Dr. Billiot’s weekly articles to help you learn and understand more about your own health and how to maintain it.

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Is There Any Hope for Women’s Health?

Is There Any Hope for Women’s Health?

Is Being a Healthy Woman Hopeless? It goes something like this: “I’m prescribing you birth control pills to control your (fill in the female problem).” Millions of American women have heard some version of this script from their doctors. The message is clear: many...

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Need More Energy?

Need More Energy?

Need More Energy? Are You Fatigued? Take this mini quiz: Y / N: “Feel tired or lack energy almost daily.” Y / N: SEVERE “I’m tired more than once daily.” Y / N: “I recall at least one recent time when I decided NOT to do some activity because I didn’t have the energy...

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My Healthy Diet

My Healthy Diet

My Healthy Diet In a survey of my patients’ health goals over the past year, the third from the top was to improve their diets. The idea is very popular. When I talk to people other than my patients, many say that they have tried to improve their diets for years...

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Lose The Weight

Lose The Weight

Lose The Weight If you are frustrated (or beyond frustrated) by your inability to lose weight, I have some radical advice: Stop trying to lose weight. The usual actions for weight loss revolve around diet and exercise. Weight loss is supposed to happen if you burn...

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I Want To Feel Better

I Want To Feel Better

I Want To Feel Better Question: What is the most common health complaint that most people want to see improved? I surveyed my patient records for the past year to see, and the winner is “Feel better.” Wow. My actual patient survey results were, “Feel better, be...

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Difficult Skin Conditions

Difficult Skin Conditions

Difficult Skin Conditions Skin problems can be itchy, burning, or painful. Your skin condition can also be in plain sight, which may be embarrassing. Many skin conditions don’t respond well to medical treatment or keep returning, making this health problem incredibly...

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The Keto Diet can be Dangerous if You Have This Gene

The Keto Diet can be Dangerous if You Have This Gene

What is a Keto Diet?What is a Keto Diet?In the world of weight-loss diets, high-protein and low-carb have ruled for a decade. South Beach, Paleo, and Atkins diets are often considered “ketogenic” or “keto” diets. True keto diets differ from the most popular...

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A Natural Way Out of Menopause?

A Natural Way Out of Menopause?

A Way Out of Menopause? My sister-in-law was at my house a week ago and complained, “I just hate getting old” (she’s 53). She was discouraged that she couldn’t remember words and felt mentally sluggish. I explained to her that this was a common symptom of menopause...

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Are You Healthy? A Conclusive Answer

Are You Healthy? A Conclusive Answer

Are You Healthy? A Conclusive Answer It’s commonly thought that poor health means a diagnosed disease or chronic symptoms. This short quiz reveals a different way of looking at your health.   Health Quiz: Do you often think about your health and have some...

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Anxiety: It’s A No-Brainer

Anxiety: It’s A No-Brainer

Anxiety: It’s A No-Brainer Chronic anxiety isn't always caused by a problem with your brain Anxiety. It can be a horrible, twisting feeling of dread and fear in your stomach. You may be hot or cold, tensed, sweating. It can be debilitatingly severe or just under the...

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What’s Your Waist to Hip Ratio? Your Health Depends on It

What’s Your Waist to Hip Ratio? Your Health Depends on It

What's Your Waist to Hip Ratio? Your Health Depends on It Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., DACBN, MS, CFMP The waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is a quick measure of fat distribution that may help indicate a person's overall health. What does a person's waist-to-hip ratio...

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Cause of Chronic Disease

Cause of Chronic Disease

Cause of Chronic Disease WebMD.com: “The exact causes of high blood pressure are not known.” MayoClinic.org: (Referring to Type 2 diabetes) “Exactly why this happens is uncertain…” National Institutes of Health (NIH): “The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is...

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Dr. Billiot’s weekly articles to help you learn and understand more about your own health and how to maintain it.

Learn from Dr. Billiot!

Need More Energy?

Need More Energy?

Need More Energy? Are You Fatigued? Take this mini quiz: Y / N: “Feel tired or lack energy almost daily.” Y / N: SEVERE “I’m tired more than once...

read more
My Healthy Diet

My Healthy Diet

My Healthy Diet In a survey of my patients’ health goals over the past year, the third from the top was to improve their diets. The idea is very...

read more
Lose The Weight

Lose The Weight

Lose The Weight If you are frustrated (or beyond frustrated) by your inability to lose weight, I have some radical advice: Stop trying to lose...

read more
I Want To Feel Better

I Want To Feel Better

I Want To Feel Better Question: What is the most common health complaint that most people want to see improved? I surveyed my patient records for...

read more
Difficult Skin Conditions

Difficult Skin Conditions

Difficult Skin Conditions Skin problems can be itchy, burning, or painful. Your skin condition can also be in plain sight, which may be...

read more