What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?  This is not one of the questions that I get asked all that often but comes up when I am taking patient histories.  

Rarely does a patient ever go in and say I have IBS, it normally has to be teased out when we are discussing what finally brought...

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Does Everyone Need Probiotics?

Every time a new patient comes in, I take a thorough history and ask them the medications and supplements that they are currently taking.  It is shocking how many people are taking probiotics these days. 15 years ago when I started studying health and wellness, most people would look at me...

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What is the Difference Between Cage-Free and Free Range Eggs?

Know your egg labels! What exactly is the difference between cage-free and free-range eggs?

Well, honestly not much. These are just labeling terms that the food industry has been using to make their product seem superior to another. The best eggs you can buy are probably pasture raised eggs.

Eggs...

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Occasionally a patient will come to the office and ask what adrenal fatigue is? 

I keep hearing about it on the web.  I find it interesting that the things most AK doctors and naturally oriented physicians have been talking about for years will suddenly get a new spin and become all the...

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Can I Still Eat Paleo After I Have Had My Gallbladder Removed?

Gas, belching and bloating. All fairly typical problems that present when a patient comes into the office. They typically point to gallbladder dysfunction or that you have eaten too much and not properly digesting the fats that you eat.

Todays Q & A is because the practice can be strange...

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Is Sunscreen Necessary?

This time of year I often I get asked what I use for sunscreen. When I tell patients that I don’t believe it's necessary, they look at me like I'm crazy.  Of course, the next obvious question is what about all the skin cancer and melanomas in the news.

I have to tread lightly on this...

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Is Gluten Sensitivity Real?

A few months back I got inundated with questions about the “latest,” study saying that gluten sensitivity wasn’t real, and they could find no credence to non-celiac gluten sensitivity. The part that was perplexing to me was that this group had previously published research that...

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Paleo Reeces Cups

Back on Valentines Day, I posted a paleo fudge; I thought I would make a play on that by making a paleo Reece's Cup. I am not usually a huge fan of these paleo treats because sugar is sugar, but on special occasions are justifiable reasons to “cheat."

Well, yesterday Erin finally told her...

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Slow Cooker Mango Curry Beef

This ended up being one of those great set it and forget it crock pot meals.  I started it on a Sunday morning when everything was going crazy with the kids, Erin and I running around with tons of errands and work to do that day.  I diced and sliced everything seared it off and turned...

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Why Fasting Glucose and HbA1C Are Not The Best Tests

Fasting Glucose and HbA1c Are Not The Best Tests

Your yearly trip to see the MD for 7 min and have him take a look at your blood work, may not be enough to determine your risks for diabetes, blood sugar abnormalities, and cardiovascular disease. 

I recently got asked about the health...

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