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Custom orthotics can help more than you think

Your body is an interconnected system of specialized parts, and the support structure which holds everything together is made up of bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Even if your feet don’t hurt, they may be contributing to your overall postural balance. If...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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From Table Top to the Bedroom, Increase Your Pleasure

This is not an article to talk about the latest and greatest compound found deep in the jungle to help improve your sex life. In fact, the substance we are going to discuss has been around for thousands of years, but is usually used for an entirely different purpose....

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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....

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: All in your Head or in your GUT?

Doctor:” What seems to be going on today?”    Patient: “Well Doc, I have been tired for a while” Doctor: ”Really? How long have you been fatigued?” Patient: “I would guess a little over 6 months.” Doctor: “So would you consider yourself to have chronic fatigue?”...

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