Giving Without Expectation

There is an ancient saying that “expectation is the vehicle for disappointment.” Dr. Jerry has a movie tradition during the holiday season.  There are several movies that are on his must watch list, one of those movies is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The main character in this movie has in his mind the epitome of…

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Solutions for Winter Depression

We make a big deal about this time of the year being the “happiest” but for way too many people it is the worst time of the year.  Cold, snowy weather keeps us indoors, lack of sunlight lowers our vitamin D levels, just about every form of stress increases around the holidays and our healthy…

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SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

Just about every day in clinical practice I have the opportunity to teach patients about the role their digestive system plays in the grand scheme of their health. Of course, when a patient is coming in for a typical digestive complaint, like bloating, heartburn, constipation or diarrhea, that is an obvious connection. But when the…

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Skip the Flu Vaccine and Boost Your Immunity Naturally

The public health people are firing up the fear propaganda machine earlier every year. You can see the signs and placards around town warning us about “flu season”.  Those of you who’ve been around the practice for a while might guess that I’m not a fan of the flu vaccine and there is ample evidence…

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The Health Benefits of CBD

Preface: At the time of this writing, there is a healthy debate raging among the populous of the Great State of Utah about the merits and evils of the Cannabis Sativa plant. With 25 states and the District of Columbia legalizing medical marijuana and another 17 states legalizing products high in CBD and low in…

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What is Leaky Gut

The term “leaky gut” encompasses a wide range of symptoms running the gamut from embarrassing to debilitating. Millions of people suffer from heartburn, indigestion, nausea, bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea and recurring yeast infections. As you can see by the diagram below, the Intestinal Mucosal Cells on the left are healthy, connected by tight junctions to…

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No Time for Exercise? Think Again!

As you know, I’m in a unique position to see how people live their lives. As I consult with them and review their health goals, I always like to start by digging in to their lifestyle habits. Like a detective, I’m trying to understand how their patterns of behavior have led them to where they…

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How to Get the Most Out of Exercise (part 2)

In part one of this series I mentioned that each of us may have a unique goal and objective for exercising. We discussed how important it is to set the right expectations for success and how to create a working plan. What I’ve found over the years is that while our goals may be different…

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How To Get the Most Out of Exercise (Part 1)

Good Results Start with Good Questions What is the best way to exercise? Is exercise always good? How much is enough? I get these questions a lot from patients and friends. While they are pretty good questions that have pretty good answers available, before I can begin to share what I know I need to…

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What’s Up With Allergies?

For many people the seasons of spring and fall are marked by terrible allergies.  Just like clockwork, when the seasons change, the noses start running, the eyes watering and the stuffy head congestion starts up.  What’s going on here?  Why are immune issues like allergies and asthma on the rise?  According to the CDC allergies,…

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