Probiotics are very popular now and seem to be everywhere. There are also many claims out about what probiotics can and cannot be used for. (Check out the skinny on probiotics here.) I think using probiotics are great for many things, however, I also advocate for their appropriate use. One current controversial use of probiotics […]Read More Probiotics are Not a Cure-All
I came across this new update about autism recently. Screening tests for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) should be interpreted on a case by case basis and in the context of overall development of the child. There was a recent prospective cohort, 228 of >68,000 children who screened negative for ASD at age 18 months were […]Read More What to do with a Negative Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorder
The New Year comes around and it gets people thinking about resolutions. Hence, people have been asking me about the “keto diet” a lot lately, so I decided to make a blog post on the topic. What is keto? The goal of the ketogenic (commonly referred to as keto) diet is to create a state […]Read More To Keto or Not to Keto? (Or eat Taquitos?)
The following information is from CDC website’s and it’s astonishing: Drug overdose deaths continue to increase in the United States. From 1999 to 2017, more than 700,000 people have died from a drug overdose. Around 68% of the more than 70,200 drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid. In 2017, the number of overdose deaths […]Read More If anyone needs help, I’m here!
One of the most common causes of foot and heel pain is called plantar fasciitis. The pain is caused by inflammation of the tissue (plantar fascia) that are at the bottom of the foot and connect the heal bone to the toes. For most people the pain is worse when they start walking. As with […]Read More Inexpensive and simple tips to treat your foot pain
According to a recent randomized controlled trial practicing the Chinese martial art of Tai Chi may help reduce the symptoms of fibromyalgia. The study compared the symptom relief after a person practiced Tai Chi to the symptom relief after a person practiced aerobic exercise. Specifically, “Tai chi mind-body treatment results in similar or greater improvement […]Read More Can Tai Chi really help your fibromyalgia?
The Department of Health and Senior Services has updated their website! They are assigned with implementing the provisions of Amendment 2 regarding medical marijuana. This includes but is not limited to: Issuing registrations to qualified patients and their primary caregivers. Licensing and certification of medical marijuana cultivation facilities. Licensing and certification of medical marijuana dispensary […]Read More Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) in Missouri
Weight control and weight loss is an obtainable goal! A person being overweight is a condition as old as civilized man. The health practitioners in ancient Greece were the first in Western medicine to site the problem. The source of the Hippocratic oath, Hippocrates, first recognized obesity as a medical condition. There are older examples […]Read More Get ready for the holidays: weight control (and even weight loss!)
We in the health community focus on your “diet”. You are what you eat! “This is what you eat?” (Insert an image of any type of processed food. This is not healthy for you.) “This is what you should eat.” (Check out my Anti-Inflammatory Lifestyle!) And we should. The majority of chronic healthcare issues in […]Read More Mindfulness Living
Everyone is different and will respond differently to yoga. I encourage my patients practice yoga if they so desire. Below are some potential benefits from doing yoga. Fitness – Yoga can help improve your overall fitness. This will depend on the type and duration of your routine. Strength – Yoga can increase a variety of measures of […]Read More What are the Health Effects of Yoga?