The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D Deficiency - Dr. Steven Rudack, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

The dangers of Vitamin D deficiency is critical for numerous healthy body functions. This vitamin is so ubiquitous, that many current researchers have discussed considering vitamin D as a hormone. Bone density deficiency (osteoporosis or osteopenia), mood disorders (anxiety or depression), fatigue, difficulty sleeping, brain fog, cardiac arrhythmia, cancer, weaken immune system function, severe asthma […]

Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

Functional Medicine by Dr. S. Rudack, Chiropractor

When your physician runs routine blood work it will typically include glucose(sugar) level measurement. Far to often the glucose levels are determined to be “within the normal range” (typically under 100), which would suggest no concern. However, if your doctor does not measure insulin levels, and most do not, there may a completely different story. […]

The Microbiome, Stress Hormones & Gut Function

Microbiome Stress Hormone by Dr. S. Rudack

Over the past few decades researchers have worked to unravel the delicate connections between the human gastrointestinal microbiota, (the trillions of inherited bacteria within of intestinal tract), and the brain and the mounting evidence suggesting that psychological stress affects gastrointestinal function. Research suggests that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) May be a stress-sensitive disorder. Some research […]

Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Specialists - Dr. S. Rudack

Cholesterol lowering drug may significantly increase a persons risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study from Finland suggests. Researchers found that statins were associated with over a fifty percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes even after adjusting for other factors. Statins appear to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in […]

Neurogastroenterology & Dysfunctional Digestion

NEUROGASTROENTEROLOGY, a subspecialty of gastroenterology, studies the overlap of brain and gut function. In 2017, for the first time, UCLA researchers established an association between gut microbiome (the trillions of bacterial viral and fungi cells that live within our colon) and the brain. This relationship is often referred to as the Gut-Brain Axis. Additional research […]

Periodontal Disease May be an Initiator of Alzheimer’s

Long-term exposure to periodontal disease bacteria causes inflammation and degeneration of brain neurons in mice that is similar to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in humans, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings, which are published in PLOS ONE, suggest that periodontal disease, a common but […]

New study demonstrates the impact of sleep disturbance on cognitive decline

Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) are a group of conditions that cause mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or dementia. These conditions affect one’s ability to function socially, personally, and professionally. It’s important to recognize that Alzheimer’s disease begins long before symptoms start just like many other conditions. There is evidence that simple prevention strategies can […]

Cardiovascular Risk Among Masters Athletes

“Despite their high fitness level, masters athletes can exhibit elevated cardiovascular risk and possess CVD.” (Morrison et al, 2018) It’s easy to assume that the people we see jogging or cycling on trails or along the road are in good health—especially cardiovascular health. After all, that’s exactly what that kind of exercise is typically recommended […]

New Case Report Demonstrates Beneficial Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Type 2 Diabetes

Intermittent fasting has become increasingly popular the past few years to support weight loss, insulin resistance, and aging. However, there have been limited human clinical studies. In a recent case report published in BMJ Case Reports, researchers demonstrated the effectiveness of intermittent fasting to reverse insulin resistance. In this case report, 3 men between the […]

Antibiotics & the Altering of the Human Microbiome

Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs among all age groups. From sniffles to sepsis, antibiotics are the gold standard drug of choice. At one time they were considered a miracle drug, but today, we must ask if this “miracle” has become a Trojan horse. The birth of antibiotics is often cited with the […]