Back pain is a common complaint in America, affecting almost 80% of American adults, according to the National Institutes of Health. The reasons for chronic back pain are varied, from not practicing good ergonomics when working at a desk job to a sedentary lifestyle, and it is a condition that you should never ignore or […]
Inflammation and Anxiety: Is There a Link?
Anxiety has become increasingly one of the most common symptoms I encounter in my office. This epidemic is affecting all ages and is much more common in teens and young adults then in the past. In the United States the rate of anxiety tripled in 2019 from 8.1%- 25.5%. These numbers are astounding, and you […]
Stop Fuelling Your Day With Caffeine: Best Detox Tips From Functional Medicine Doctor In Ojai
Ninety percent of Americans consume caffeine in one form or the other. Fifty percent of American adults consume 300 gms of caffeine at least once a day. It would be tough to recall a Hollywood movie opening with the shot of the protagonist waking up early in the morning to set the coffee machine on […]
The Complex Web of Autoimmunity
Autoimmunity has becoming increasingly more prevalent affecting more that 50 million Americans. This number is staggering considering not everyone that has symptoms goes to the Doctor or have even been diagnosed properly. There are now more than 100 known autoimmune diseases, and the list keeps on growing. One of the most common autoimmune diseases affects […]
Healthy Aging: How Can We Promote Longevity?
HEALTHY AGING: HOW CAN WE PROMOTE LONGEVITY? Now that I have entered my 6th decade of life I have given more thought on how to promote longevity. My concerns are not only memory and balance but actually how does my body look on the inside. Generally labs have been pretty good and so […]
Conditions like Leaky Gut, SIBO, H. Pylori, Hypochlorhydria or lack of digestive enzymes or bile salts can stimulate food sensitivities and autoimmunities. Gut health needs to be addressed to help heal the body and restore proper function. In part because 70% of the immune system resides in the gut. What is Leaky Gut? The gut […]