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Just Good Medicine

Since I opened Whitaker Wellness in 1979, the type of medicine we practice has been called many things, including preventive, holistic, functional, integrative, complementary, and alternative. I prefer to describe what we offer at Whitaker Wellness as simply good medicine.…

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Easy Ways to Fight Fatigue

This time of year many people are searching for ways to fight fatigue. The hustle and bustle of the holidays is exhausting, especially for people like my wife, Connie, who goes overboard cooking, shopping, entertaining, and decorating. 

Shorter days …

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Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” And while it’s true for many, the holidays can be a bit taxing. In preparation for a busy next couple of months, here are a few tips to …

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Five Healthy Fall Foods

Ah, autumn. Cool crisp weather, vibrant changing leaves…and loads of candy, desserts, fat-filled dishes, calorie-laden snacks, and all sorts of dietary pitfalls that kick off the holiday season. But finding healthy fall foods isn’t as difficult as you may …

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Discussing Nutritional Supplements With Your Doctor

Discussing nutritional supplements with your doctor can be a little intimidating. Many conventional physicians just don’t understand the role supplements can play in optimal health. And some are biased against them altogether. Let’s look at where this bias comes from …

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How Pets Improve Health

As a physician, I have always been intrigued by the bond between people and their animals, for I am convinced that pets improve health and that owning a furry—or not so furry—friend can be powerful medicine.

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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 …

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The Truth About Cleanses and Detox Diets

Cleansing and detoxing are all the rage. You can have fresh, organic juice cleanses delivered to your door, pick up a detox kit at your local health food store, or follow one of the many do-it-yourself programs endorsed by celebrities …