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Postprandial Adrenergic Syndrome: “Post Meal Anxiety”

Postprandial Adrenergic Syndrome: “Post Meal Anxiety”

Patients often tell me they feel hopeless, crazy and just down right scared. They have made multiple trips to the doctors feeling as though they have developed food allergies yet testing reveals nothing. Leaving those visits fuels frustration and has one questioning their own mental health. “How can I feel so poor and my exams so normal, labs are normal, and images are normal—nothing can be found. It has to be in my head. How… Read More
Antibiotic Resistance: A Present Day Epidemic

Antibiotic Resistance: A Present Day Epidemic

A survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO), of nearly 10,000 adults concluded the following about antibiotics: – Three quarters of respondents think antibiotic resistance happens when the body (not bacteria) becomes resistant to antibiotics.  – Nearly two thirds say they know antibiotic resistance is an issue that could affect them and their families, but how it affects them and what they can do to address it are not well understood. Clearly the medical… Read More
Your Stressed OUT Immune System: A Story of Cortisol and the Immune Response

Your Stressed OUT Immune System: A Story of Cortisol and the Immune Response

Ahh, the holiday season. For some it’s the most wonderful time of year—nice chilly mornings filled with fresh air, hot chocolate by the fire and delectable holiday treats. If for you, you think of Kleenex, the chills and canned chicken soup, well then this article is for you. Ever wonder why there is a season for sickness? What makes one season different than another? Do bugs migrate away and then return for different seasons? A… Read More
The Sticky Truth on Cholesterol: More than your Average Lipid Test

The Sticky Truth on Cholesterol: More than your Average Lipid Test

By, Dr. Brett Wisniewski and Dr. Jaclyn Suffi Our quest for optimal cardiovascular health is never-ending. First it was the low fat diet, now it’s the liberal prescription of statin drugs and tomorrow it will be a 3D printed heart replacement. As medicine advances, heart disease continues to rise as we clearly do not have a good handle on this disease or are we missing are something that has been right in front of our… Read More
Not Another Anti-Vaccine Rant: 2015 Flu Vaccine

Not Another Anti-Vaccine Rant: 2015 Flu Vaccine

Another year down and another poor performance by the flu vaccine. We were promised, in early 2015, that scientists had finally got ahead of the curve with the 2015 strain. Well they didn’t. Was this an accurate statement or simply marketing? I’m not sure we will ever know the answer to that question. “But wait, there is more” (As Seen on TV voice): We are seeing lower effectiveness of the vaccine by repeat year vaccinations.  … Read More
Chiropractic Internist…What is that?

Chiropractic Internist…What is that?

Often times we will get asked: What is a Chiropractic Internist? Historically chiropractic has been well known for its beneficial role in alleviating back pain and headaches, as well as improving athletic performance. Little attention is given to the holistic approach of chiropractic care. This is most likely due to the introduction of third party reimbursement (insurance) in the 1980’s. This era of medicine was cleverly termed the “Mercedes 80s.” The chiropractic board fought for… Read More
Should we accept 82% failure?  The Flu Vaccine.

Should we accept 82% failure? The Flu Vaccine.

Next time you are at a restaurant ask the waiter for the item that has an 82% chance of being bad.  Or buy the TV that has an 82% failure rate.  You probably wouldn’t do either of these, right?  Well why not?  You don’t have to be a mathematician to understand the basic percentages of successes and failures.  Let me introduce another long running failure…the flu vaccine. Back in February of this year the CDC… Read More
Re-thinking inflammatory events: The inflammatory bucket

Re-thinking inflammatory events: The inflammatory bucket

At the crux of all disease is inflammation. This is no secret. The effects of inflammation are determined by a patient’s ability to cope with or mitigate inflammatory events.  This is heavily influenced by genetics/inborn errors of metabolism and environmental influences. Due to the complex nature of how inflammation is produced, it is a well-orchestrated game between the different immune cells and tissues; I found it necessary to come up with an analogy to make… Read More
GMOs, glyphosphates, paleo diet…what’s with all the confusion?

GMOs, glyphosphates, paleo diet…what’s with all the confusion?

The following was copied directly from:  http://www.ichnfm.org/publications/content/2015_rebuttal_sa.html After reading it, I thought it was important to share in an unadulterated form.  This article does contain a significant amount of research and medical terminology.  Should you have any questions do not hesitate to contact our office.  The authors of this article encourage the sharing of this information. Review and open critique of Michael Shermer’s article “Are Paleo Diets More Natural than GMOs?” published in Scientific American… Read More
Just feed her pasta….

Just feed her pasta….

