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.

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 system’s capacity to fight off infections. The best way to avoid infection with coronavirus (COVID-19) and minimize the virus’s impact if …

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Intense Stress Can Damage the Heart

There is growing scientific evidence that a stressful emotional or physical event can damage how the heart functions and can lead to a variety of different heart problems including having a heart attack, developing an abnormal heart rhythm pattern, or developing congestive heart failure.  Any of these problems can result in broken heart syndrome and …

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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 (“E.D.” in men) are often of the same origin. Having one or both of those issues may signal underlying nervous system damage that was not repaired due to metabolic inflammation. And there are nonsurgical, non-pharmaceutical answers that may help …

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Dizzy

 Many people have felt an uneasy sensation in their head and they describe it as feeling dizzy. But dizziness is a term that means different things to different people.   Zeroing in on the true mechanism of your dizziness determines if you are being properly treated for your underlying problem. Unfortunately, many providers do not …

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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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What is your HRV? (Heart Rate Variability)

People think their blood pressure reading is the biggest indicator of their overall health, but a more important number is their Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Your HRV is not your blood pressure and it is not your pulse rate. Technically, HRV is the variation of time between each heartbeat. The average time is one beat …

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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.  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 “most important meal of the day”.  But is it?  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.  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, Alzheimer’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 “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 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 “emotional concussion”. You have probably heard of “dying of a broken heart”. 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.  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?   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.  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!

 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.  We …

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Thin But Constantly Hungry

We often think being thin is the same thing as being “healthy”, but this is not true anymore. Recent studies are showing 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. How can thin people be …

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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 frightened. Your event might have …

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Has Modern Life Permanently Altered Our Intestinal Bacteria?

Intestinal bacteria can greatly influence your long term health, and we are seeing alarming changes in our bacterial blends. A recent study compared the composition of intestinal bacteria in modern U.S. adults with that obtained from rural African children, a Tyrolean Iceman found in a glacier, an Austrian soldier from 1918 also frozen in glacier, …

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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 few prescriptions to dampen their …

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Cancer Treatment Can Cause Persistent Fatigue

There are a variety of studies documenting the phenomena of persistent fatigue lasting years after treatment for cancer.  Many researchers are trying to clarify what is the cause of the fatigue. A recent study has demonstrated an imbalance of autonomic function that parallels my own work with former cancer patients. The patients in this study …

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How Pregnancy Changes a Woman’s Brain

We know a lot about the links between a pregnant mother’s health, behavior, and moods and her baby’s cognitive and psychological development once it is born. But how does pregnancy change a mother’s brain? “Pregnancy is a critical period for central nervous system development in mothers,” says psychologist Laura M. Glynn of Chapman University. “Yet …

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Do You Have Trouble Concentrating?

Psychologists are finding out that even when people try to focus on a task they tend to lose concentration within 40 minutes, and sometimes as little as 10 minutes. The studies are based on a new technique, called transcranial Doppler sonography, that uses ultrasound to monitor blood flow velocity in the brain. The technique could …

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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 that results in inadequate brain oxygen levels.  Many of these patients have been evaluated by their primary care physician, neurologists or cardiologists without any specific diagnosis …

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