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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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Gut Health 101: Digestive Disorders

Gut health. It’s a topic most people rarely think about—until something goes wrong. However, every single bite you take and every mouthful of food you swallow must go through the complex process of digestion to be broken down into components …

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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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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, …