flu prevention

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 …

hyperbaric oxygen

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Benefits and Heals the Brain

This time of year, a lot of people have football on the brain. Although football is one of America’s favorite pastimes, this rough and tumble sport has a dark side. In a study published last year in JAMA, scientists …

gluten-free

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 …

diabetes success stories

Diabetes Success Stories

With an estimated 100 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, it’s likely that you or someone you know is dealing with this challenging condition. The following diabetes success stories highlight how natural therapies and treatments to lower blood …

heart failure treatments

Heart Failure Treatments: What Really Works?

Close to 6 million adults in the US have heart failure, costing the nation upwards of $30 billion in medical expenses each year. But are conventional heart failure treatments even effective? Let’s delve further into the causes and symptoms …

good medicine

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.…