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Healing Your Brain Issues

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD Many people are surprised to learn that a large number of our patients come in with so-called “brain” issues, including everything from ADHD to depression to PTSD and more. We also frequently have patients who come in for other problems but, once starting treatment with […]Read More…

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Acid Reflux – Why?

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD Acid reflux is a big problem. 44% of Americans have heartburn at least once a month. 25-35% have reflux. Acid-blocking drugs or what we call PPIs, like Nexium, Prevacid, and Prilosec, are the third most prescribed medications in the country. Reflux causes tremendous problems, and […]Read More…

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The Myth of Diagnosis

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD Many people mistakenly believe that if you know the name of your disease, you know what’s wrong with you. This myth is pervasive throughout medicine, and it is THE single biggest obstacle to changing the way we do things and finding the answers to our […]Read More…

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How Functional Medicine Lab Testing Differs From Traditional Blood Work

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD We frequently get asked about the various types of testing we utilize at The Institute of Natural Health, so I would like to take this opportunity to explain why functional medicine laboratory testing is such an integral and essential part of your work up. It […]Read More…

Thyroid Epidemic

Thyroid Epidemic: part 2

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD As you recall, last month we addressed why the standard of care treatment for thyroid disease is inadequate from both a testing and treatment standard. This month is dedicated to why the standard of care approach to thyroid health makes it difficult to identify autoimmune […]Read More…

Thyroid Epidemic

Thyroid Epidemic: Part 1

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD The United States has a thyroid epidemic. Here are just a few of the sobering facts concerning thyroid disease in our country: Twenty million Americans have some form of thyroid disease and up to 60% of these people are unaware that they have the condition. […]Read More…

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Benefits Of Infrared Saunas

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD You may have heard about the wonderful health claims of the infrared sauna: anti-aging abilities, detoxification, weight loss, and more. However, like with most treatments, you may be wondering if these claims are really just a bunch of hot air. In the case of infrared […]Read More…

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Are You Still Drinking Milk?

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD By now, most of my patients and readers know how I feel about dairy: it’s nature’s perfect food—but only if you’re a calf. We have no biological requirement for this food, and yet, we’ve been told over and over again that dairy is a great […]Read More…

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Set Intentions For A Healthy New Year

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD January is a great time to look forward to the year ahead and set intentions. What are your goals for 2018? How do you plan to achieve them? So many of us start off the year with the intention of getting healthy and/or losing weight. […]Read More…

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Stay Healthy This Holiday Season

Written for The Healthy Planet by TJ Williams, DC, PhD I love the holidays. It’s a time when we have the incredible opportunity to gather together with our friends and loved ones. However, if we’re not careful, the holidays can also mean a time of unwanted weight gain, stress, and illness. Luckily, we have some […]Read More…