Category Archives: Healthcare

Chiropractic and The Immune System

During these difficult times, communication is very important for our patients. While we as chiropractors understand the relationship of spinal adjustments for health and well being, perhaps some simpler explanation(s) may help them. The Science: The immune system is affected by the nerve system and the relationship between the endocrine and autonomic nervous system. Chiropractic […]

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional medicine is frequently referred to as 4-P healthcare; Personalized, Proactive, Preventative and Predictive. It is personalized lifestyle medicine for those committed to living a healthier lifestyle without pharmaceutical dependency. Functional medicine is a specialty of health care practice that evolved from physician’s desire to offer their patients a more proactive form of health care […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Answer to Obama Care

The field of medicine has made significant progress saving lives in the specialty of emergency medicine, trauma care, and in prolonging the lives of those with diseased or failing organs in the field of transplant surgery. Despite these milestone achievements, mainstreamed medicine has failed to successfully address the primary threat to Americans developed over the […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine

Modern medicine has made many incredible advancements, but despite all the technology and research, many people still suffer from pain, weight problems, mood disorders, and other chronic conditions that no doctor seems to be able to treat. This is where functional medicine comes into play. And gaining recognition and usage from a medical authority like the […]

Science Update – Infant microbiome predicts allergies and asthma later in life

According to a new study published this past Monday in Nature Medicine researchers link the gut microbiome of one month old infants to an increased risk of allergies and asthma later in life. This paper identifies that imbalances in the gut microbiome in at-risk infants causes immune dysfunction leading to a hyperactive immune system. Many […]

It’s Not All in Your Head – I had butterflies in my stomach.

He’s always had a nervous stomach. She was sick with worry. The English language is full of phrases that suggest a connection between the head and the stomach—or more precisely between the brain and the gastrointestinal tract. And certainly it doesn’t require a medical degree to understand that there does seem to be a link […]

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 […]