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What causes Kidney Stones?

What causes Kidney Stones? Kidney stones are normally very painful so folks that have had them, want to never have them again.  Kidney stones are symptom of an underlying issue and can have many causes. In the natural healing world, we feel that anything can cause anything so the cause must be looked at very individually.  The kidney stone itself is a uric acid deposit, coming from improper protein metabolism and drainage issues in the kidney. A simple cause of kidney stones can be dehydration, lack of drinking good quality water and getting mineral or sea salt to help the kidneys work correctly.  Incomplete digestion of proteins or mal-absorption of nutrients necessary for complete digestion of proteins indicates a digestive or intestinal problem. Toxic liver and an overloaded lymphatic system can also trigger kidney stones as this over works the kidneys.  Subluxation of the mid thoracic vertebra with reduction of nerve flow to the kidneys reducing correct kidney function can also lead to…
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What causes Hiccups?

What causes Hiccups? As you may or may not realize, hiccups are symptom due to a spasm in the diaphragm. In the world of natural healing, we feel that anything can cause anything.  There must be some trigger though, for that individual to have the hiccups. This could be due to food allergies, indigestion and bloating, excitement, stress or other emotions, and subluxation in the cervical spine. The nerves that come from the spine at the C4 spinal level innervate the diaphragm.  We have had very good success in stopping hiccups by adjusting the upper cervical spine, especially the C4 area if it is subluxated. The T6 spinal level is involved with digestion and adjusting this area can also alleviate digestive problems that can stop the hiccups.  We have also found that using nutritional supplements to help with digestion, i.e. enzymes and betaine hydrochloride, reduce the indigestion and bloating and help to alleviate the food allergies which could lead to the symptom of hiccups.  Emotions tha…

What can I do to stop snoring?

What can I do to stop snoring?As you may or may not know, snoring is a possible symptom of underlying issues. In the natural healing world, we feel that anything can cause anything so to stop snoring, you must figure out the cause of the symptom in that individual. Possible causes would include enlarged adenoids and tonsils caused by immune system problems or allergies, extreme fatigue from overwork and stress and possible hypothyroidism, and possible subluxation of the upper cervical spine impinging upon the nerves that allow the body control itself normally. The goal in the clinical setting would be to figure out which one or more causes are involved in that individual. The thyroid connection is often overlooked and we find it to be a very common problem, especially in women. Eating foods that are inflammatory to the body, like refined sugar and flour, can cause the tonsils and adenoids to inflame and lead to snoring as well. So there are many causes and to stop the symptom of snori…

7 Things You Need To Know if Your Doctor Says Your Cholesterol Is Too High (Before Taking Meds!)

7 Things You Need To Know if Your Doctor Says Your Cholesterol Is Too High (Before Taking Meds!) When I first opened my medical practice in the mid-80s, cholesterol, and the fear of having too high a level was rarely discussed unless your cholesterol level was over 330 or so. Over the years, however, cholesterol became a household word for something you must keep as low as possible, or suffer the consequences. Today, dietary fat and cholesterol are typically still portrayed as the worst foods you can consume. This is unfortunate, as these myths are actually harming your health.1 Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in your body; indispensable for the building of cells and for producing stress and sex hormones, as well as vitamin D. Since the cholesterol hypothesis is false, this also means that the recommended therapies—low-fat, low-cholesterol diet, and cholesterol lowering medications—are doing more harm than good. Statintreatment, for example, is largely harmful, costly, a…
I just wanted to share with you this great Testimony.  We just love helping people feel better and enjoy their life the way they should.

Patient Testimony: What Was It Like Before I Came to See Dr. Mark? I was having a lot of pain in my hands – it was so bad I couldn’t sleep. Went to the doctor and they ran test for Lupus, Gout and Arthritis. They said everything was negative but said my immune system was not where it should be.  She also said we’ll see you in six months. That is when I went to Dr. Mark. How Is It Now? I started the nutrition program with Dr. Mark and in the three months I had no pain and feel more like I did at 40 – I am 69.  I’m also off all prescription drugs.    (J.T.)

Reasons our body needs Salt

The Story of Salt
Written By:  Dr. James DiNicolantonio
“Salt should be considered the relic and the symbol of the ocean where life startedthe ocean that is still present in our bodies.” (De Santo NG et al 1997) Salt makes up around 90% of the ocean’s minerals--the same percentage found in our blood.  Essentially, our blood reflects the composition of the ancient ocean from where life began. That fact alone should varnish salt with the utmost respect. And salt is everywhere. "What a funny planet (the earth). It is ugly, dry, full of sharp points, and is all salty," said Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupery. The ocean encompasses over 70% of the Earth’s surface and 99% of the Earth’s living space.  Salt is in rainwater (especially within 200 kilometers from the ocean), it’s in the ground (clay and soil), it’s in mountains (rock salt), it’s in animals (blood, interstitial fluid, skin, bone marrow, organs, meat, insects, etc.), it’s in plants (tiger nuts, the pith o…

Do you need a healthy Meal Plan - Here is what I tell my Patients

Breakfast:Start your day off with a good source of protein, such as, Eggs (organic or free range), Uncured Bacon, Sausage (with no sugar or MSG), and Nuts that are high in protein, such as, Macadamia, Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, and Cashews.You could mix these nuts with some plain Greek Yogurt.A protein powder shake is another good choice, make sure your powder is low in sugar, in your shake you can add a few blueberries, avocados, spinach, and kale.To make it dairy free just use water or unsweetened Almond or Coconut milk.Another idea is to have a no sugar nut butter on celery or cucumber slices. (great for lunch too) There are lots of great ways to fix Eggs, scrambled, boiled, over easy/hard, omelets with veggies. The day before or on the weekend to get ready for your busy week, make up an egg casserole with sausage and veggies, top with cheese if you can have dairy.Cut in squares and baggie up squares for a ready to go breakfast in the morning.Never use plastic bags or bowls in the mic…