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Nutrition and Immunity

Dr. Steven Rudack, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Las Vegas, NV

During the flu season or times of illness, people often seek special foods or vitamin supplements that are believed to boost immunity. Vitamin C and foods like citrus fruits, chicken soup, and tea with honey are popular examples. Yet the design of our immune system is complex and influenced by an ideal balance of many […]

Does the Stress Hormone Cortisol Correlate with Increased Morbidity?

“This stress is killing me is more true than you may believe!” The adrenal hormone cortisol impacts nearly all the body’s systems. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day, normally peaking in the morning hours and bottoming out at night. In studies, deviations from this pattern are associated with signs and symptoms of adrenal dysfunction. One […]

AN URGENT AND SINCERE MESSAGE TO MY PATIENTS

I hope this post finds you and your loved ones healthy. For the past few months the COVID-19 pandemic has consumed our thoughts. I will get right to the point. In the absence of a medical treatment for this disease, peace of mind may be yet to come. If you have co-morbid illness(s), such as […]

Four Ways to Support Immune Health

A happy immune system is an important component of wellness. In light of the recent flu outbreak associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the task associated with supporting immune health has become increasingly significant. Avoiding illness is not always possible, but there are several steps healthcare providers can help patients put in place to support immune […]

Discounted Telemedicine Consults

This message is from Dr. Joel Evans, one of the department heads of functional medicine at The Cleveland Clinic. His recommendations were also emailed to my patient on March 18. Please contact my office to schedule a fifteen minute telemedicine conference and we will discuss your specific recommendations. These call fees will be discounted. Call […]

To My Valued Patients & Friends

The following immune system enhancing products will be available at my office next week. I would like to request that you order online or kindly call for your purchase and pay by phone to limit person to person contact. There is a limited supply for now. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Zinc A.G. […]

Understanding Organics, GMOs and Pesticides

Understanding Organics, GMOs and Pesticides

Part of a healthy lifestyle includes eating fresh, high-quality, minimally processed foods. The difference can be significant in the quality of your life and the onset of chronic degenerative diseases and even cancer. ORGANIC vs. CONVENTIONAL I know there are some skeptics out there that may not believe that organic foods have an influence in […]

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. […]

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 […]

Why You Crave Cookies and Not Apples

by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP on March 1, 2015 Throughout your addiction journey, have you ever wondered why you’re so drawn to certain foods and beverages, especially ones that are grab-and-go, quickly microwaveable, or those that you can score at a drive-through window or convenience store? Funny how it’s not tuna on a bed […]