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Why All the Talk About Gluten?

Posted on 01-06-2017

And why "Gluten Free" is not necessarily a life sentence. There’s a lot of talk about gluten these days.  At any gathering including food, you’re likely to encounte...

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Dangers of Acid Reflux Medications

Posted on 10-24-2016

Is that little purple pill doing more harm than good? Dr. Kevin E. Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Burning in the chest and throat. Trouble swallowing. The feeling that food is stuck in your chest o...

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Food Sensitivities: Common and Misunderstood Causes of GI Issues

Posted on 02-02-2016

Food Sensitivities: a Common and Misunderstood Culprit It’s estimated that as many as 80 percent of Americans have some type of food sensitivity or intolerance.  These intolerances a...

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Is the Medical Approach to Diabetes Backward?

Posted on 12-28-2015

A Functional Medicine Point of View Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure, non-accident lower-limb amputations, and new cases of blindness among a...

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Sitting is the New Smoking

Posted on 12-28-2015

Yes, Physical Inactivity is THAT Bad for You. Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN You’ve seen the headlines and heard the news stories declaring that a sedentary lifestyle is bad for you...

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Small Pains Can Lead to Big Problems

Posted on 06-03-2015

Why toughing it out can do more harm than good. What is Pain? Let’s start at the beginning. Pain is your body’s way of alerting you that something may be wrong.   ...

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Organic Foods, Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen

Posted on 05-19-2015

For those who read this column on a regular basis, this month’s topic is not new. But it is important. In fact, so many of my patients are asking questions about the effect of chemicals on t...

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Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers (and why humans do)

Posted on 02-11-2015

Dr. Kevin Ritzenthaler, DC, DCBCN “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” is the title of a highly acclaimed book by Stanford Neurologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky.  In it, he distinguis...

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Avoid the Flu, Naturally

Posted on 11-18-2014

The Centers for Disease Control recommends most everyone should get the flu shot each year, with special attention given to people in high-risk groups (See cdc.gov/flu for more details). However, ...

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Headaches Are Not Due to an Aspirin Deficiency

Posted on 10-06-2014

Triggers Remedies and Drug-Free Headache Relief Dr. Colleen Boling, DC 14 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. We’re not talking about the occasional headache, but the kind...

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