The following was taken from an email that was sent out to our subscribers on 7-26-15 My sister called me this morning to tell me that her dog was sick. They took her to the ER Vet last night because they thought her Lyme disease had flared again.  The Vet concluded that it was something in her stomach and gave her a round of antibiotics, Pepcid and told her to feed her meat and pasta. … Read More
Top 6 Reasons to Fire your Physician

Top 6 Reasons to Fire your Physician

Written by: Dr. Brett Wisniewski and Benjamin Harwood This is one of those things that is rarely discussed in medicine, but I’m going to put my neck out there and let you all in on a little secret. When you enter a doctor’s office, you have essentially HIRED them to perform a service. If you are not happy with the service, you have every right to “fire” your physician. Time and time again I hear… Read More
When a Calorie is More than a Calorie: Fructose The Silent Killer

When a Calorie is More than a Calorie: Fructose The Silent Killer

Next time you are in a crowd, look to your left, now look to your right. Statistically, you will see more overweight individuals than those of normal weight. We are in the midst of a crisis in this country both financially and medically—believe it or not, they are closely related. Obese and/or overweight children have risen dramatically over the past few years now affecting 1 in 3! Yes, that’s a third of the young population.… Read More
The Gut-Brain Connection

The Gut-Brain Connection

What if I was to tell you that the bacteria and the environment in which they live is responsible for more than just how your stomach feels?  What if I was to tell you that, depending on the number, variety, and vitality of your gut microbiota, it can determine or be the missing link between autoimmune disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pain syndromes and dementia?  Over 85% of the patients I see complain of some sort… Read More
The Viral Link in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Sleeping Giant

The Viral Link in Alzheimer’s Disease: The Sleeping Giant

Alzheimer’s Disease, AD, is one of the fastest growing diseases of the aging population. It is estimated that 5 million people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, with at least 60% of those being women. It is estimated by 2050 about 15 million will be diagnosed. With so many patients presenting with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease we must, by now, have a solid grasp on the cause and be working on a treatment…right? Wrong. We have… Read More
Genetic Testing for Detoxification—Missing Link in Drug Effectiveness and Safety

Genetic Testing for Detoxification—Missing Link in Drug Effectiveness and Safety

The term “detoxification” gets thrown around a lot, especially this time of year yet the importance is often overlooked. Anything and everything that enters the body, from topical application or oral administration, must be processed and detoxified. Often times patients detoxification pathways are dysfunctional. This can happen from over burden, stress on the system, or possibly a genetic defect. Detoxification, in simplest terms, is taking a toxin and transforming it, through a series of steps,… Read More
Ebola: The Basics

Ebola: The Basics

It’s hard to have a conversation without the topic of Ebola popping up, but do we really understand exactly what it is other than we don’t want to “catch” it?   Let’s start with the basics.  Ebola is a viral infection.  A virus that must live inside a live cell is in itself not a living agent.  It does not produce its own energy, grow, nor can it reproduce on its own.  A virus will usually… Read More
Vitamin C:  More Than Your Ordinary Vitamin.

Vitamin C: More Than Your Ordinary Vitamin.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a household name mostly for its function in boosting the immune system, but it plays many other roles. Over the years I’ve read numerous studies on ascorbic acid and effects on the body and was always amazed that something as “simple” as vitamin C can produce such effects. Further investigation revealed these studies were using what is called therapeutic amounts or those amounts greater than the RDA (recommended dietary allowances).… Read More
Chipotle Lime Avocado Mayo

Chipotle Lime Avocado Mayo

Sundays are dedicated to rest and relaxation.  This can consist of anything from reading research, watching a movie on a rainy day or food prepping!!  Here is a quick recipe in place of that mayo you put on your sandwich or use to make chicken salad.  This is a great way to increase healthy fats into your diet.                     Ingredient list:  2 Avocados ½ Lime or… Read More
Organic Vs. Non-Organic:  Is it worth it?

Organic Vs. Non-Organic: Is it worth it?

The debate continues against organic vs. non-organic and GMO vs. NON-GMO.  In my opinion, the science is clear that Organic, NON-GMO foods are not only a better choice, but should be the only one.  It still baffles me that “man” feels like he/she needs to manipulate everything on this earth in hopes to make it better, when some things are perfect just the way they are.  As soon as we began large scale manipulation of… Read More
Stop the Mammography Madness: Part 1

Stop the Mammography Madness: Part 1

The gold-standard in breast cancer prevention is currently the mammography, or simply, a breast X-ray. Some less endearing labels I have heard are: “the compactor,” the “breast vise,” and the “can compressor”. A diagnostic procedure that is so infamous it has nicknames — it must be good, right? Many joke that if we have a similar examination technique for the men that it would not be as ubiquitous in the medical field as the breast… Read More