Fatigue

The signs and symptoms of Fatigue are sometimes hard to see and are difficult for patients to communicate but they include feeling tired, lethargic, dizziness and headaches.

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Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being ā€œhealthy,ā€ but this is not necessarily true. Recent studies show that skinny people who eat everything in sight yet never gain a pound are at an increased risk of developing cancer, diabetes, fatty liver disease, and heart disease. Let’s take a closer look at […]

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Varicose Veins and Erectile Dysfunction

As different as they sound, the development of varicose veins (men and women) and erectile dysfunction (ā€œE.D.ā€ in men) are often of the same origin. Having one or both of those issues may signal underlying nervous system damage caused by metabolic inflammation. Fortunately, nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical answers may help both of these health issues. What is

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ADD, ADHD, Brain Fog and MCI are Due to Low Brain Blood Pressure

How are ADHD and Brain Fog associated with your autonomic nervous system? Well, the ANS regulates how your body functions, and it controls blood pressure and heart rate. When your nervous system fails to supply adequate blood pressure to the brain, you now have a little less oxygen than your brain needs to function fully

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Lightheadedness, Headaches and Fatigue

Recurrent or Chronic Headaches and Fatigue Many patients with symptoms of lightheadedness, recurrent or chronic headaches, or chronic fatigue are often suffering from inadequate blood flow to the brain and scalp muscles that results in inadequate oxygen levels in neurons and scalp muscle, respectively.Ā  Many of these patients have been evaluated by their primary care

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The Magical Health Qualities of Olive Oil

Did you know you can consume one food daily with cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, weight control, and anti-aging characteristics, which also fight food-borne inflammation? As an internal medicine physician, I recommend the daily consumption of extra virgin olive oil as a core component of a healthy, low-inflammation lifestyle. Olive oil is not only anti-inflammatory, but it

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Your Immune System and Limiting Your Risk to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Because of my experience, frankness, and extensive history researching and treating individuals with HIV infection, I have been asked by many friends and patients about the Coronavirus and how one may improve their immune systemā€™s capacity to fight off infections. The best way to avoid infection with coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimize the virusā€™s impact if

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Intense Stress Can Damage the Heart: Takotsubo Syndrome

There is growing scientific evidence that stressful situations, emotional stress, and physical overload can damage how the heart functions. This can lead to various heart problems, including having a heart attack, developing an abnormal heart rhythm pattern, or developing congestive heart failure.Ā  Any of these problems can result in broken heart syndrome and ultimately lead

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Brain Fog

Do you occasionally have ā€œbrain fogā€?Ā  There are ways to reverse it without medication. Brain fog is a term used to describe times when someoneā€™s brain does not function correctly.Ā  Like a fog rolling in from the sea, something changes the way their brain functions. They notice an inability to focus on what they need

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High Omega-3, Low Omega-6 Diets Help Brains Recover

A growing body of scientific studies are suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids found in nuts, flax, wild fish, and grass fed beef can lead to the reduction of abnormal inflammation and restore a wide variety of cellular functioning within the body. A recent study has shown that long term omega-3 fatty acid supplementation coupled with

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Gluten Intolerance is All in Your Head (i.e., Brain)

For many of us, gluten intolerance is ā€œall in our headā€.Ā  The key to the problem is silent Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction in our brain.Ā Ā  Gluten is a protein molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye.Ā  Gluten gives dough elasticity, helping it rise and often gives food a chewy texture.Ā  Some individuals become sick eating

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Menopause is Permanent PMS

Some women suffer for decades after menopause. But what if we approach it like a traumatic brain injury or a concussion? What if relief lies in repairing the brains and nervous systems of these women just like repairing the brains and nervous systems of male pro-athletes? There are new treatments for postmenopausal women, turning off

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Breakfast is Not Your Friend

Fasting and the Elimination of Breakfast Breakfast is often referred to as the ā€œmost important meal of the dayā€.Ā  But is it?Ā  An increasing number of studies suggest otherwise. Our metabolism may work best when we eat in a 6 to 8-hour window during the later portion of the day.Ā  Metabolic mechanisms are turned on

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Suffer from Intestinal or Digestive Distress ?

  Do you have intestinal distress (constipation, diarrhea, frequent urination), excessive bloating or cramping after meals, food intolerance, anxiety, skin disruptions (eczema, rosacea), chronic pain, or recurrent UTI/bladder/strep infections? Or do you have a sour stomach if you miss meals, wake up feeling nauseated, get heartburn after certain foods, or have unusual patterns of hair

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Always Look For The Cause Beyond the Label

I was given important advice during my residency by my mentor Hans Einstein, the nephew of famed physicist Albert Einstein. He taught me to ignore the labels attached to patients. Labels like Irritable Bowel, Anxiety, Stroke, Alzheimerā€™s, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Fibromyalgia or Autism were originally intended to help researchers understand a particular

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Which Happens First? ….. Bad Thyroid or Bad Bacteria?

Why do so many women have thyroid problems? Surprisingly, it looks like thyroid problems are closely tied to an overgrowth of intestinal bacteria. This opens up a new set of treatment options that makes one ask which problem happened first, the bad thyroid or bad bacteria? By age 65, roughly 10% of women develop low

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Broken Mommies

The Autonomic Nervous System of many women breaks during pregnancy and if left untreated the damage may linger for a lifetime; I call them ā€œBroken Mommiesā€. Autonomic injury is why Broken Mommies are unable to regain their pre-pregnancy health and suffer from foggy brains and poor memory, ADD, dizziness, chronic hunger and weight gain, intestinal

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Emotional Concussions; Real Damage Like a Car Wreck

Is it possible for an emotional event to have the same impact on our brain as a car wreck? Yes, it is an ā€œemotional concussionā€. You have probably heard of ā€œdying of a broken heartā€. This is when grandma dies and then grandpa (who was healthy) dies shortly afterwards of sudden heart failure. This event

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Summer Heat, Headaches and Dizziness

Do you get headaches during the summer? Your summer headaches and dizziness might not be dehydration problems; they might be (reversible) mechanical blood flow problems.Ā  You need to understand core blood flow issues in order to stay healthy and safe during brutal summers in the desert. From June through September we live in constant heat

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Concussions and Kids

Did you know that heartburn, anxiousness, irritability, depression and weight gain can be long-term problems set in motion by a simple childhood concussion?Ā Ā  Whether it happened to your child a year ago, or the injury happened to you 20 + years ago, there are some things you should know about the lingering effects of concussion

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Are You Hungry An Hour After Dinner?

One of the biggest problems with controlling your weight might be that you are simply too hungry.Ā  If you need a mid-afternoon snack despite having lunch, or if you are hungry an hour after eating a full dinner, you are probably experiencing abnormal hunger. I believe that an abnormal sense of hunger is often due

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Headaches? Maybe you need more Oxygen!

Ā Do You Have Chronic Headaches? Recurring headaches may hit us at certain times of the day (mid-morning or afternoon), when you sit still, after a meal, or for women at certain times of the month (PMS). We now know that many headaches are caused by low blood pressure and oxygen delivery to your brain. Ā We

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My health was never the same after ā€¦

Can you say this about your health: ā€œI was never the same after my __________” (fill in the blank with an event). Your event might have been physical like a car wreck or childbirth. Your event might have been emotional like the death of a loved one or being really frightened. Your event might have

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Do You Have Autonomic Dysfunction?