Happy Healthy Heart

Happy Healthy Heart

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom February is famous for Valentines Day. It is also Healthy Heart month, so what can we do to promote better heart health? In a recent survey of the world’s industrialized countries the USA was ranked dead last for heart health. At the same time, we had the lowest cholesterol and lowest […]

Health Predictions for 2018

Health Predictions for 2018

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Not being one to normally make predictions, I thought this year I would guess what the new hot topics for the next year will be. 1. Type 3 diabetes aka “Brain Diabetes”. If you haven’t heard of this, type 3 diabetes is that our blood sugar affects our memory. In fact, […]

Tis the Season

Tis the Season

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom We live in the richest country the world has ever known. We have a lot to be thankful for. Unfortunately, we still have people even in our own country that go without at this time of year. Please consider giving a gift to the local soup kitchen so that others can […]

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom I just did an internet search for healthy heart diet and at the top of the search results were ads for two types of cereal and a weight loss system that includes eating ice cream, pizza and pasta. If we go beyond the advertising, what does the research actually say is […]

Everyday Killers

Everyday Killers

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A recent study of baby’s found that the average American baby had 280 chemicals inside of it at birth. Many of these chemicals are known hormone and DNA disrupters. How did this happen? Unfortunately, the use of chemicals in clothing, fragrances and household products is almost entirely unregulated. The Environmental Protection […]

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Are Cell Phones Harmful?

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom A common question I hear is, “Is my cell phone harmful to me?” Well, what does the research say? At the time of this article, 26 research studies have found that electromagnetic fields (EMFs), given off by cell phones and other devices, activate calcium channels surrounding our cells which leads to […]

Home is Where Health Begins

Home is Where Health Begins

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom At our office, we are constantly asked by patients for ideas for them to create cleaner healthier homes. I tell people it is all about the basics and gradually switching out the bad stuff with better stuff. In a nut shell, we want to avoid cancer-causing chemicals and heavy metals. Over […]

Viral Weight Gain

Viral Weight Gain

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom In our office, we sometimes see people, who before coming to us, no matter how much weight they have lost, they always gain it back and more. What could be going on here? Recent research points to some surprising alternatives. Under our current medical system, obesity is starting to be thought […]

Cancer and the Warburg Effect

Cancer and the Warburg Effect

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Cancer is currently the second leading cause of death in the USA. It is right behind heart attacks (#1) and slightly head of medical errors (#3). What does the research say that we can do to help starve cancer for a better chance? Otto Warburg in 1922 found out that cancer […]