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You got to be joking… food can do what???

People who don’t know me always look at me sideways when I suggest that what they’re eating might be the source of their problems. I would actually say that people who know me also look at me a little strange when I make this suggestion. And I’m not talking about just digestive problems. It really could be anything. Read more

How this stealth cause of fatigue can go undetected for years

More than 90% of the population is walking around with this unknowingly. It can affect much more than just your energy. Contributing to cancer, heart disease, skin irritations and conditions, digestive issues, and neurological conditions - unfortunately this can go on for 10, 20, even 30 years without being diagnosed. The amount of suffering caused by this across the population is immeasurable Read more

Why this common cause of fatigue is misdiagnosed 75% of the time

Why is it that most doctors don’t know how to properly test for this problem? And what if even when numbers fall in the normal range this can still be a problem - but your doctor probably won’t know? I have seen this affecting people, especially women suffering from painful fatigue unnecessarily for years because the problem may not show up in lab results. What is it? Read more

Here’s why you need to know the word iatrogenic

I was finishing my continuing medical education credits this weekend. I was flabbergasted by what I was hearing in this pharmacology webinar. The only conclusion I could draw is that most of the drugs that patients are prescribed are poisons. They may affect some small positive change, but cause 10 x more problems than they prevent. This diabetes drug I was learning about can cause gangrene and death. But the pharmacist who was presenting didn’t think it was necessary to tell his patients that - he said maybe only if the patient seemed paranoid - so he wouldn’t get in trouble later. And here’s why you need to know the word iatrogenic. Read more

Improve your overall health now with this one thing

Considered worse than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day - this is of utmost importance for your overall health. Contributing to diabetes, stroke, cancer, heart disease and a myriad of other health issues, this one thing can improve your health in countless ways. Read more

7 Reasons you may be feeling tired 

If you are tired a lot, you know what it’s like to be an energy chaser. And if you’re a mother, you definitely know what I mean. My kids are 8,11 and 14. So I’m not in the early stages of motherhood anymore, but I remember how it felt to be counting the minutes until they would go to bed or take a nap. Or think, “I must not like playing with my kids!” I used to think this and then I realized that when I did have lots of energy, it was just that I was tired!! It was a relief, but also a frustration that I had spent so much time struggling. What is the number one reason for fatigue in most people now? Men AND women? Read more

The tiny little speck that could be making you tired

I often ask my patients if this speck could be making them tired. Yet when it creeps up slowly on me, it always takes me a while to realize there is a real reason for my fatigue. And it could be the reason for yours too. The good thing is that once you know it’s there, you can do something about it. What is it? Read more

Here’s the most important reason to start prevention now

Did you know that you have about 95% control over your health outcomes? This means that whether you live a long healthy life OR NOT, is almost 100% in your hands. So when does it matter that you take control of your health to create the healthspan (how long you’re healthy while you’re alive) and lifespan that you desire? Read more

The best way to focus on being healthy…always.

If you’re reading this blog it’s very likely that you have an interest in your health. Do you exercise? Take supplements? Do gluten-free? Avoid dairy? Avoid sugar or refined oils? What is actually the most effective way to prevent disease? And it’s the same thing our forefathers would need to have focused on for robust health. Read more

Here is the secret human hunger driving your food choices

If you’ve been reading my blogs the last week or two, you know about the first 4 human hungers. Today we are on human hunger number 5. It’s why you get bored eating the same thing over and over. And it’s tightly linked to another human hunger. What is it? Read more