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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]