Thyroid: The Most Overlooked Cause of Poor Health

If you are a woman with a chronic health condition, there’s about a 1 in 3 chance that part of your problem has to do with your thyroid gland. (Men have this problem as well, but less than 10% of those with chronic health problems are thyroid-related). By “chronic...

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Resolving Chronic Health Conditions

Health Care is Failing Worldwide “Six in ten adults in the US have a chronic disease, and four in ten adults have two or more.” CDC How many people (including yourself) do you know with heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity, and depression… to name a few. Control...

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The Effects of Stress

Stress and Your Life Fact: Your life is going to present you with mental and physical stress*, probably very frequently! *Stress is a mental or emotional strain or physiological disturbance or damage. How you decide to deal with this inevitable stress can make a huge...

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Standard Process Detox Balance Program

My Favorite Detox? It’s the Standard Process “Detox BalanceTM” program. This is a 28-day program of diet improvements and whole-food supplements in smoothies. Does this “get out all the nasty toxins?” Probably not. What it does with high efficiency for every patient...

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Detoxification: A Very Different View

Detoxification: A Very Different View Detoxification is one of the most cherished tools used by many holistic or alternative healthcare practitioners. It’s an easy to understand concept: we live in a toxic environment, eat toxins in our food, slather toxic personal...

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The Insanity of Disease Prevention

The Insanity of Disease Prevention With heart disease and cancer killing 1.2 million annually (the two leading causes of death in the US), should you be fooled into believing that anything is really known about prevention? If you worry sometimes (or a lot) about...

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Should You Get the Flu Shot?

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

Should You Get the Flu Shot?  Learn the facts and then decide… “Get Your Flu Shot Here” signs have been all over the city since late summer. It’s that time of year when we are bombarded with flu shot advertising encouraging you to get your shot. CVS and Target are...

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Boost Your Immune System

Don’t Get Sick, Boost Your Immune System Mostly I don’t think very much about my immune system… it chugs along keeping me protected and repaired without bringing any attention to itself. That is, until I start to get sick. Then I’m really paying attention to my immune...

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Food Misconceptions

Reading this post will likely improve your health “I eat what I like.” That pretty much sums up the most common reason for food choices I’ve heard. For 25 years I’ve been successfully helping people change their health by educating them about food. From this...

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Caring and Health Care

Have you ever suffered from a lack of caring in the health care system? This could be obvious: a doctor or nurse that treated you impersonally or failed to answer your questions. Or it could be indirect: a failure to diagnose or treat your problem correctly because no...

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Money: The Elephant in the Room

There is a major difference between the costs of holistic health care and the costs for medical care: Medical care: You pay to treat an illness or condition. When a new illness or condition arises, you pay again to treat it. In most cases, treatment of a condition...

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The Messy Bedroom Diagnosis

Often when a body is healing, what is happening FUNCTIONALLY (what the body is working on and trying to accomplish) is much more important than observing what is occurring PHYSICALLY (what can be observed or tested for at any given point in time). Cleaning Out the...

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Worried About Your Health? Maybe You Should Be!

Are you worried or concerned about developing a health problem? On the news, it seems like a weekly occurrence that a new study shows some common activity, food or drink increases the risk of (fill in disease here). We’ve all had the upsetting and frightening...

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Ancient Arguments that Control Your Health Care

I see lots of debate, disagreement and concern about “controversial holistic health care” from non-patients, but not from my patients on treatment programs. It seems that all the debate and disagreement end abruptly with results. But without the experience of results...

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Difficulty Explaining Holistic Health Care

Holistic health Care: Those actions which improve a person's overall health so as to facilitate rapid healing of health problems, and to create stable good health throughout their life. Your friend gives you a condescending look and says, "Are you still going to that...

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The Hidden Life of a Holistic Doctor

Newsflash: Your Doctor Thinks You're a Hopeless Case I’ve been told repeatedly by medical doctors that I have the best doctor job in the world. They tell me, “What you do is what I dreamed of doing when I first decided to be a doctor.” I’ll admit that my job as a...

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Marriage vs. Health

Having a health problem sucks a lot already, but the stress your health may put on your marriage can make your life even more difficult. Your symptoms can be tough on your spouse: You're tired. You don't sleep well. Your lab shows your adrenals are completely...

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Heart Disease Prevention is Bogus

Shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted This old adage means that you are doing something about a problem after the problem has already occurred. I think it perfectly describes our current efforts at preventing heart disease. How successfully are we...

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Is Intermittent Fasting for You?

What is Intermittent Fasting? In a small nutshell, intermittent fasting is avoiding food of all kinds during certain periods of the day, typically for 12 to 16 hours, or for an entire day. For example, you might eat only between 8 AM and 6 PM, or you might fast for...

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The CBD Oil Trap

A supplier sent me some samples of skin cream yesterday made with CBD oil… CBD in skin cream? I was a little amazed by this, though I know that CBD oil is apparently being sold by everyone for almost everything. After seeing the skin cream, I got a wild idea and...

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