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Why Movement Matters

Your body is a complex and beautifully designed system that can become your greatest tool towards a healthy and happy life. Keeping it strong and able is key in staying youthful and preventing stress, injury, chronic disease, and many other issues down the road. We’ve known for quite some time that aerobic exercise benefits cardiovascular […]Read More…

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How To Curb Cravings

We frequently see many patients who feel that their food cravings have gotten out of control. Stress, overindulgence from special occasions, and just life in general has led to a steady stream of poor food choices in their everyday lives. From a heightened caffeine addiction to constantly consuming flour-based items and sugary sweets, many people […]Read More…

What is Glutathione and How Can You Get More of It?

GLUTATHIONE (pronounced “gloota-thigh-own”) is the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia and more, and necessary to treat everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease. It is the mother of all antioxidants. The good news is that your body produces its own glutathione. The bad news is that […]Read More…

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia are two conditions that are as fixable as they are debilitating. Most of us don’t learn how to manage our energy and bodies well. We use drugs – sugar, caffeine, alcohol, adrenalin, or worse – to manage our energy and moods. Most of us don’t connect our behaviors and choices with […]Read More…

Heart Health: Changing How You Live

February is all about the heart, so this month is a good time to talk about heart health. The conventional medicine approach to treating and preventing heart disease is at best misguided, and at worst harmful. Many people believe they are treating the cases of heart disease by lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, and/or lowering […]Read More…

Are You Dealing With Excessive Gas?

We’ve all experienced it, and probably at inopportune times. It’s embarrassing and uncomfortable. So, what’s the deal with gas? Are some of us doomed to be gassy forever? The answer is no. Let’s take a look at some of the major causes of gas and how to treat them. Food Sensitivities Of the many common […]Read More…

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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…