Up to 40 percent of U.S. adults experience symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) once a month, and approximately 10 percent of the adult population takes a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for this condition. PPIs come with an ever-growing list of side effects and are difficult to wean from. Worse still, PPIs merely suppress symptoms while doing nothing to treat the underlying gut problems.
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Drugs & Conventional Medicine
Most people know that antibiotics can have adverse effects on the composition of the gut microbiome. But did you know that nearly a quarter of non-antibiotic drugs can as well? Read on as I discuss the results of a recent study, and learn which of your prescriptions might be influencing your gut microbiome—for better or for worse.
Acetaminophen, more commonly known as Tylenol, is one of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers. Most people don’t think twice about taking it for the occasional ache or pain. Yet acetaminophen may be one of the most dangerous medicines in the drugstore. Read on to learn why.
In today’s podcast interview, I discuss why conventional medicine has failed to address chronic disease and what we can do about it—as individuals, as healthcare practitioners, and as a nation. The stakes are enormously high. Chronic disease is destroying our quality of life, shortening our lifespans, bankrupting our governments, and threatening the health of future generations. Read on to hear my thoughts about about the future of medicine and healthcare in the United States, and beyond.
Healthcare continues to be a fevered debate between Republicans and Democrats. The problem is that throughout this debate neither the politicians nor the media are acknowledging the real reasons that healthcare in this country is floundering. The three reasons that our current system is destined to fail are 1) our modern diet and lifestyle are out of alignment with our genes and our biology, 2) our current system is not well-suited to tackle chronic disease, and 3) our model for delivering care doesn’t support the interventions that would have the biggest impact on preventing and reversing chronic disease. How do we change this? Listen in to find out.
Medical marijuana is in the news frequently, but the topic can be pretty complex. What’s the difference between CBD and THC? Does all medical cannabis make you high? What conditions can it be legally prescribed for? Today I’ll cover the basics and talk about my experience using medical marijuana in my practice.