1. What’s Really Causing Your GI Discomfort?

    Food Sensitivities: A Common and Misunderstood Culprit It’s estimated that as many as 80 percent of Americans have some type of food sensitivity or intolerance.  These intolerances are very different, much more common than traditional food allergies, and are linked to a variety of GI disorders (…Read More

  2. Why All The Talk About Gluten?

    Why All the Talk about Gluten? And why "Gluten Free" is not necessarily a life sentence. woman with gluten stomach pain There’s a lot of talk about gluten these days. At any gathering including food, you’re likely to encounter someone who is eating gluten free and gluten-free labels are becoming…Read More

  3. Dangers of Acid Reflux Medications

    Is that little purple pill doing more harm than good? Dr. Kevin E. Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Burning in the chest and throat. Trouble swallowing. The feeling that food is stuck in your chest or throat. Chest pain (sometimes confused with a heart attack). Chronic cough, sore throat and hoarse voice.  …Read More

  4. Sitting is the New Smoking

    Yes, Physical Inactivity is THAT Bad for You. Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN You’ve seen the headlines and heard the news stories declaring that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for your health. How bad?  Some compare its effects to being as dangerous as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. “Sit…Read More

  5. Is the Medical Approach to Diabetes Backward?

    A Functional Medicine Point of View Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-accident lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among adults.  In 2012, the cost of the disease was estimated at $245 billion. If America is one of the world’s le…Read More

  6. Small Pains Can Lead to Big Problems

    Why Toughing It Out Can Do More Harm Than Good: Advice From A Local Chiropractor What is Pain? Let’s start at the beginning. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you that something may be wrong.    It’s like your body is saying, “Hey, pay attention, something’s going on here.”  It is …Read More

  7. Organic Foods, Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

    For those who read this column on a regular basis, this month’s topic is not new. But it is important. In fact, so many of my patients are asking questions about the effect of chemicals on their overall health, that I thought it important to cover this topic once again.  Today’s article will he…Read More

  8. Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (and why humans do)

    Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” is the title of a highly acclaimed book by Stanford Neurologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky.  In it, he distinguishes between the “real” stresses of life encountered by wild animals and the psychological stresses experienced by huma…Read More

  9. Avoid the Flu, Naturally

    The Centers for Disease Control recommends most everyone should get the flu shot each year, with special attention given to people in high-risk groups (See cdc.gov/flu for more details). However, this recommendation is not without controversy. The evidence of the effectiveness of the flu shot is c…Read More

  10. Headaches Are Not Due to an Aspirin Deficiency

    Triggers Remedies and Drug-Free Headache Relief Dr. Colleen Boling, DC 14 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. We’re not talking about the occasional headache, but the kind of headaches that you get day, after day, after day.   And for many, the first thing that they do is to pop a …Read More