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 […]

Food and Mood

Food and Mood

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom In between 1999 and 2012, the percentage of Americans on antidepressants doubled according to the journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The amount of people taking 5 or more drugs also doubled during the same time period. Why are Americans getting depressed and sicker? Well, some would blame the doctors […]

Low Fat? Think again!

Low Fat? Think again!

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom For years, a low fat diet has been advocated for optimum health. But is this really the way to go? Studies show that diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease. Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading US cardiologist says that the information is based on flawed data from the […]

Natural Home Remedies

Natural Home Remedies

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom What to do when you can’t get to a Doctor. I thought I’d put together a simple list of things you can do for small problems. Burns are a common problem for many chefs. It’s good to have an aloe plant in the kitchen. If an accident happens, simply break off […]

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom Human beings up until recently have always experienced times of feast and famine. As Americans, we are very lucky in that we don’t have to worry about too little food or starvation anymore. Instead we have the opposite problem now. We are dying from excess. Scientists believe that the human body’s […]

Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday

Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC A not so fun fact is that around the winter holidays, illness, heart attacks and deaths all increase. It’s estimated that 75 to 90% of all doctor office visits are due to stress related conditions. How can we promote peace on earth and in ourselves and have an enjoyable holiday? […]

Whole Food vs Synthetic Vitamins

Whole Food vs Synthetic Vitamins

Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC You may be asking yourself if you need to take vitamins. The answer is a definite yes but you should be taking the right kind. In this day and age, we live in a world that is toxic. We are eating genetically modified foods that are deficient in nutrients. We […]

Self Help for Osteoporosis

Self Help for Osteoporosis

  Contributing Writer Jeffrey Barkstrom, LAC A hot topic among my patients is Osteoporosis. Everyone is worried about hip fractures and bone loss. A broken hip can cause many months and even years of discomfort for some people. So I am asked, “is there anything I can do to prevent a fracture?” Surprisingly, the answer […]