T20:04:19+00:00

Dr. Gerard Guillory explains benefits of a gluten-free diet – Fox 31 Interview.


Gluten is a protein that's found in wheat, rye, and barley. It gives bread a doughy texture. 3 million people suffer from celiac disease - a disorder where the immune system attacks the intestine every time you eat gluten.The only way to know if you are sensitive to gluten is to avoid it for a [...]

Dr. Gerard Guillory explains benefits of a gluten-free diet – Fox 31 Interview.2019-08-08T17:49:22+00:00

Protect Your Heart – Donate Blood!


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. [...]

Protect Your Heart – Donate Blood!2019-08-08T17:49:28+00:00

Are GMOs Creating Leaky Guts?


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 [...]

Are GMOs Creating Leaky Guts?2019-08-08T17:49:43+00:00

Brain Health Series #2 – The 3 Most Toxic Foods for Your Brain


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 [...]

Brain Health Series #2 – The 3 Most Toxic Foods for Your Brain2019-08-08T17:50:33+00:00

Police Shootings: A Physicians View


Original Post: July 19, 2016Before the dust had even settled on the fatal shootings of 5 police officers in Dallas on July 7th, 2016, 3 more law enforcement officers were ambushed and killed in Baton Rouge on July 17th. These violent attacks have elicited emotionally charged responses related to race relations, legislation, and politics. As [...]

Police Shootings: A Physicians View2019-08-08T17:51:00+00:00

The Care Group's 2017 Top Health Resources


Updated: Apr 26, 20192017 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 to revisit the [...]

The Care Group's 2017 Top Health Resources2019-08-08T17:51:05+00:00

The Ravages of Endocrine Disruptors


Updated: Apr 26, 2019ANTIBACTERIAL SOAPS DISRUPT HORMONE FUNCTIONI previously posted an article describing a patient who developed thyroid abnormalities after routine use of antibacterial soaps. The key ingredient in these soaps, triclosan, is an example of an endocrine disruptor—an environmental compound that disrupts hormone function in the body. Now, these antibacterial soaps are under review [...]

The Ravages of Endocrine Disruptors2019-08-08T17:37:10+00:00