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Essential Oils – A sampling of the available Science

There seems to be some controversy surrounding the use of Essential Oils for anything beyond relaxation for massage therapy or for making a room smell nice.  Their medicinal properties go largely overlooked by mainstream medicine and mainstream media.  I believe that this is, at least in part, due to the lack of financial interest in […]

Supplement Overload

Supplements have become a very big industry in the United States.   Americans spent over $20 billion on supplements in 2015 50% take multivitamins 1 in 5 adults takes an herbal supplement for some medical reason. This is a growing trend over the past couple of decades and the numbers are increasing with each passing […]

Type II Diabetes: Are You at Risk?

Here are some sobering statistics…   Do you know if you have Type II Diabetes? Pre-Diabetes? Insulin Resistance? Are you familiar with the difference? Are you at risk? Do you want to know? Pre-Diabetes and Insulin Resistance are on a continuum and are a significant risk factor for future development of Diabetes as well as […]

A Testimonial from a Patient

A Testimonial:   “I’ve had a stomach ache my entire life. I don’t remember a time when my stomach didn’t hurt.  I remember times when it got better for a while and I remember times of great stress when it became almost unbearable.  About 3 years ago was one of those times. I had recently […]

Your Doctor is No Super Hero

I say this title somewhat tongue-in-cheek, with mixed feelings, but it is beyond the shadow of a doubt that your physician is NOT a super hero. There was a time, not so long ago, when physicians were members of a revered profession.  We were respected and looked up to.  Individuals looked for our guidance and followed it […]

HomeMade Almond Milk

  Are you still drinking cows milk?  With all the problems of  conventional dairy, a great alternative is Almond Milk!  It’s a low glycemic alternative to rice milk and doesn’t cause problems with hormone levels like soy milk.  AND, Perfect with my No-Oatmeal “Oatmeal” Cookies!     Vanilla Almond Milk Ingredients: ~1 Cup organic Raw […]

No Oatmeal “Oatmeal” Cookie Recipe

Just like wheat, oats have been touted for years as a wonder “health” food.  Now that we know oats cross react with gluten due to processing which can still weak havoc on out gut lining, not to mention their ridiculous high carb count that brings you a nice sugar crash shortly after -they don’t seem so healthy?! […]


I have to say that I have pondered this question occasionally over the course of the past 2 1/2 years. The title I chose is paraphrased after the name of a country song from one of my favorite artists, but it fits accordingly.  I don’t obsess over it or anything but it crosses my mind, […]

The Wonderful World of Gluten-Free

Me and My Gluten Sensitivity I came to this funny conclusion a couple of years ago that I have a Gluten Sensitivity, likely of the non-celiac variety (NCGS).  This falls under the umbrella of “Gluten-Related Disorders”.  Hardly recognized by the conventional medical establishment (of which I am part of) and nothing that I had ever […]

A Topsy-Turvy Healthcare World: A Physician’s Perspective

It seems to me like everything is inverted upside down.  This is a rant, so be forewarned.     Medicine has now become so focused on numbers and statistics that we have lost our way.  The focus is now on outcomes and lengths of stay; turn-around times and number of patients seen per hour.  This is […]

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