In this picture we see a typical house. There is nothing unusual about it. It appears capable of providing safe shelter to a typical family. What if I told you the following picture was taken the next day? It clearly demonstrates that structural issues existed prior to the resulting damage to this house. Do you […]

The tire on the left has gone through many miles of wear. As the tread shallows and the rubber weakens the tire begins to lose its ability to perform in a safe manner. It also begins failing to maintain its air pressure. The shallow treads produce minimal to no SYMPTOMS. The only tangible symptom the […]

The diagnosis metabolic syndrome dates back to the 1950’s. It became more popular around the late 1970’s when the low fat diets first became popular. Today, it is a diagnosis used regularly to define an ever growing percentage of our population. We doctors make it sound like a “disease” requiring our intervention to overcome this […]

Most of us view the concept of Good Health and Disease in simple terms. Good Health is viewed as a state of existence without symptoms or where symptoms exist without interfering with quality of life or function. Disease or “ill health” is viewed as a situation where symptoms directly interfere with quality of life and/or […]

Cleveland Clinic is considered one of the best hospitals in the United States. Dr. Mark Hyman is the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.  He has a “laundry list” of accomplishments in the field of health care.  The average person would assume a physician of this quality knows what it takes to […]

When is the last time you took a moment to consider where you fall on the spectrum of health and disease? I don’t mean whether you’re experiencing “symptoms”, but rather whether you’re living life under the terms you control and desire. Most people never take the time to consider this option. They simply follow habitual […]

Nearly 70% of the U. S. population suffers from overweight or obesity. When people finally decide the road to ongoing weight gain must change, they focus their attention on food plans designed for weight loss. Although this seems to be a logical approach, it fails to achieve LONG TERM results greater than 95% of the […]