The Dangers of Amalgam Fillings

In my practice, I always perform oral exams on my patients. More often than not, I see those pesky “silver” fillings called Amalgam.  Its chemical composition consists of 50% silver alloy and 50% liquid mercury and has been the dental industry’s main filling material since the early 19thcentury. As you know, mercury is a toxic substance and is a health concern in many […]

Your Complete Guide to Causes of Constipation and Finding Relief – Part 5: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Is your constipation making you miserable? You are not alone. Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal disorder in the country, impacting everyone at some point in their life, and nearly 20 percent of the population. The problem with constipation is that it seems like a simple disorder that can easily be fixed with over the counter stool softeners and laxatives, but that […]

Your Complete Guide to Causes of Constipation and Finding Relief – Part 4: Metabolic Disorders – Thyroid & Diabetes

Though constipation seems like a simple discomfort that can be easily blamed on something you ate and readily remedied by over the counter stool softeners, it’s actually a condition that shouldn’t be taken so lightly. Recurring constipation is usually a sign of an underlying condition that could be very serious. Defined as less than three stool movements per week, constipation blocks new […]

Your Complete Guide to Causes of Constipation and Finding Relief – Part 3: Dysbiosis

Defined as fewer than three stool movements per week, constipation can be uncomfortable or downright painful for anyone. Feeling stopped up, bloated, uneasy, full or as though everything isn’t passing when going to the bathroom can distract from your day and negligence can lead to worse health issues. Constipation shouldn’t be taken lightly. When stool doesn’t pass fully through your digestive system […]

Your Complete Guide to Causes of Constipation and Finding Relief – Part 2: Low Bile Flow

Constipation is incredibly uncomfortable for those who suffer from being stopped up. Often you feel uneasy, bloated, full, as though everything isn’t coming out, and even nauseous. But constipation is more than discomfort. Stool that doesn’t pass fully through the digestive system actually rots and prevents absorption of nutrients from new food. Defined as fewer than three stool movements a week, it’s […]

Is Coconut Oil Still Good For You?

Yes. Coconut Oil Is Still Good for You. Here Are 4 Studies That Suggest Why. You’ve probably seen the coconut oil articles spreading around social media. With headlines like “Coconut oils isn’t healthy. It’s never been healthy” and “Coconut oil is out” it’s no wonder people are confused. These articles were spurred by an American Heart Association (AHA) report that revisited their dietary guidelines […]

Let’s Talk About Skin Health

Are you taking care of your skin this summer? Biking, boating, picnics, and other summer activities may present challenges for exposed skin. It is very important to give the body the tools it needs to protect itself against damaging free radicals. A proper nutrition for healthy skin includes: Fruits Vegetables Other sources of antioxidants, such as green tea, nuts, and dark chocolate […]

Your Complete Guide to Causes of Constipation and Finding Relief – Part 1: Low Stomach Acid (Hydrochloric Acid)

Constipation can be uncomfortable or downright painful if left untreated. You may experience few bowel movements, the sensation that everything isn’t coming out, small and hard stools, a swollen belly, pain or throwing up. But you’re not alone – an estimated 42 million Americans suffer from constipation, making it the most common gastrointestinal problem in the United States. When you experience constipation, it […]

Managing Seasonal Allergies

Those who suffer from seasonal allergies, especially during the spring time, know that it is around the corner. There are three major allergy seasons for outside allergens, which are: · Spring (starts February, tree pollen is the main culprit here) · Summer (caused mostly by grasses which release allergy-causing pollen. The typical grasses include Timothy, Johnson and Rye) and · Fall (weeds […]

Eliminate Indigestion with Ginger

Eliminate Indigestion with Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Ginger is an Asian spice well-known for its sweet and zesty zing. It has been shown that ginger reduces pain and inflammation and support metabolism and digestion. As a digestive aid, this root has been used in traditional herbal medicine to nourish and warm the digestive organs including the mouth, stomach, pancreas, and liver. Ginger stimulates […]