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How To Avoid The Flu

“I don’t have time for the flu!” That was what my patient told me this week. She had been fighting off something that her daughter brought home from school, and was praying that it was not the flu. Turns out it was a stomach bug, and not the flu, FYI. But can you relate to […]

CBD is Taking Over! What You Need To Know

It’s not just your imagination – new CBD shops are popping up all over Austin! But what exactly is CBD? What does the research say about it? Is it worth trying? Good questions! Let’s dig into what we know and how this could be of use to you: CBD stands for “cannabadiol” which is a […]

Inflammation is a HOT Topic: What You Need To Know

Reading pretty much anything health-related these days may make you believe that all inflammation is evil and should be avoided at all costs. But, like most things in true healthcare (and not sick-care!), there is a balance. INFLAMMATION IS NOT ALWAYS THE ENEMY! On one hand, short-term inflammation is a very good thing. When you injure […]

Your Summer Health Checklist

It is officially summer! Time for swimming holes, getting out on a boat, and (if you can) getting out of Texas! It’s also a perfect time to take a health inventory. Are you able to be as active as you want to be? Are you taking the steps to make sure you can continue to […]

How To Use Chinese Medicine To Improve Heart Health

February is officially American Heart Month! Beside it clearly being part of a conspiracy to increase heart-shaped candy company sales (kidding!), American Heart Month is a time for us to bring more awareness to heart health. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the US and has been since 1921, and although we […]

How is Sugar Affecting Your Health?

For most people, some added sugar in the diet is fine and will not cause short or long term health issues. In small quantities, the body has several mechanisms for using sugar effectively and disposing of the excess. However, the problem that most of us face is the realization that “some” is not a whole […]

Why Integrative Medicine is the Future of Healthcare

All things considered, this is a great time to be alive. Global life expectancy has more than doubled since 1900 and we are far less likely to die from injuries or major diseases. Vaccines have eradicated the most common infectious diseases and advances in surgery and pharmaceuticals have restored quality of life to many who would […]

What is Integrative Medicine and Why Should I Care?

The term “Integrative Medicine” is gaining popularity. It’s being used by Medical Doctors, Acupuncturists, Physical Therapists, Allergists… the list is growing. As the term becomes more and more mainstream within healthcare practitioner circles, it is ever more important that the general public understands what it means and why it is an important concept. Generally, integrative […]

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