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Effective Treatment of CFIDS and FM with D-Ribose

Many of the problems seen in CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome)  and FM (fibromyalgia) can relate to a decrease in tissue energy levels and altered energy metabolism. The consequences
Cornelius Herniated Disc Expert Helps Locals Relieve Pain Naturally

Pain is a serious and common problem for many people today. It can hit you at any time and make you feel tired and hopeless. For some people, their regular doctor is unable to help
My office uses a program from Apex called Repairvite which allows us to properly heal your leaky gut syndrome, or intestinal permeability, which is often the cause of many areas of dysfunction in a patient's health, from thyroid problems, to cortisol
What Does Functional Medicine Mean?


I keep hearing the term functional medicine. How is it different from regular medicine?


Functional medicine’s focus is on correcting physiological function versus manipulating the problem
Eating gluten doesn’t upset my stomach. Why should I consider eliminating it from my diet?
Eating gluten, the protein found in wheat and wheat-like grains, has been shown to make the lining of both the brain and the digestive tract
Why do some women grow mustaches while some men grow breasts and start crying at movies?
Common diet and lifestyle factors today trigger an enzyme that causes men to overproduce estrogen, a female hormone, and women to overproduce testosterone,
It seems every week I see a new gluten-free food at the grocery store and that another friend has gone gluten-free. Why?

A gluten-free diet has been attacked as a trendy food fad, and it’s easy to understand why. Gluten-free
It seems every day there is a new antioxidant for sale that claims to be the best. Which one truly is the best?
The one you don’t hear much about—glutathione. Glutathione is the body’s most important antioxidant. But it’s not effective
I seem to live in a perpetual fog, like I can’t think clearly or I’m not all the way there. Why do I have brain fog?
Brain fog is a sign of brain inflammation. Although inflammation in the brain doesn’t cause pain, it can cause symptoms
My practitioner diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s and celiac disease, two autoimmune diseases. It seems many of my friends have an autoimmune disease too, including eczema, arthritis, Type I diabetes, and even multiple sclerosis. Why is it so common
I learned I have intolerances and allergies to certain foods, and that I need to avoid those foods if I want to lose weight. Isn’t it just a matter of eating fewer calories?
Some people find they can’t lose weight through calorie restriction
What is all the fuss about hydrogenated oils, or trans fats? Aren’t they OK to eat in moderation?
The hydrogenated fat you eat becomes part of your brain and nervous tissue. Because of its unnatural structure, cells and neurons composed
Why did pregnancy trigger my hypothyroidism?
Natural immune shifts during pregnancy, together with a genetic tendency and other predisposing factors, can trigger hypothyroidism in some women.
Hypothyroidism is an immune disease for
Move over vitamin C. When it comes to warding off the flu virus and colds, studies shows vitamin D trumps vitamin C. But are you getting enough vitamin D from sunlight and diet alone?

Compelling evidence links low vitamin D levels with illness.

A calm, healthy pregnancy and postpartum period could reduce the risk of allergies in your baby, according to a new Swedish study.

Researchers found infants with lower levels of cortisol, an adrenal hormone released in response to stress, developed
The tin of peppermint bark is empty, the pies polished off, and the Yule log cake reduced to crumbs.

Left in their wake, however, is the sugar hangover, that annual holiday tradition that may include an upset stomach, headache, lethargy, brain fog,
Now that the food comas, sugar hangovers, and holiday binges are over, it’s a good time to “clean house” with a detox diet. A detox diet calms inflammation, stimulates repair and recovery, and boosts energy. A detox diet should never involve frequent
A new study found older women who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs increase their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by almost 50 percent.

Researchers say it isn’t clear why the drug raises the risk of diabetes, and that the findings could be
Mary was a mother of two who began a vigorous exercise program of weight lifting and running, one to two hours a day, six days a week. Not only did she fail to lose weight, she actually gained weight, and found herself battling fatigue, irritability,

Call it acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, but having stomach acid splash back up into your esophagus is painful and distressing. Although researchers cite various causes, one that many doctors overlook is gluten, the protein found in wheat, spelt,

Use nitric oxide to tame inflammation in body and brain

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If you have an autoimmune disease, chronic inflammation, or signs of brain inflammation (such as brain fog), you may have noticed it can be tough to tame the inflammation. This is because the body can get trapped in vicious cycles that feed the inflammation. Luckily, researchers have pinpointed what perpetuates …

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Think being gluten-free is a fad? Think again

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You’d have to live under a rock to not recognize the popularity of gluten-free diets by now. But if you think going gluten-free is just another fad, think again. Although it may be a passing fad for some, a gluten-free diet is powerful medicine for most. The benefits, which attain …

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When teen menstrual cramps and PMS are disabling

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It’s an all-too-common scenario for teen girls today: That time of the month comes around they are home from school white-knuckling it through agonizing menstrual cramps, having only just endured a week of equally debilitating PMS depression and anxiety. It’s just your standard entry into womanhood, right? Not! Although hormonal …

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You’re Invited To Patient Appreciation Day; April 16

You’re invited to our annual Patient Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 16th! Details of the event: Date: Saturday, April 16th Time:  11 am – 1 pm Location:  Offices of Lake Norman Health & Wellness, 19607 West Catawba Ave, Cornelius, NC All patients are invited to attend our annual Patient Appreciation …

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10 things that can cause leaky gut and wreck your health

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If you’ve been googling how to manage your chronic health condition, chances are you’re heard of leaky gut. Leaky gut is what it sounds like — the lining of the intestines have become “leaky,” allowing undigested foods, bacteria, and other undesirables into the sterile bloodstream. This causes system-wide inflammation that …

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