I’ve never been one to get overly excited about the latest and greatest “superfood” being pushed. It seems that much of the hype around the nutritional benefits of particular foods is really just clever marketing techniques. So, when I first heard about Moringa oleifera I...

While recently treating a new chiropractic patient with a neck injury, the patient happened to mention a few other ailments that he’d been dealing with for some time. The first was an ongoing right knee problem from two prior ACL surgeries and the second was...

Hippocrates once said "All disease begins in the gut." Much of that still holds true today in regards to gut health and the microbiota. I never imagined that I would be this fascinated with intestinal bacteria at this point in my professional life, however, I also...

Lately I’ve been having an increasing number of patients come to my office seeking guidance in the area of food sensitivities. Many have heard about the simple blood tests that help to uncover food allergies and sensitivities. I’ve devoted a great deal of time to...

In this column I plan to discuss the Paleo Diet from a physician's perspective. I first heard about the Paleo diet around 2009, and over the years my appreciation has grown from an interest in this ancestral way of eating to a newfound look on life....

  Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna Therapy Infrared Sauna therapy may be the best way to lessen the impact of our modern day physical and environmental stressors. As more and more research and studies are brought to the table depicting what’s good for us, what’s bad and what’s just...

Is anyone else concerned about our technology induced modern day poor posture? Not to sound old but I remember as a kid, my parents telling me how much more active they were when they were children. Looking back, I was an extremely active kid and was...

Intermittent fasting in conjunction with Paleo principles may just be the best approach for weight loss and improved health. For as long as my wife and I have been together, we’ve been on the same page nutritionally. As former bodybuilders (we actually met at a bodybuilding...

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I frequently attend advanced training modules hosted by the Institute of Functional Medicine. At the most recent module, on the subject of the immune system, I was provided information encompassing everything from the microbiome, inflammation, infections; to food and environmental...

Resistance of a Paleo Diet I recently attended a National symposium for physicians in the field of Sports Medicine. While a variety of presentations were offered, one of particular interest to me focused on “Nutrition for the Athlete” and was led by a Registered Dietitian who...