Diet and Nutrition

Understanding the crossroads of diet and disease, and the role of nutrition in both the creation and elimination of disease, is both practical and instructing. It is practical in the way that it is the most powerful clinical tool in preventing and treating disease. It is instructive because food plays a key role in every […]

Back Pain and Sciatica

Any type of joint problem is caused by muscle dysfunction. Muscles move bones not the other way around. It is most important to diagnose the weak or inhibited muscle as opposed to the painful muscle if we want to fix the actual problem. All too often doctors like to chase the pain rather than look […]

Impaired Mitochondria Function – Modifiable Factors of Aging

Nineteen percent of men report that they are tired and 30 percent of women report that they are tired. The mitochondria is the part of the cell that produces ATP (the bodies chemical form of energy). It produces ATP approximately 1000 times per day. Ninety-five percent of energy production is done by the mitochondria. There […]

Chronic Stress – Modifiable Factors of Aging

What exactly is stress? Stress can come in many forms, it could be emotional stress, chemical stress (toxicity), electromagnetic stress, physical stress, or anything else that elicits a stress response in the body. It doesn’t matter what kind of stress you have, your body perceives them as all the same. Stress has many effects on […]

Faulty Methylation – Modifiable Factors of Aging

Methlylation is what occurs when your body takes one substance and turns it into another, so it is detoxified and can be excreted from the body. Methylation is a process that occurs one billion times per second, it takes place in the liver during phase two detoxification. A methyl group is a carbon atom with […]

Chronic Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can be seen in many common diseases such as chronic pain conditions, arthritis, autoimmune disorders to name a few. There are three primary causes of inflammation: trauma to the tissues, toxicity causing damage to tissues, and nutrient insufficiencies that create weaker tissues, and therefore cause tissue breakdown. When tissues breakdown many chemicals are […]

Detoxification – Modifiable Factors of Aging

According to the Journal of Clinical Chemistry 1996, the seven symptoms of chronic poisoning are fatigue, sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal distress, headaches, allergy symptoms, confusion, and anxiety. You might wonder what the poison is? It’s toxicity. Every chemical reaction in your body produces toxins in the form of acid, which we measure with the BTA. Your […]

Diabetes and Insulin Resistance – Modifiable Factors of Aging

Poor blood sugar management, also known as dysglycemia or insulin resistance, is an epidemic problem in our society today. It is estimated that 25% (60 million Americans). of the non obese, non diabetic population have some degree of insulin resistance (hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia). The biggest contributing factor to dysglycemia is the amount of refined carbohydrates […]

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with prevention and underlying causes instead of symptoms for serious chronic disease. It is a science-based field of health care that is grounded in the following principles: Biochemical individuality describes the importance of individual variations in metabolic function that derive from genetic and environmental differences among individuals. Patient-centered […]