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embarrassing health question

What’s Your Most Embarrassing Health Question?

You don’t want to talk about it. You just can’t discuss it with family or friends. But you’re anxious to find out…in private. We’ve all had an embarrassing health question we needed an answer to but couldn’t face asking. Well, …

polypharmacy

Sidestepping the Serious Dangers of Polypharmacy

Allison is a classic case of the dangers of polypharmacy. She came to Whitaker Wellness because her knee pain, urinary incontinence, heartburn, constipation, weight gain, insomnia, weakness in her legs, fatigue, and forgetfulness were getting worse, and all her doctors …

tea benefits

Top 7 Tea Benefits Revealed

“Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary.” So goes a Chinese proverb that modern science is proving to be true. Hot, iced, green, black, chai, jasmine: It’s tea time around the world. Roughly 2 billion people worldwide …

bioidentical hormones

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Bioidentical Hormones

I have been prescribing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for my patients for more than 30 years, and during that time, I’ve seen its reputation rise and fall. Female HRT took a hit in 2002, when the Women’s Health Initiative uncovered …

Asthma Remedies

Asthma Remedies: What Works/What Doesn’t

The statistics are grim. One in 12 Americans—25 million children and adults—have asthma. Incidence has dramatically increased in the past 15 years, as reflected in rising use of asthma medications. Advair is the second most prescribed medication in the US, …

Healthy Gut

Restoring Healthy Gut Microbiota

In 2011, Michael Hurst was scheduled for surgery to remove a portion of his colon. Diagnosed at age 21 with ulcerative colitis, he had suffered with bloody diarrhea, gas, and severe abdominal pain for more than 12 years. Despite treatment …

Summer Health

Summer Health Q & A

Summer is a busy time for a lot of folks. There are vacations to be taken, BBQs to attend, and time to be spent outdoors. But traveling as well as sunburn, bug bites, and other “gifts” from Mother Nature can …

Liver Disease

Liver Disease: What Works/What Doesn’t

Mickey Mantle was one of my boyhood heroes. Even if you didn’t like the Yankees, you had to love the gregarious blond switch-hitter, who knocked the ball out of the park 536 times and won seven World Series. He played …