SIBO- Overlooked Cause of GI Issues

By Tucson Functional Medicine on July 27, 2020 0 Comments

Greetings Gang, Dr. T here CASE REVIEW A 47-year woman named Kristina was seen with the following symptoms:  Chronic bloating, gas and belching, abdominal distention, intermittent diarrhea/constipation and abdominal pain/discomfort. Based on a review of the patient’s symptoms and review of her medical records from her primary physician I was suspicious of a condition called SIBO … Continue Reading


Gut-Brain Axis in Health & Disease

By Tucson Functional Medicine on July 19, 2020 0 Comments

The Gut-Brain Axis in Health and Disease Robert G. Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, CES, HKC, SASTM The brain is the most nutrient-dependent, energy-dependent and toxin- and stress-vulnerable organ in the body. The gut and the brain are very tightly linked. In the gut-brain axis, damage to one is often … Continue Reading


Consequences of Protein Pump Inhibitors

By Tucson Functional Medicine on July 12, 2020 0 Comments

Nexium Prilosec Epiphany You can’t open a magazine these days or watch television without seeing an ad for “the purple pill”, Nexium. The original purple pill, Prilosec, was the number one selling prescription drug in 2001. Both Nexium and Prilosec are what we call proton pump inhibitor (PPI). Prilosec is the original proton pump inhibitor that … Continue Reading


OSTEOPOROSIS – The Calcium Myth!

By Tucson Functional Medicine on July 6, 2020 0 Comments

The Calcium Myth Calcium may well be the world’s most popular nutritional supplement.   Why is that?   The main reason for calcium’s popularity is just good-old-fashioned Madison Avenue propaganda.   For four decades Americans have been the beneficiaries of major advertising campaigns from the dairy industry promoting milk as the ideal food, especially for … Continue Reading