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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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....

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...

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...

Is Gluten Free one big HOAX?

Is Gluten Free one big HOAX?

The gluten-free industry is currently totaling $10.5 billion and is expected to produce around $15 billion in 2016.  Compare that to the more seasoned, sugar free market, at $13.3 billion.  So what sparked this volatile growth in the gluten-free world?  Well, our...

3 Things You NEED to Know About Green Tea

3 Things You NEED to Know About Green Tea

Green tea began its life in ancient China and is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It was originally harvested for medicinal purposes and later a method of consumption, drinking, came into vogue. Like many herbs, green tea contains chemicals called polyphenols....

Sugar is just Sugar what is the BIG deal?

Sugar is just Sugar what is the BIG deal?

We are currently in the middle of a global crisis.  Diabetes, heart disease, obesity and mood disorders are all on the rise.  What if I was to tell you that they all have one familiar thing in common?  What if I could show you simple ways to improve...

What do my Cholesterol numbers REALLY mean?

What do my Cholesterol numbers REALLY mean?

Short answer to the above question, NOTHING when taken out of context, which is most, commonly what happens.  Cholesterol has really gotten a bad rap, almost to the point where we would want to remove it completely, but cholesterol is not a dirty word.  As...

What your Doctor may not know about Glutathione

What your Doctor may not know about Glutathione

Punch the word glutathione (GSH) into any scholarly journal search engine will result in over 100,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers, but your Doctor has probably never mentioned it to you.  So why do I stress this point?   Well, glutathione is one of the most potent...

Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen: Estrogen Dominance

Swimming in a Sea of Estrogen: Estrogen Dominance

Breast cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the US among women. Within the last decade we’ve seen a leap in feminizing diseases. Is the increase in incidence of these diseases simply natural progression of the female race? Can all of these be...

Are plastics making you fat?

Are plastics making you fat?

Ok, before we get started, this is not some new fad or magic drink that claims weight loss in 10 days. What we are talking about here is the removal of plastics and coated containers to store foods and quench your thirst. Bisphenol A, or more commonly BPA, is a...

Gluten….What’s the BIG idea?

Gluten….What’s the BIG idea?

Gluten is a protein composite found in foods derived from wheat and grains such as bread and pasta.   Unknowingly most of us are addicted to it as it gives some of our favorite foods their texture and consistency; cookies, cakes, pizza and gravies are just...