April 27, 2020

The importance of vascular (blood vessel) health to overall health and longevity cannot be overstated. In fact, unhealthy blood vessels are at the root of some of our most common chronic diseases. The vascular system is responsible for delivering oxygen and vital nutri...

October 1, 2019

Mindfulness has been receiving quite a bit of attention lately, particularly in the health and wellness community. While its roots can be found in Buddhism, mindfulness is being recognized as a tool anyone can use to help address common issues like stress and chronic p...

July 1, 2019

Sleep is crucial to keeping your brain and body healthy and functioning at peak performance. Ironically, it is common in today’s culture to view sleep as impedance to accomplishment, and thus purposely delay or shorten sleep time in the interest of productivity (or som...

December 4, 2018

This is the second of a two-part post. The first part can be accessed here.

A discussion of diet and nutrition is fundamental to any conversation about hypertension. What you put into your body everyday has a significant impact on your risk of chronic disease, including...

November 18, 2018

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading cause of death and disability throughout the Westernized world. In the US, 1 in 3 adults suffers with persistently elevated blood pressure. (1) Systolic blood pressure (the top number) is the pressure in your vessels w...

August 15, 2018

For many people "allergy season" is year round. If you're one of the 60 million Americans who suffers from environmental allergies you know the misery of a constantly runny nose, itchy, watery eyes and scratchy throat.  Allergies also frequently cause asthma exacerbati...

June 6, 2018

There is a simple approach to eating that promotes both a healthy body weight and overall wellness. This approach is to let the calorie density of food be your guide when choosing what to eat, or more specifically, to emphasize foods that are not calorically dense whil...

February 4, 2018

Most people are aware of the fact that their mental state can have a real and profound impact on their gut and its daily functioning. This connection tends to be most noticeable during times of stress and is manifested in symptoms like nausea or cramping. Less apprecia...

October 15, 2017

For part one of this article, click here.

Stopping a PPI is a slow but worthwhile process. It typically takes several weeks to months to stop the medication completely. In general, the longer you have been taking the PPI, the longer it will take to taper off of it.


September 5, 2017

This is a two-part post discussing a very commonly prescribed and taken class of medication. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are frequently used for symptoms like heartburn and indigestion. Unfortunately, research continues to accumulate showing the negative effects of p...

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