The latest from the Alternative Family Medicine team.

In our practice, we see a lot of patients that are struggling with chronic digestive symptoms. They complain of symptoms ranging from indigestion to bloating and constipation.

Recently, a condition called SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) has been popping up more and more. SIBO is a condition in which not just one type of bacteria has overgrown, like a candida infection, but a widespread overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine.

The types of symptoms you will notice with SIBO are as follows: read more


Here are 3 simple steps to determine if you are suffering from fibromyalgia.

Step 1. Run a comprehensive blood panel: Sometimes other conditions occur concurrently with Fibromyalgia

Some of the more common conditions are hypothyroid, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, hepatitis C, sleep apnea, and cervical stenosis. What this means is that you need to have a blood draw performed with a complete blood count if you are suffering from chronic pain. The reason for this is that chronic pain and autoimmune disease tend to go hand in hand. It is important to rule out more severe autoimmune diseases first before jumping to a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia because the symptoms can be similar. read more


Breast feeding is extremely beneficial for the following reasons:

  • Breast Feeding is superior to all other forms of nutrition for an infant and/or newborn
  • Reduction of infant mortality and morbidity from sepsis, gastroenteritis, pulmonary tract infections, and asthma
  • Reduction in frequency of food allergies, ear infections, and other intestinal issues
  • Infants who are breast feed are less likely to become obese
  • Enhancement of mother-infant bonding


Learn the right way to identify and avoid the common triggers for migraine headaches In 7 simple steps.

How exactly does one cure a chronic problem such as a migraine headache? When the dreaded migraine starts, it is all you can do to go lay in a silent, dark room. Unfortunately, our busy hectic lives do not allow us the luxury of laying in bed for a couple hours a couple times a month. The migraine headache has certainly been demonized but it is a warning symptom to tell you that something is not functioning properly in your body. I am going to go through an incomplete list of 7 simple steps to identify and avoid the common triggers for migraine headaches. read more


Listed here are 7 easy steps you can take to cure your acne, rapidly!

Step 1. Improve detoxification and elimination to reduce waste products in the body

This will mean that you’ve got to start a major detoxification program to rid your body of excess toxins. If you don’t do that or neglect it, you may expect to continue to have chronic skin problems.

Step 2. Identify and eliminate food allergens

This part is very important because if you continue to eat the offending food, then the acne will never go away ).

Step 3. Balance hormones because excess androgens are present

In addition, it means that most likely blood sugar levels are also elevated. Diet modification is extremely important in helping to balance hormone levels. read more


If you attempt to do something worthwhile, make sure to do it correctly. Attempting to succeed with detoxification can be difficult but having a plan with specific guidelines can make a big difference in your chances for success or failure. Neglecting to do this correctly may have disastrous consequences. You could possibly find yourself deregulating blood sugar, ingesting more toxins, constipated, and/or perhaps gaining weight.

Here are three easy steps you might take in order to avoid failures of this sort and succeed. read more