Is Coconut Oil Healthy After All?

The recent American Heart Association recommendations on saturated fats ripped through the news headlines like a hot knife through butter: “Coconut Oil Isn’t Healthy; It’s Never Been Healthy”. In the moments and days to follow, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets were ablaze with heated debate over American favorite “alternative” oil. At the clinic, […]

Why Preventative Medicine Doesn’t Work…And What To Do Instead

To Learn More about Thermography Join Us on April 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Merritt Wellness Center 5750 Balcones Dr #106 Austin, TX 78731 Register Now at Eventbrite This isn’t the first time I’ve brought up the limitations of what we know as “preventative medicine”. From the overuse use of invasive diagnostic and imaging […]

Weighing in On Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis—Hype or Silent Epidemic?

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid, has become the “disease du jour” for good reason…thyroid conditions like Hashimoto’s and its close relatives: hypo and hyperthyroidism, are rampant in the United States population, particularly for women, and are highly under-diagnosed by conventional medicine. What’s worse, if you’re “lucky” enough […]

Acupuncture + Nutrition=The Ultimate “Alternative” Fertility Treatment

If you’re a woman over 30, it’s highly likely you have more than one friend, relative, or acquaintance who has struggled with fertility issues. That’s because infertility has become a big deal in this country. According to womenshealth.gov1 at least 10% of American women (that’s over 6 million) struggle with some form of infertility—be it […]

Is Dairy a Health Food…or not?

So what’s the deal with dairy? Ten years ago any integrative health expert worth their salt would have told you to stay away from the ”mucus-producing” stuff. But these days, dairy is making a comeback. Studies have surfaced linking dairy consumption, specifically raw dairy consumption, with increased immunity and reduced allergies1. Farmer’s markets, natural foods […]