A new study published late last year has shown that a chronic deficiency of vitamin D can limit the production of B vitamins by our beneficial gut bacteria. More specifically, the researchers found that vitamin D deficiency caused a secondary pantothenic acid deficiency, known as vitamin B5. This B vitamin is important for normal production [...]
shoulder prolotherapy Prolotherapy is an injection therapy where dextrose solution is introduced into a slow or non-healing injury site. This commonly includes the knee or shoulder. It has been a popular choice among Olympic athletes for decades. They often prefer it over more conventional surgical repair, which comes with extended recovery times. Although [...]
An article written in the journal published by the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that physicians should avoid using the term 'natural' when talking to new moms about breastfeeding. The authors of the article write, "we are concerned about breastfeeding promotion that praises breastfeeding as the 'natural' way to feed infants. This messaging plays into [...]
The Prefrontal Cortex in the human brain is that portion of the brain that makes us, us. It's what separates us from other animals. It's what allows us to contemplate the meaning of life. It allows us to weigh the benefits and risks of our choices, and even consider our own mortality. Through poor diet, [...]
The latest trend in functional medicine is to test patients' genetics to help individualize treatment. Perhaps the most recognized example of this is the MTHFR test for methylation defects. Sites like MTHFR.net have helped to educate thousands of people on this. However, recent studies are also showing that the appropriate intake of nutrients can influence [...]
Chronic infections like Lyme disease are becoming epidemic in the US. According to the CDC, 300,000 new cases of Lyme disease are diagnosed each year. The struggle to find new effective therapies is a real one. Antibiotics often do not adequately kill or control the infection, with a significant negative impact on the digestive tract. [...]
For a few years we have been getting numerous requests from current and prospective patients to serve them or their families as their family practice doctor. However, due to the specialized nature of our current practice providers, including our medical director Dr. Megan Strauchman, we have been unable to accommodate these requests........... .........until now. Starting [...]
Over the last 5 years we have received 2 live ticks in the office to send out for Lyme testing. Already this year we've had 3! For anyone who doesn't know, we have Tic Kits in the office that we can use to send a tick out to be tested for Lyme disease. The tick [...]
Seeking a scoliosis treatment provider who can recommend a variety of treatments is the next phase of scoliosis treatment evolution.
A case report co-authored by Dr. Morningstar was accepted for publication into the International Journal of Clinical Medicine. This report discusses how a 59-year-old woman was able to substantially improve her pain and quality of life by wearing a ScoliSMART Activity Suit for just 8 months.