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Natural Anti-Inflammation Solutions

I was researching something for a patient today and came across some startling numbers. It turns out that there are over 70 million prescriptions written every year for NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and over 30 billion tablets sold over-the-counter each year. WOW! That’s about 22% of the entire population of the US taking at least […]

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5 Benefits of a Healing Diet

There is a very strong consensus in the scientific community that upwards of 75% of disease can be positively impacted by our lifestyle and environment. We often discuss 7 Pillars of a wellness lifestyle and of those 7 habits, adopting the right diet is paramount. Food provides more than just fuel for energy, it is […]

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3 Keys to Accomplishing Your Goals

According to most lists I’ve seen, about 5 of the top 10 resolutions set at the start of the new year revolve around health. Whether it is to lose weight, stress less, get in shape, quit drinking or smoking or just to enjoy life more. The saddest statistic I’ve seen this week is that less […]

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The Tao of Goal Setting

The closing of a year is a wonderful time to assess and evaluate as well as to plan and dream.  Within a week or so, pretty much everywhere you turn someone will be talking ab out New Year’s resolutions. As I was reflecting on this year and evaluating my personal growth, I thought that I […]

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Super Foods for Thyroid Health

We had so much fun last week with our deep dive into thyroid function and which tests to run to properly evaluate yours that I wanted to follow up with the key nutrients and food sources that we need to make these critical hormones. TSH Hormone: Remember that TSH is released by the brain and […]

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The Functional Medicine Approach to Thyroid Health

Virtually every week I consult with a patient that is complaining of fatigue, lethargy, depression, dry skin, cold hands and feet and weight gain. Some of them have suspected a thyroid problem but insist that their medical doctor has tested for that and they were “normal”. Unfortunately, more often than not, I find that their […]

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Giving Without Expectation

There is an ancient saying that “expectation is the vehicle for disappointment.”  Thanksgiving dinner seems to be a time when expectations run pretty high but don’t always pan out like you planned (for an example, click the image to the left) 🙂 It’s true that the surest way to lose the feeling of inner peace […]

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Chiropractic and Health Safety

Every few years or so, the press reports on a high profile case that alleges that chiropractic care is inherently dangerous.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Let’s review the research… One of chiropractic’s fiercest defenders is Dr. Dan Murphy from California. He recently penned this rebuttal to a high profile talk show host […]

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5 Questions About Detox Programs

There are a lot of questions swirling about the internet about what it really means to “detox”.  Since detoxification and cleansing has become much better understood over the past decade we have been able to separate fact from fiction. We’re not talking about a “crash” diet or sipping lemon juice and maple syrup all day. […]

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Video Games Affect the Nervous System.

Does this scenario sound familiar? Your kiddo is on the couch playing a video game after dinner and you have called his name 8 times with not even an acknowledgement that you exist. He is busy gathering weapons, dodging bullets, searching for health upgrades and taking out bad guys. When you get close to him […]

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