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Do You have a Sweet Tooth, or is it Sugar Addiction?

sugar addiction

According to the USDA, Americans increased their intake of sugar 39% between 1950 and 2000. Today, Americans eat three pounds of sugar per week on average. Adults tend to eat less, children more. In fact, it’s hard to escape sugar these days unless you avoid processed foods and drinks completely. Sugar in some form is in nearly every processed food ... Read More »

Want More Energy, Better Sleep, Less Stress… Try This!


Do you want more energy, better quality sleep, and less stress in your life?  Then the FirstLine Therapy® Lifestyle Program is just want you need! Gautama Siddhartha says that “Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.”  If you have been suffering with chronic illness then you are among the 1 out of 10 Americans that ... Read More »



AIDS is an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV.  HIV originated from chimpanzee’s with a first US AIDS case in 1981.  Most recent data reveals approximately 33.2 million people living with HIV, and 2.1 million dying of AIDS.  The increase in those infected with the virus but living is secondary to the antiretroviral therapy and ... Read More »

Discover the Wonder of Giving

Discover the Wonder of Giving

Can you imagine climbing and then standing on the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world? It would be one thing to do it under the best of conditions, but can you imagine doing it blind? Erik Weihenmayer became the only blind man in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He later stood on ... Read More »

Is My Body Toxic?


3 Common Reasons You May Try … But Never Get Healthier I has become increasingly clear that we are developing health conditions which are unbeatable by adding more and newer drugs. Many patients I treat feel confused and angry as they have previously followed their doctor’s standard drug recommendations and made honest efforts to get better while they only remained in ... Read More »

Painful Bladder Syndrome

Woman’s Overactive Bladder Control

I often see patients in my office who have been to multiple doctors complaining of recurrent bladder infections. Antibiotics have not reliably relieved the symptoms and urine cultures either have not been done or are inconsistent in their results. In many cases, these patients do not have infections, but have a condition that mimics bladder infections. The information I am ... Read More »

Assessing Thyroid Bad Behavior

Assessing Thyroid Bad Behavior

By Jason Rhodes, DC, BCIM Did you know that more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetimes? And 60 percent of people suffering from a thyroid disease don’t even know it?1 Correctly diagnosing and treating thyroid disease remains a slippery slope mainly because thyroid disease mimics other conditions. Further, the symptoms can ... Read More »

HIV and Your Baby

HIV and Your Baby

HIV is a very serious viral infection. There are treatments but no cure, so it is very important to prevent transmission from mother to baby. The risk of the baby becoming infected with HIV depends on the pregnant woman. If the mother is HIV negative, her baby will be negative also. If the mom is HIV positive and does not ... Read More »

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed using an arthroscope, that is inserted into the joint through a small incision. Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn ... Read More »

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