Patient's Dilemma Part II

“Why traditional doctors don’t work” Did you know that the United States makes up only 5% of the world population, yet we consume 50% of the medications produced in the world? Our society has become heavily dependent upon drugs because we are conditioned into believing that pharmaceuticals provide us with an easy and quick fix. If this were true, the …

Patient's Dilemma Part I

Does this sound familiar to you? You pick up the phone and an unanticipated sense of concern runs through your body as you hear someone from your doctor’s office say, “We have your lab results and the doctor needs to meet with you.” It was just a routine exam. What could possibly be wrong? Still confused, you apprehensively meet with …

My Experience with Dr. Hyman

I was recently able to attend the the Apply Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Conference. There is always so much to learn when Mark Hyman, MD is around! Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of chronic diseases that threaten to compromise the health of the world’s population and affect the effectiveness of the healthcare system. Rattling projections show that many of …

National Fatigue Syndrome Day

National Fatigue Syndrome Day Chronic fatigue symptoms are slowly becoming an epidemic in clinical practice, which is why I felt that today, National Fatigue Syndrome day, was a perfect day to address it. Fatigue is a very broad, and at times, vague description of symptoms that can range from a mild decrease in normal energy levels all the way down to life …

Diabetes vs Stroke and Heart Disease

From 1997 to 2011, the number of people aged 35 years or older with diabetes and with self-reported heart disease or stroke increased from 4.2 million to 7.6 million. In 2011, among people with diabetes aged 35 years and older and with self-reported heart disease or stroke, 5.0 million reported having coronary heart disease, 3.7 million reported having other heart …

People Initiating Treatment for ESRD-DM from 1980-2008

Number of People Initiating Treatment for End-Stage Renal Disease Related to Diabetes Mellitus (ESRD-DM), United States, 1980–2008 .  The number of persons who began treatment for ESRD-DM increased from over 2,600 in 1980 to 48,374 in 2008. The rate of increase in the number of new cases, however, has slowed since 1999. Year Number 1980 2644 1981 3982 1982 5203 1983 6096 1984 …

Reversing Type II Diabetes

Diabetes is caused when too much glucose stays in our bloodstream, either because we can’t properly use or make insulin, which is what the body uses to absorb these glucose sugars. Today, more than 25 million Americans suffer from Diabetes. Most of this population suffers from Type II Diabetes, which can be affected by diet, exercise habits, and other environmental …

How we check for Hypothyroidism

Did you know… 84% of Low Thyroid patients continue to have thyroid symptoms (Inability to lose weight, chronic fatigue, crushing depression, hair loss, brittle nails, mental fog, dry skin, poor sleep or insomnia, etc.) even though their labs are normal regardless of being on medication therapy The number one cause for their suffering is rarely ever checked for in the United …