After 4 years of service, Dr. Gary Kaplan has finished his term as a member of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee (CFSAC). In 2013, Dr. Gary Kaplan was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius. The 11 member Committee, which holds biannual meetings, was [...]
Dr. Kaplan and other physicians share their thoughts on what they see as the major obstacles that are preventing real progress when it comes to the opioid crisis in America.
When consumed daily, tonic herbs can balance and tone most body systems. They often strengthen immunity, reduce inflammation and restore overall wellness. While used for centuries in Eastern and Western herbalism traditions, recent research has elucidated that many of their active chemical constituents reduce inflammation, oxidative stress and promote health(1,2,3). [...]
Breaking the Cycle of Pain by Paul Wynn, Pain Free Living Magazine, September 2017 THE FOUNDER OF AN INTEGRATIVE-MEDICINE CLINIC EXPLAINS WHY CHRONIC PAIN SHOULD BE TREATED AS AN INFLAMMATORY DISEASE IMAGINE TALKING to your doctor and finding out that chronic pain is actually an inflammatory disease. It's an unconventional [...]
Cold laser therapy (CLT), also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT) is a modality that has been used by the medical profession for decades to treat acute and chronic pain conditions ranging from tendonitis and bursitis, to back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. CLT is the application of low [...]
Smart snacking means keeping your carbohydrate and protein intake in balance. It will not only maintain your energy level throughout the day, but will also help stabilize mood and mental clarity. Need some ideas? Here are some of my favorite snack combinations! TIP: Keep carbs to 15g per snack maximum. [...]
Years ago I had a teen patient who presented with nausea, fatigue, weight loss, and cognitive decline. He was so sick, he was missing weeks of school at a time and could not keep up. After a thorough work up, I tested him for mycotoxins, naturally occurring, poisonous substances that [...]
If you need a mid-afternoon pick me up in the form of a sugary snack or coffee boost to get you through the rest of the day, that's a good indicator that your blood sugar level is out of balance. Stabilizing your blood sugar is one of the easiest steps you [...]
Behind functional medicine is a wonderfully simple philosophy that treats the body as a whole, interconnected system which looks at mind, body, and spirit as contributing elements to a person’s overall state of health. Functional medicine is evidence-based and seeks to identify the root cause of disease by probing into the unique history of a patient’s life and genetics, as well as environmental and lifestyle factors.
If left undiagnosed and untreated, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses can have detrimental long-term effects on the body. Call 703-532-4892, ext. 2 today for more information. Lyme disease is the most reported vector-borne illness (diseases transmitted through mosquitoes, tick and flea bites) in the United [...]