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Holistic Treatment Options for SIBO

SIBO is a digestive condition that can be difficult to manage. It can be challenging to find the right treatment for SIBO, especially when there are many holistic options. Some practitioners may use supplements, elimination diets, and stress management tools. If you have tried all of these and still suffer from chronic symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, and constipation (or if your symptoms come and go), it might be time to see a Functional Medicine specialist.

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

WHAT IS OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE So, as you know, I am a doctor. I went to medical school, completed a residency in family medicine, and even did a special residency or what’s known as a fellowship, in Sports Medicine. In addition, I’m a D.O. which stands for Doctor of Osteopathy, opposed to an M.D. which stands for Medical Doctor. I get this question all the time… WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A D.O. AND AN M.D.? So

THE P-WORD

The P-word. And no, I’m not talking about poop; I’m talking about posture. The first thing that usually comes to mind when one thinks of posture is your mom or teacher telling you to sit up and stop slouching. Once we are adults, the habit has been ingrained in us and we not only feel guilty for not listening, but we blame any pain we have in our back on bad posture. So we tell

DIAGNOSIS

The obvious question that patients want answered when they see me is, what is wrong with me? Usually tacked onto that question as well is, what is my diagnosis? Anyone that has come to see me, or chatted with me will know that I’m not a big fan of putting a diagnosis label on things. This is mostly because I don’t think that the diagnosis terms we use in medicine help me to treat a

MATTRESSES

Last week the wife and I finally decided to take the plunge and get a new mattress. Now, in case you have not had to buy a new mattress in recent year (which means you probably either have a really nice one or you should actually be getting a new mattress), there’s a whole science to the mattress technology. Do you want coils or do you want memory foam? Are the coils spring or some

DIGEST AND DETOX FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Oh the holidays! You either love them or hate them. There is rarely any gray area. But one thing is almost certain, everybody feels sluggish after the holidays are over. And, most people feel the same way about dieting as they do about the holidays themselves, either you love them or you hate them. So why not talk about how to digest your food instead of dieting through the holidays.  Seems a little easier to

I GOT HIT BY A CAR!

The Once over Friday, 2:30pm About 2 hours ago, I was hit by a car on my bike ride.  The way appeared clear and he came out of nowhere and before I knew it, I’m flying over the car and hit the ground.  I’ll be totally honest.  My first thought was, “how’s my bike?”  I should also mention that as far as I could tell, I didn’t sustain any injuries.  I don’t think I hit my head.  I thinnnkkk I might

TIS THE SEASON TO BE SNEEZIN’

“That’s my friend Paul Pfieffer. Paul was allergic to everything. Wayne used to say he was even allergic to his own snot.” – Kevin Arnold..The Wonder Years first episode ALLERGIES… Allergies just stink. I mean on the one hand you can’t breathe, you can’t smell anything, you feel like your forehead is going to explode, and your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet. On the other hand, you don’t feel fever, aches, or chills, and you’re not…sick. So what’s

WALK TO THE MAILBOX

“Hypertension Stage 1 is when blood pressure is consistently ranging from 140-159/90-99 mm Hg. At this stage of high blood pressure, doctors are likely to prescribe lifestyle changes and may consider adding blood pressure medication” – American Heart Association Recommendations on Blood Pressure. In medicine, we have this whole “diet and exercise” recommendation. “Try some diet and exercise and follow-up in 4 weeks and if your blood pressure or cholesterol or blood sugar is still elevated,

WHAT I DO WHEN MY KID HAS A COLD (PART 2: TREATMENT)

Repost Okay, so inevitably it happens that your kid comes across a virus then loses sleep and then eats a gummy worm and he or she gets sick.  Now what do you do?  I want to give you 10 recommendations you can do to help your child feel better while they are fighting off what normally is a virus and shorten the days of symptoms.  Normally with these methods, our kids feel better in about

WHAT I DO WHEN MY KID HAS A COLD

Several days ago our daughter gets a fever and is complaining of a sore throat. We discovered that she got into some gummy worms right before she started feeling ill (kids can be so sneaky!)  After berating ourselves sufficiently for not throwing those gummy worms away when we should have, we immediately implemented “Operation Get My Kid Better.” In this 2-part series I want to discuss some of my high-yield methods for dealing with a

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