Our Top 5 Blog Posts of All Time

2021-05-12T21:11:50+00:00May 12th, 2021|

At The Care Group, patients come to us with a wide range of issues-many of them have lost hope. We utilize a functional medicine approach to search for the root cause of the problem, use natural treatments whenever possible, and look at how all the organ systems interrelate. We focus on four areas to try [...]

10 Weeks into COVID19

2020-07-16T21:04:46+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 [...]

Eat Local This Summer

2020-07-16T22:18:48+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 for [...]

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

2020-07-16T23:44:28+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% [...]

Normal Digestion 101 The Basics

2020-07-17T03:39:25+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?

2020-07-17T03:51:32+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 [...]

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?

2020-07-17T04:41:05+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 [...]

Save Your Money, Save Your Health: The How-to Guide on Curating Your Vitamin Cabinet

2021-10-07T23:23:19+00:00November 9th, 2017|

Updated: Apr 26, 2019 Are you tired of spending a fortune on supplements that don’t improve your health? Adding more and more vitamins to your cabinet might feel like a quick fix for optimal health, but it can be overwhelming and expensive. Below is info on how to curate your medicine cabinet to save your [...]

Could it be SIBO?

2020-08-19T15:17:55+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 [...]

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