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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

  With the holidays upon us many of you may find the New Year brings with it the dread of gaining weight.  Yet it can be confusing just what to eat to avoid the seemingly inevitable holiday bulge.  The headlines are full of tips on “this diet” or “that diet”.  The medical literature banters backView Article
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Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is our nation’s official time for giving thanks, counting our blessings, and sharing kindness and courtesy to friends, family and even strangers. The spirit of gratitude, defined as “the quality of being thankful, or readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness” is a trait that should be cultivated each and every dayView Article
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Get to the Root Cause with Functional Medicine

Each disease has a cause and a treatment, or so we are taught in medical school. Identify the disease then prescribe the drug or perform the surgery. This approach works well for many things, such as an acute infection or appendicitis, and indeed Western medicine has done wonders in the areas of infectious disease, surgeryView Article
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Cancer Protocol

Every patient and every cancer is different, yet there are some common therapies that we have found helpful.  Our cancer protocol is simply meant to be a starting point for most patients. Cancer Development and Treatment Goals Read our article on Cancer Development and Treatment for general understanding of how cancer develops and goals ofView Article
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The Integrative Medicine Approach

To integrate is to “form, coordinate, or blend into a functioning or unified whole”. Integrative medicine blends together traditional Western medicine with Eastern healing traditions and other complementary and alternative therapies. It also integrates the patient as an active participant in their own treatment, with an emphasis on patient directed issues such as stress reduction,View Article
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How to Choose a Supplement

On June 19, 2002, the Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) contained a scientific review article by R.H. Fletcher, MD, MSc, and K.M. Fairfeld, MD, DrPH, which addressed the current debate regarding the use of vitamin supplements and the prevention of chronic disease in adults. After reviewing the body of evidence on this controversialView Article
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Anti-Microbial Soaps

With the rise of hospital and health care related infections, there has been a needed push to improve the frequency and effectiveness of hand washing by health care workers.  This has spilled over into the general consumer market with a plethora of anti-bacterial soaps and hand cleaners now available.  Enter 2020 with Covid and nowView Article
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Nebulized Peroxide and Glutathione

Using a nebulizer A nebulizer is a machine that blows air, or oxygen, through a solution of medication such that it “nebulizes” the solution for inhalation.  Put simply, it is like breathing in a mist that contains the medication. We commonly use nebulizers to administer medications for asthma.  A nebulizer is easier to use thanView Article
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Hormones for a Healthy Heart

What if we had a new medication that slashed the risk of the leading cause of death by about 50 percent? And what if that medication also helped prevent osteoporosis and dementia? That same medication is not a medication at all but rather one of our own hormones normally found in our body up untilView Article
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The Buzz on Botox and Fillers

The Aging Face As we age the face presents clear evidence of the years. Depletion of fat pads in the upper face leads to volume loss and causes the once youthful high cheekbone to disappear allowing the cheeks to drop, hollowness in the mid-cheek, sagging jawline and deep furrowing of the laugh lines, along withView Article
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