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WHAT REALLY CAUSES ULCERS!

WHAT REALLY CAUSES ULCERS!

Do you suffer from: acid reflux (Gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD), “over-acid” stomach, ulcer or gastritis? If so, take the test below and see how you score. Do your fingernails chip or break...

UNDERSTANDING DIGESTION-PART 2

UNDERSTANDING DIGESTION-PART 2

Disorders of the Stomach Stomach complaints number among the most frequent in our society and can be debilitating. Unfortunately for the unaware public, the diagnosis given and the treatments of...

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Allopathic (modern or western) medicine is by nature a reductionist philosophy, whereas Functional Medicine (a.k.a. Functional Nutrition or FN) takes the opposite approach, which can be termed...

Understanding Your Digestive System- Part 1

Understanding Your Digestive System- Part 1

The gastro-intestinal (GI) system extends from the brain to the rectum; it is one that is critical to health, but poorly appreciated. It communicates with the outside environment, and actually has...

VITAMIN D

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D, under-appreciated by the general public (not to mention the medical profession), it is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies; it really possesses hormone-like activity and is...

OSTEOPENIA & OSTOEPOROSIS

OSTEOPENIA & OSTOEPOROSIS

Osteopenia is defined as a condition of decreased bone density caused by greater bone loss (resorption) than bone creation. This is considered a milder form of bone loss that does not meet the...

VITAMIN D, ZINC, AND COVID

VITAMIN D, ZINC, AND COVID

Our public health officials recommendations of social distancing, face coverings and washing your hands to reduce the risk of becoming infected with Covid are well known.  Are there other things one...

Covid, Posture and General Health

Covid, Posture and General Health

Since March of 2020, most of us have endured a complete upending of our daily routines. Shelter in place has resulted many people working from home, with little or no preparation for this new...

Falling, Or Not Is Life Changing

Falling, Or Not Is Life Changing

By: Dr. Scott J. Heun We all fall. It’s part of learning to walk, and eventually run. If you are an athlete, or were, you no doubt have fallen many times when pushing yourself to your physical...

Thyroid Questionnaire

Thyroid Questionnaire

Before lab testing became available, physicians actually used their eyes and ears, listened to the patient’s history, and used their knowledge of the clinical picture of hypothyroidism to make a...

The Triage Theory of Aging

The Triage Theory of Aging

Occasionally, such a profound concept is developed; often by a single individual; that people must be informed of the discovery. Such is the case with the Triage Theory of Aging, as researched and...

Basal Metabolic Temperature Test

Basal Metabolic Temperature Test

What is a basal body temperature? (BMT). “Basal” means, “base,” and your basal temperature is your body temperature taken the very first thing in the morning before you’ve gotten out of bed. Once...

What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver Disease?

What is Non-Alcoholic Fatty liver Disease?

Do I have it & what can I do about it? It is well known that excess alcohol and hepatitis can cause serious liver disease, which can be fatal. What is much less appreciated is that you can have...

Implementing PACE Exercise

Implementing PACE Exercise

My last blog discussed the benefits of anaerobic exercise, also known as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). The PACE exercise program developed by Dr. Al Sears is a specific form of High...

Understanding the Keto Diet

Understanding the Keto Diet

You have probably read much conflicting information about the keto (also called ketogenic) diet. It is either the best thing since Swiss cheese or the worst since Limburger cheese. Let's set the...

The Trouble with TSH Part 1

The Trouble with TSH Part 1

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know that just ain’t so” - Mark Twain, quoted from Hypothyroidism Type 2, by Mark Starr Does this scenario sound familiar? You...

The Trouble with TSH Part 2

The Trouble with TSH Part 2

The trouble with TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone), or more specially, with your doctor relying solely on TSH to completely assess thyroid physiology, is that it happens to be extremely complex and...