one in two people suffer from a chronic health condition in the United States. Although researchers point to the more well-known illnesses of diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease, many others suffer from conditions doctors treat with little more than a psych consult or antidepressants: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, persistent hypothyroidism, and irritable bowel…

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Synergy between resveratrol and curcumin Resveratrol is a compound derived from Japanese knotweed, and curcumin is derived from the popular curry spice turmeric. Both are well known for their antioxidant qualities. However, newer research shows that taking them together creates a synergistic effect, making them potent tools for quenching the inflammation and damage associated with…

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Question I’m told food intolerances can affect my health. How can this be true when I don’t have any digestive symptoms? Answer Sometimes it’s difficult to connect a food we eat every day with such health complaints as joint pain, brain fog, mood imbalances, congestion, skin rashes, or chronic inflammation. It’s not obvious a particular…

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Question Eating gluten doesn’t upset my stomach. Why should I consider eliminating it from my diet? Answer Eating gluten, the protein found in wheat and wheat-like grains, has been shown to make the lining of both the brain and the digestive tract permeable or “leaky.” Leaky brain A leaky brain allows bacteria, heavy metals, environmental…

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What Does Functional Medicine Mean? Question: I keep hearing the term functional medicine. How is it different from regular medicine? Answer: Functional medicine’s focus is on correcting physiological function versus manipulating the problem with drugs or removing it with surgery. Different causes for same disease Let’s say 10 different people visit a functional medicine practitioner…

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While considering the health of many of my patients, the concern over diagnostic tests often comes up. Of particular interest is the lab work many of my patients bring me. My blog askdrakiba.com discusses this in greater detail…

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We treat patients neurologically and metabolically…we offer more tools than any other office in the Charlotte market, including more modalities, more diagnostic options and a better chance at long term health for all our patients…By looking at the patient from a structural point of view, a neurological point of view and a metabolic point of view, we are able to ensure that proper health is restored and the patient truly experiences the high quality of life they deserve. (click below to read the whole blog or go to www.askdrakiba.com)

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We have recently had our 1 year anniversary offerring non-surgical spinal decompression therapy in our office and I have to say we have never helped so many patients.  This amazing treatment continues to assist with the conservative treatment of: Herniated Spinal Discs Spinal Stenosis Sciatica Facet Syndrome Failed Surgery Decompression therapy has several advantages over…

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