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Allergies, Common Food Allergies and Allergy Symptoms

June 4th, 2013

If you watch television during the spring and fall, eventually you will see a commercial showing someone all “stuffed up” and miserable from allergies.  Following this they take an anti-histaminic medication and before long they are running through a pollen laden field with a big smile on their face implying their freedom from symptoms.  What […]

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Paleo Better than Traditional Government Sponsored Recommendations about Food

March 21st, 2013

I’m not sure about you, but I think it is time to question the RDA / standard food guide pyramid.  Let’s look at a couple of things.  Diabetes is out of control.  In the last 30 years there has been a noted increase in those diagnosed, and within the last 10 years the numbers have […]

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If I go Paleo, How am I going to make a Sandwich?

March 20th, 2013

“If I give up bread, what am I going to do about sandwiches?”  The answer may be easier than you think.  Simply, you don’t eat them.  This is a question I get from patients often.  There is no doubt about it, we are creatures of habit.  We don’t desire to change in general.  And the […]

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What Do I Eat to Feel Full? (Feeling Satiated on the Paleo Diet)

March 19th, 2013

The path to change can be difficult at times.  Nowhere is this probably more evident than when it comes to food.  As many become more aware of their health, they realize that food has a role to play.  We are indoctrinated with ideas about making the best food choices.  These ideas range from antiquated FDA […]

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Functional Medicine as a Primary Intervention for Fatigue

March 18th, 2013

I am amazed at the number of people walking around fatigued.  So often my patients are telling me that they are tired.  Many of them are not using this as a generic statement, but rather expressing to me their fatigue from what appears to be morning through evening.  For those that don’t experience constant lethargy […]

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New Pharmaceutical Omega 3’s Are Not the Best Choice

March 15th, 2013

Recently I was in the office of a fellow clinician when I was asked if I had heard about the new pharmaceutical fish oil Vascepa.  At the time I was not familiar with the product.  The other doctor recalled the presentation he had been given on the product and reviewed a few of the highlights.  […]

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Functional Medicine Promotes Weight Loss

March 15th, 2013

Years ago Houston took the title of the nation’s fattest city.  We have thankfully since lost that crown, but weight management still remains a serious issue for many.  I remember thinking how did I, a person focused on health and wellness, end up in a city that was so unhealthy.  After some thought, I realized […]

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Functional Medicine Linked to Finding Cause of Mysterious Symptoms

March 14th, 2013

Patients frequently come to my office in the Houston area telling me about their efforts to find a solution to their ailment.  Often these ailments have been present for a long time.  My patients express to me the distress that they have encountered, habitually being told that nothing is wrong when clearly my patient has […]

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Functional Medicine Depends on the Paleo Diet

March 13th, 2013

Among the many topics that I talk with my patients about, there is one thing that I bring up frequently.  I am sure I drive them crazy talking about it so much.  But it is for their benefit.  They have to know about it.  If they don’t, I am not giving them the information that […]

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Do you know what Functional Medicine Is?

March 12th, 2013

If you have not heard of functional medicine, it won’t be long before you do.  This is the form of medicine that I have been practicing for over the last decade.  The results are astounding and it is finally starting to catch on and get the attention it deserves.  I often hesitate to use a […]

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