Blue Light Filter Glasses

2019-10-11T22:22:53+00:00October 11th, 2019|

Recently, the nutritionists and I went to a talk on Circadian rhythms. It was at that discussion where I learned more about blue light filter glasses. After the lecture, I decided to try a pair for myself. They worked great and I want to spread the good news.As a reminder, our circadian [...]

Dietary Fat: Friend or Foe?

2019-09-20T18:05:52+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. [...]

What to Eat While Traveling

2019-08-08T18:01:07+00:00August 8th, 2019|

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 is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

2019-08-07T19:06:32+00:00May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

Normal Digestion 101 The Basics

2019-08-07T19:16:28+00:00May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

What Causes Your Gut to be Leaky?

2019-08-07T19:31:21+00:00May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

The Gut Microbiome

2019-08-07T19:38:54+00:00May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

IBS and Leaky Gut Syndrome

2019-08-07T19:57:40+00:00May 9th, 2019|

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 [...]

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

2019-08-07T20:04:19+00:00May 3rd, 2019|

  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, [...]

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

2019-08-08T17:49:22+00:00February 5th, 2019|

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 [...]

Protect Your Heart – Donate Blood!

2019-08-08T17:49:28+00:00January 16th, 2019|

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. [...]

Are GMOs Creating Leaky Guts?

2019-08-08T17:49:43+00:00January 15th, 2019|

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 [...]

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

2019-08-08T17:50:33+00:00July 17th, 2018|

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 [...]

Police Shootings: A Physicians View

2019-08-08T17:51:00+00:00February 6th, 2018|

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 [...]

The Ravages of Endocrine Disruptors

2019-08-08T17:37:10+00:00May 12th, 2016|

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 [...]