Hunger is a condition in which a person does not eat sufficient food and is not able to meet basic nutritional needs over a sustained period.

Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being “healthy,” 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

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There is No Single Best Diet for Everyone

It is generally accepted science that over the last several thousand years, humans thrived equally well on diets ranging from pure vegetarian (people with origins in Asia or Far East cultures) to essentially meat-only diets (people with origins in northern cold climates such as the Inuit) with most ancient cultures

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Coat Hanger Neck Pain

Many individuals with chronic or intermittent neck tightness and pain are misdiagnosed.   They are told their vertebrae are out of alignment, have muscular injury from an accident, have a pinched nerve, “carry their stress there”, or have arthritic changes noted on an x-ray. While certainly some individuals may have

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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

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

For many of us, gluten intolerance is “all in our head”.  The key to the problem is silent Autonomic Nervous System dysfunction in our brain.   Gluten is a protein molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye.  Gluten gives dough elasticity, helping it rise and often gives food a chewy texture. 

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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

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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, Alzheimer’s, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Fibromyalgia or Autism were originally intended to

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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 “Broken Mommies”. 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

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Choosing How You Die, One Meal at a Time

Too tired to fight with the kids over healthy food and snacks? Too tempted by tasty sugars and carbs to cut them from your diet? Let’s call your diet what it really is, it is your choice of death. Everything would be easy if we could really walk on the

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Food Hangovers

Do you get “Food Hangovers”?  Does food like pizza give you heartburn or make you feel bloated and tired after meals? Maybe you feel nauseous the next morning, have diarrhea/constipation, or your bladder isn’t working right and you have to urinate frequently during the day or you have to go

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Hunger, Calories and Cancer

The fight against cancer begins with lowering your level of hunger. Why do some people get cancer?  The answer is more complicated than just family genetics, because something turns the whole process “on”.  Many of the cancers we fight today such as breast, colon, prostate, and uterine cancer are all

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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?   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

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Fish Oil and Flax Improves Your Metabolism

The cells of your body are extremely complex and are composed of a variety of fatty acids that help the cells preform various functions.  Fatty acids are classified into 4 groups, saturated fatty acids (SFA), monosaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Your body produces many fatty acids

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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.  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

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My health was never the same after …

Can you say this about your health: “I 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

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You are… how old?

I review medical histories before I meet a new patient because I like to hit the ground running. I also think if a patient takes the time to fill out a form, then I should give it my full attention. This week I read the history of a typical middle

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My Approach, My Purpose

Several years ago I began working in a busy medical clinic and I was shocked to learn how sick, as a whole, we have all become.  It was startling to see children and adults who are not “well” despite having a long list of specialists and a cabinet full of

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Success Story: Always Feeling Hungry

Eric is a 62 year old man who came to me seeking help because all he ever thought about was “what I was going to eat next. I’m always hungry”. This abnormal level of hunger started after being knocked unconscious as a young child. Though his entire adulthood, he has

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Do You Feel Broken After Pregnancy?

Common Problems After Pregnancy In my practice, I commonly encounter women who developed a number of physical problems that seemed to start after pregnancy.  In spite of consultations with their primary care doctors and multiple specialists, women are told that “everything is normal” and sent on their way with a

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Reduced Carbohydrate Diet Keeps People Feeling Full

A modest reduction in the amount of carbohydrates eaten, without calorie restriction and weight loss, appears to increase a sense of fullness, which may help people eat less, a preliminary study found. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society’s 91st Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C…. Click here to read

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