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What is Integrative Medicine?
A lot of people ask, "What is Integrative Medicine?" I often respond by describing it as a philosophy of care that aims to improve a patient's health rather than simply manage their disease. I tell them that folks come to us to improve their health in a way that gets them or keeps them off...
Four Mistakes to Avoid When Eating a Low Carb Diet
Four Mistakes To Avoid When Eating A Low Carb Diet Note: This Blog post is written by a guest blogger GladdMD.com. The opinions expressed on this post do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Dr. Gladd or GladdMD.com, and as such we are not responsible for the accuracy of the information...
Choosing the Right Multivitamin
There are very few multivitamins that I fully endorse. Most of them can be immediately discounted based on poor forms of the contained nutients or additives that do not promote health. Some common offenders: 1. FD&C dyes. Commonly seen in the popular, over-the-counter once daily multis. 2....
How Our Diets Have Changed
I've been doing a lot of research on nutrition and the history of the American diet recommendations. I find it interesting that there is a long history of support for a high-fat, low-carb nutritional focus (not just paleolithic long, more like early 20th century long), but the theory that fat...
Exercise Smarter, Less and with Better Success
Is your exercise regimen best suited for your health goals? If you are doing regular cardio and hope to lose body fat while preserving or increasing lean muscle it is not. We are now starting to understand that all of time on the road, the treadmill and the elliptical may be exactly why we...
The most successful patients
Our clients come to see us for a large variety of health concerns. The most common reasons are: Fatigue, digestive issues, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and anxiety/panic or depression. They have been in and out of the health care system over the years, been through lots of testing and are largely...
I had one of those warm and fuzzy moments this afternoon. I was part of getting five eight year-olds to eat all of their fruits and vegetables for lunch today. We live in the midst of a crisis. 1/3 of all children will be diabetic adults. 1/2 of kids in this country are overweight or obese....
Get your zzz’s, naturally
Everyone knows a good night’s sleep is a requirement for optimal well-being. A poor night’s sleep has an immediate impact on how one feels the next day, and multiple night’s of poor sleep can lead to major health problems from heart disease to cancer. Rather than focus on...
The relaxation breath
Breathing is one of the most powerful tools we have for promoting relaxation and calmness. So often we spend our days in short, quick rapid breathing. This is part of the fight-or-flight, stressed state that so often plagues our days. The body is composed of two opposing neurological systems,...
Sprouted wheat - is it better?
I get a lot of questions about sprouted grain breads, like Ezekial and if they are any better than typical wheat bread. My experience says that some people will be able to tolerate this better than regular old bread and the fiber content and density is definitely higher. I found this interesting...