Do you have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep? Have you already been diagnosed with insomnia? Or is it a constant worry about your family, job, or the list of a million things you need to do keeping you awake? If you’re done counting sheep, try these tips.
You’re always encouraging your kids to get away from the game systems and phones and go play outside. But you never seem to heed your own advice. Spending time outdoors is one of the most important things you can do for your mind and your body. And best of all it’s FREE!
There's a long-standing debate on whether the sunlight is actually good or bad for you. Lately, it seems the argument is favoring the dangers of sunlight. How too much time in the sun leads to premature aging and wrinkles. There's even a misconception that spending too much time in the sun causes skin cancer. Most health professionals will agree that sunlight is useful for your body as it creates Vitamin D, however, it is rarely discussed that sunlight has many therapeutic effects on your immune system, nervous system, and hormonal systems.
Lately, it seems that fish oil is synonymous with heart health. Medical professionals are recommending that you take it as a daily supplement to fortify your health and well being, however the vast majority of these practitioners are no better than “snake oil salesmen” as they are unaware of the full metabolic effects of “snake”/fish oil.
One of the most common questions that patients ask me is, "what can I do to age gracefully?" While there is no true "fountain of youth" or a magic pill, there are many things you can do to slow down the aging process and age more gracefully. My holistic approach can help you feel stronger, more energetic, and healthy regardless of your age. While my treatment plan will vary by sex, personal composition and goals, the core principles are still the same.
Are you suffering from an immune system response to mold? Are you genetically predisposed to biotoxin illness (HLA susceptible)? For those of you who have the defective gene, your chances of having a mold illness (or other biotoxin illness) goes up enormously. In fact, research by Dr. Shoemaker, a leader in this field, has found that 95% of his biotoxin illness patients have one or more of these defective genes.
As described by the American Telemedicine Association, telemedicine is the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology, in most cases, a mobile app that allows health care providers to treat patients remotely via video chat. The intention of telemedicine is a good one, expanding access to healthcare for patients who are in remote areas, offering a convenient alternative for someone who would not normally take time out of their busy schedule to seek treatment, and idealistically cut down on travel and expenses. However, at what point and cost is technology impeding our quality of healthcare?
Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) is a chronic condition of inflammation related to excessive stress on your immune system, nervous system and endocrine system (INE). Oftentimes the underlying cause of this stress is some form of biological toxin. If you are suffering from symptoms such as fatigue, muscle and joint pain, cognitive problems (brain fog), gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, irritable bowel), unstable body temperature, unexplained rashes, dizziness and vertigo, headaches, red and burning eyes, hormonal problems, sleep issues, and unexplained weight gain, you may be suffering from CIRS.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a chronic condition where you will suffer from severe and painful emotional stress as well as physical symptoms when “triggered” to remember past traumatic experiences. These triggers can include people, places, sounds, pictures, music, smells, thoughts and even many common everyday situations that can evoke a myriad of disturbing feelings and thoughts.
This time of year, many of you are traveling, traveling for work, summer vacations, college visits, or some other purpose. The last thing you want is for you or your family to get sick or develop symptoms while away from your home. Being “on the road” presents many challenges towards your goal of maintaining healthy habits. The following tips are included to help you reduce your chances of getting sick while traveling.