Positive thinking helpful in coping with, but perhaps not banishing, chronic illness
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…Read More
When a gluten-free diet is not enough
Combined resveratrol and curcumin for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders
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…Read More
Could I have a food intolerance?
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…Read More
Gluten can cause leaky brain and gut
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…Read More
What Does Functional Medicine Mean?
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…Read More
The Importance of the Triglyceride/HDL Ratio
The Importance of the Triglyceride/HDL Ratio – check out this great new clinical pearl on my blog at askdrakiba.comRead More
Lab Tests and Your Health
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…Read More
What Makes Our Office Different?
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)Read More
Better than ever…non-surgical spinal disc treatment
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…Read More