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Occasional articles about health, better living and the benefits of Applied Kinesiology.

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Dangers of Proton Pump Inhibitors

I posted this on my office Facebook page but thought it was important enough to post here too. Did you know that taking proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like nexium, prilosec and aciphex commonly prescribed for heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers have a very dark side? They work by interfering with your normal stomach secretions of hydrochloric [...]

By | May 20th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Folates and Colorectal Cancer

I recently had a patient come in expressing concern about folate, a B vitamin and colorectal cancer. A relative had told her that recent research had suggested the connection. She was concerned because she was taking a nutritional supplement I had recommended, 5-MTHF which is what your body converts folate or folic acid into before [...]

By | March 12th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Antibiotics Can Do More Harm Than Good

A study published in the most recent Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) documented another area where antibiotics can do more harm than good. "Researchers at Washington University's med school worked with a bunch of primary care doctors around St. Louis to test whether an antibiotic was any better than a placebo for the [...]

By | March 5th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Weight Loss Strategies that Don’t Work

Now that the holidays are over, a lot of people are thinking about losing some weight for the New Year. The time for new years "resolutions" may be a bit past which means now is the time to get serious about changes you want to make! I've been thinking about this topic for awhile now. [...]

By | February 24th, 2012|Categories: Health Articles|

Flawed Multivitamin Study?

Some of our patients have expressed concern regarding a recent study that makes a (fairly weak) association between post-menopausal women who take multivitamins and increased death rate. The short article below from Thorne Research addresses several flaws in the study and talks about why we should be careful about drawing conclusions from this study. Some [...]

By | October 19th, 2011|Categories: Health Articles|