Indoor Air Quality – Home is Where the Hazard is

Home is where the hazard is
By Shadi Nahas, PhD

Out of sight, out of mind. If it doesn’t smell bad, look bad or make you feel bad, is it harmful?  The problem with air quality awareness is that air is invisible, so most of us forget it’s there and forget […]

A Note on Food from Dr. Richard Nahas

Food is an essential part of our lives – as sustenance and medicine, custom and tradition, social bond and emotional salve. 

Conscious communities are increasingly returning to nature and learning to respect food once again.
Yes, food is medicine.  Eating the right things, in the right way, in the right amount, […]

What It Means To Be Gluten Sensitive

Many of our patients have heard ‘the gluten talk.’ Gluten is a protein in wheat, rye, barley, spelt and kamut, and it is causing a wide range of health problems in a growing number of people. True allergy to gluten is called celiac disease, and it is a clearly-defined […]

A Good Reason to Hold the Salt

There have been many studies published over the past twenty years telling us that salt causes high blood pressure. This is still a bit controversial, but it is more important to know whether cutting out salt can actually prevent bad things from happening to you. A large research study […]

The Truth About Sunscreen

A few words on the importance of Vitamin D from Dr. Richard Nahas…
There is a powerful way to heal the immune system that has been ignored by modern medicine until now. If you have asthma, psoriasis or eczema, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, […]

Should You Be Gluten-Free?

May is Celiac Awareness Month. While there are only a few of my patients with Celiac disease, about 25% of my patients are on a gluten-free diet.  This is because they probably have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS), and it can make their pain and brain symptoms worse. If you […]

The Benefits of Integrative Pain Management

The importance of integrated care for treating chronic pain has long been accepted as optimum for patients. Chronic pain, by its very nature, is not something that can be treated only one way.

The prestigious Mayo Clinic is talking about the issue this week, publicizing  a review of several case […]

Blueberry Power

This superfood helps prevent many chronic diseases
Blueberries are one of nature’s best medicines. There are many varieties in the Vaccinium family that are only found in North America. You can tell that they are good for you for one simple reason: they are blue. It is easy to eat […]

Better Blood Pressure

A Rational Approach Considers This a Symptom – Not a Disease – And Treats The Causes
High Blood Pressure – or hypertension – is one of the most common medical conditions in the western world. If you don’t have it, you probably know someone who does. It is one of […]

Vitamin D – Desperately Seeking Sunshine

There has been a lot of talk about vitamin D in the news – and the talk is all about cancer. A large study from Nebraska recently found that women who took vitamin D for four years got 77% fewer cancers. This could point to a huge potential problem, […]