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Flu Prevention and Treatment

This season, it is absolutely imperative that you take flu prevention and treatment seriously. According to the Centers for Disease Control this year’s flu is the worst in nearly a decade. The most virulent strain, H3N2, is the likely culprit …

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Is a Gluten-Free Diet Right for You?

These days, you can’t go anywhere without hearing about gluten. Gluten-free diets, tons of gluten-free foods, a myriad of cookbooks filled with recipes without gluten…millions of people are doing their darnedest to avoid it. And while going gluten-free is imperative …

viruses

Viruses and Viral Infections: What Works/What Doesn’t

Viruses are strange critters. Scientists debate whether they are even alive, since they lack the machinery of living cells and can’t produce energy or replicate on their own. Nevertheless, these minuscule microbes, which are 100 times smaller than bacteria, are …

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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 …