Study confirms Organic is Better!

This following is an article that appeared in the LA Times and deserves to be re-posted. Most everyone, who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the “organic” section while grocery shopping, probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment. Yet the question of whether organic foods are in Read More

Exercise or Die!

“What fits your busy schedule better, exercising one hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day” – cartoonist Randy Glasbergen. This cartoon sits in my office and is often commented on by patients. It serves as a great ice breaker for when we start to discuss the topic of exercise. Every appointment with Read More

Nutritional Therapy for Mental Health

I recently spoke at the International Conference on IV Nutrition. One theme resonated again and again throughout the 4 days, which is “A Healthy Cell Means a (Mentally) Healthy Person.”     Whether we are talking about patients with fatigue (nutrient deficiencies), infections (like Lyme’s), mental health issues (like depression), or inflammation (like heart disease), Read More

Mold Toxicity — Home Sick Home

Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome – CIRS Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS), also known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS), is a combination of illnesses or aliments that are in direct relation with an individual’s place of work or home environment (i.e. mold toxicity). Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker was the first recognized leader in mold toxicities, having appeared Read More

The Cholesterol Report – Media Misinterpretation

The news media is hungry for new findings, and reporters often latch onto ideas from the scientific laboratories before they have been fully tested. Also, a reporter who lacks a strong understanding of the science may misunderstand or misreport complex scientific principles. To tell the truth, sometimes scientists get excited about their findings, too, and Read More

The Truth about Heart Disease in Women

If you are a woman who desires to be at your optimal health, working in conjunction with physicians focused on holistic and integrative medicine approaches, then this is a must read article for you. Heart disease is a term used to refer to diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. A more correct term Read More

Male Testosterone Pellets Therapy

Testosterone therapy Testosterone therapy for men is not new. In fact, pellet therapy for men has been around since the 1930s. Hormone replacement therapy by pellet implantation has been used with great success in the United States, Europe and Australia since 1938 and found to be superior to other methods of hormone delivery (Greenblatt 49, Read More

Hot Flash Havoc for YEARS!

Conventional wisdom is that hot flashes, which afflict up to 80 percent of middle-aged women, usually persist for just a few years. But hot flashes can continue for as long as 14 years, and the earlier they begin the longer a woman is likely to suffer, a study published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine Read More

The Testosterone Effect

In a recent article in Chicago Health Magazine, featuring yours truly and written by Patrick Kenney, we discussed the importance of testosterone on a man’s health. Here is the article: Testosterone is linked to men’s overall health, but levels decline with age and are lower in each new generation. Could male hormone replacement therapy provide Read More