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The Best Lab Test For Leaky Gut

What Is The Best Lab Test For Leaky Gut? The large majority of my patients have been to at least a few other doctors before they enter my office, many have been to specialists and as such, they have lab work that I can review. When people tell me that their labs are “normal”, with confidence I can assure them that likely someone didn’t scrutinize the labs enough and that I will probably find a few things that will at least suggest a direction to [...]

Natural Treatments For PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)

Natural Treatments for PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) If you are female and have a menstrual cycle, its highly likely you have experienced some of the physical and emotional changes associated with monthly hormonal changes. But what about when the symptoms get more severe? Up to 40 percent of women experience moderate to severe premenstrual symptoms (PMS). While more complex, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is beginning to affect more and more women with reported rates up to 8 percent.   In my opinion, natural treatments for PMDD [...]

Natural POTS Treatment (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia)

5 Ways To Treat Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Naturally Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome or “POTS” was once classified as a rare “syndrome” but in reality, its incidence rate is increasing each year since 2004. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many answers when it comes to POTS in your traditional primary care or neurology clinic, though many of the known root causes and mechanisms are well known. In fact, a quick search reveals most of the aggravating factors though very few patients or doctors put enough [...]

Xero Shoes Hana Review

I hesitated a long time before purchasing a pair of Xero Shoes’ Hana shoes. I’ve been wearing Vivobarefoot shoes for many years and have enjoyed each pair for different reasons. To give you a better idea of my barefoot history, I have been wearing Vibram 5 fingers since around 2006 including their best pair ever made but not mass produced, the kangaroo leathers with no sole. Yes, there was a time when Vibram shoes were truly minimalist…but I digress. Now that I’ve put on a [...]

Chronic Neck Tension & Pain – The Missing Piece to The Puzzle

Chronic Neck Tension & Pain – The Missing Piece to The Puzzle Chronic neck tension is one of the most common complaints of individuals seeing chiropractors and physical therapists alike. Many people experience headaches due to chronic tension in their neck and upper back and don’t even know that the constant tension is the cause. If you feel chronic tension in your neck or you have those knots in your shoulder that no matter what you do, always return, then this article is for you. [...]

Fibromyalgia Natural Treatments and Functional Medicine Approach

Fibromyalgia Natural Treatments and Functional Medicine Approach Fibromyalgia is characterized primarily by widespread pain throughout your body.  The diagnosis is increasingly prevalent reaching up to 6 percent of the US population. Unique to fibromyalgia, 75% to 90% of cases are in women. Conventional treatments primarily focus on symptom reduction. If you have tried the traditional route and are ready for fibromyalgia natural treatments to look for the underlying sources of your health problems, then keep reading. Diagnosing Fibromyalgia – An Unspecific Group of Symptoms Diagnosis [...]

Natural Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatments and Root Causes

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Causes and Natural Treatment Irritable Bowel Syndrome aka IBS is the most common gastrointestinal disorder reported to general practitioners. Up to 20% of people in the WORLD suffer from IBS. While once talk about your digestion and bowel movements was shunned at the dinner table, soon enough it will be a common topic of conversation! I’m being somewhat facetious there, but truthfully talk about digestion, food sensitivities, gluten intolerance, gallbladder removal, etc. is becoming so common that even young children can tell [...]

Disaccharidase Deficiency Causes and Natural Treatment

If you have been diagnosed with disaccharidase deficiency and told that you need to avoid all lactose, maltose and/or sucrose, and you have been told your days of enjoying almost any food are all over, often this is not the case. Reversing non-congenital disaccharidase deficiency is something that can often be accomplished by paying careful attention to your symptoms and making necessary lifestyle changes. Being born with disaccharidase deficiency is very rare. So, if you made it past the first few years of life without having [...]

Natural Treatments For Bile Acid Diarrhea (aka Bile Salt Diarrhea)

If you are getting loose or watery stools that range from bright to dark green, you may have a gallbladder problem. Natural treatments for bile acid diarrhea are hard to find and the condition can be debilitating with little to no long-term answers from conventional medicine. You are not alone!! Many people experience increased frequency, increased urgency and even incontinence. Bile Acid Diarrhea or BAD can create embarrassing work place “emergencies” and even anxiety related to social events at places like restaurants or even limit [...]

SIFO – Small Intestine Fungal Overgrowth Symptoms and Treatment

Is SIFO or Small Intestine Fungal Overgrowth Smarter Than a Lab Test? For many years now, patients have been coming in to the office with digestive symptoms and yet all of their "advanced" lab tests come back within normal ranges.  Even with modern SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) testing, many breath and stool tests come back negative. Small intestine fungal overgrowth is often more common than SIBO, but it continues to go undiagnosed. Even worse, you may have a positive breath test result multiple times [...]

GERD, Acid Reflux and Heartburn Without Medication

Natural Treatment For GERD, Acid Reflux and Heartburn Americans spent more 13 billion dollars in 2006 on acid stopping medications.  Nearly 100 million Americans experience acid reflux at least 1 time per month and about 15 million struggle with acid reflux at least 1 time per day.  To put this in perspective, heartburn over-the-counter sales are about equal to over-the-counter sales of antiperspirants! Standard Treatment for GERD, acid reflux and heartburn is the use of an antacid to stop the production or neutralize the acid [...]

Food Sensitivities – Are You Super Sensitive?

Whatt Are Your Food Sensitivities? What are your food sensitivities?  Have you narrowed them down to 1 or 2?  When I ask patients what food sensitivities they think or know they are sensitive too, the #1 reply in my office is dairy.  After that, many patients go on to say how they can’t tolerate any grains, some fruits, most vegetables, sugar, lectins, nightshades and the list goes on.  If you think you or someone are in this boat, there is good news; you are likely [...]

The Low Estrogen Myth – Should I Really Add Hormones?

Are you a female over the age of 25 and having hormonal symptoms?  Maybe a little more estrogen will do the trick right?  Or is it your progesterone that is too low?  Essentially every blood hormone test I have reviewed, (I don’t run blood hormones, which I’ll cover later.) shows low estrogen.  How is it that every woman has completely stopped producing estrogen?  Ever wondered why hormone replacement therapy is all the rage right now? In this article we won’t go over whether or not [...]

Is there a CRPS treatment?

Is there a treatment for CRPS (RSD)? Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) aka RSD, reflex sympathetic dystrophy is one of the most challenging chronic pain conditions to experience as a patient and for many doctors the “protocol” is to refer to a pain management doctor almost immediately. The good news is that this doesn’t have to be the case all the time.  If you are searching for an alternative CRPS treatment, please keep reading. The intense debilitating pain from CRPS/RSD can be life altering and [...]

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