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How strong is your immune system

Do you have a hyper or hypo immune response?

By Total Health

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve received some questions from our community about what to do differently if you have an overactive or underactive immune system. First, I think it’s best to take a step back and ask, “How do you know you have an overactive or underactive immune system?” There are some situations that have a high…

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Digestion Herbs

By Digestion and Digestive Disorders, Total Health

The Power of Digestive Herbs… And Which Ones Matter Most   Digestion… The under-appreciated process that drives life and well being. Digestion begins once food enters the mouth, where chewing and saliva start the break down process. A quick swallow and consumables are sent to the stomach, ready for the real action to commence. As the acids and enzymes transform…

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How To Correctly Test For Adrenal Fatigue

By Total Health

Often new patients come into our practice complaining of tiredness, where the alarm disturbs rather than wakes and getting up and ready for each day is difficult. Coffee is reported as an indispensible best friend, although it doesn’t ease the brain fog or poor memory. Energy slumps snatch their focus at around 3-5pm and 7-10pm, yet if they stay up…

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Vitamin K The Secrets of the Forgotten Nutrient

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Vitamin K… Have you heard of this potent health improving nutrient? Chances are you may not have. While research into vitamin K has expanded over the last eight decades since its discovery in 1935, leading to a greater understanding of the importance of this nutrient and insights into the variety of effects it has in our bodies, it is still…

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Digestion

By Digestion and Digestive Disorders, Total Health

Best Practices For Optimal Stomach Acid & Digestion Sometimes bloating, belching or heartburn after a meal is nothing but a fleeting irritation, but all too often it becomes a chronic problem. When patients feel overly full, develop severe heartburn, continually bloat or belch, or their doctor diagnoses them with gastrointestinal disease, something is clearly amiss. The Digestive System & Immunity…

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Benefits of Collagen and Gelatin.

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Collagen vs. Gelatin: Health Benefits & Differences People often refer to collagen and gelatin interchangeably, but they’re not the same thing. They do come from the same sources such as skin, tissue, and bones, and they are both proteins with health benefits. However, they also have specific properties. Similarities Between Collagen & Gelatin Collagen and gelatin have identical amino acid…

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US Health Care is Broken!!!

By Total Health

The us health care system is broken. Special interest groups are controlling public policy and we suffer. Functional medicine is the health care of the future ( I hope and pray) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/10/americans-sicker-die-younger

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No more Twinkies !! Mixed feelings.

By Total Health

I just read that Hostess is closing down. As a kid I loved Twinkies and Ho Ho’s and do not forget wonder bread, so there is a powerful nostalgia built into me. As an adult with children and a doctor with chronically ill patients I see the harm that these products cause our population. The important point that came to…

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