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Dr Craig’s Blog

Thoughts and suggestions on how you can increase your wellness, infinitely...

Cancer Sucks: How Cancer Changed My Practice

Cancer is an insidious totally f*d up diagnosis to receive. It radically affected the life of many members of my family as of late. Cancer sucks! It is really frustrating and humbling when you cannot help someone avoid cancer especially when you feel you should be able to because – well, I’m a doctor! This has had a heavier impact on me than I would care to admit but here I am telling you that cancer has totally changed my life and the way I practice my medicine.

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Protect your Thyroid from these Antibiotics

Antibiotics have been one of the miracles of modern medicine and can be lifesavers in the right context. Unfortunately, there are significant downsides to many of these antibiotics and those suffering from thyroid conditions have to be aware of a specific class of antibiotics known as quinolones or fluoroquinolones.

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Why Human Adaptation Plays a Role in Our Nutrition

Adaptation is an awesome thing. As humans, we are very adaptable and we’ve mutated to become more civilized. I’m not talkin X-Men kind of mutations here, what I’m talking about is that we have genetic propensities that have evolved over a long time to be able to process certain foods.

This is truly amazing when you think of the sheer magnitude of our change. Over time, humans have adapted in order to gain abilities that have been advantageous for our nutrition.

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Digestion: the mother of your health

Digestive problems can arise as we age, undergo stress, eat too quickly, eat on the run, or eat diets composed of refined and rich foods, too much food, or foods eaten in complicated combinations. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite resources to help you learn more about the power of the gut and how to care for it.

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Supplements for enhancing your fat burning experience

Adapting your body to burn fat is just that…an adaptation…a process. It doesn’t happen overnight and it doesn’t look exactly the same for every body. Your experience may look different than mine, and may require different strategies. Today I want to talk a little bit about supplements that can help enhance your fat burning experience.

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Training For Longer Fasts

Why Fasting? I am a big fan of variation in diet and eating. I think this is more in synch with nature and humans have obviously adapted quite well to the cycles of feast and famine. Unfortunately we modern humans have attempted to outsmart nature and created a...

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Law or Lore? Timing of Protein and Exercise

Many studies have shown differing opinions on the importance of protein sources close to workouts. The research is conflicting and I look into these differing conclusions and what option might be best for your body based on your metabolism and schedule.

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Making plant based proteins work better for you

One common assumption that comes up when we talk Keto and adapting to burn fat is that plant-based proteins are bad. This is simply not true! There are around 20 amino acids that the human body uses to build proteins. If you choose to focus on plant-based protein sources, learn more about how proteins work in this article and eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that they are getting all the amino acids that they need.

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Alcohol and Fat Burning

Let’s talk about alcohol. In the world of nutrition, alcohol is sometimes considered the fourth essential macronutrient. But this one is a bit tricky. I’m going to highlight it as a macronutrient spotlight, simply because I think it important for everyone to understand how it is processed in our bodies so we can make the best and most educated choices for ourselves.

Can you drink alcohol on a “Diet” or should it be avoided?

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Macronutrient Spotlight: Earn Your Carbs

Carbohydrates are considered an abundant cheap and quick energy source. They have also become the center of the battle over the cause in the rise of obesity. Just like with proteins and fats we need to not only consider quantity but also quality and timing when eating carb forward foods.

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Are You Exercising Yourself to Death?

Contrary to what most people believe to be true about the best way to exercise for heart health, the medical facts simply don’t support it. A comprehensive study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that the recovery of your heart rate immediately after exercise is a risk factor for sudden death.

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Mercury Toxicity: Associated Symptoms and Conditions

Mercury in significant quantities is toxic to the human body. Despite important actions taken to reduce our exposure, there are unfortunately still cases about that can be a cause for concern. It’s important to stay vigilant and understand how mercury and mercury poisoning can affect your body. Here are symptoms, categorized by body system or area of the body, in which to lookout for:

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Leaky Gut: Can This Be Destroying Your Health?

Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS) is a major cause of disease and dysfunction in modern society, accounts for at least 50% of chronic complaints, as confirmed by laboratory tests. In LGS, the epithelium on the villi of the small intestine becomes inflamed and irritated, which allows metabolic and microbial toxins of the small intestines to flood into the blood stream. This event compromises the liver, the lymphatic system, and the immune response including the endocrine system. Some of the most incurable diseases are caused by this exact mechanism, where the body attacks its own tissues. This is commonly called auto-immune disease.

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Mapping Your Journey For Success: Beginning, Middle, and End.

Anticipation of the destination – It is really exciting to be going somewhere, to be starting something new. You likely set meaningful goals…something that you can aim for and something to focus on – the destination or the outcome you are striving for.

We all do this, and we are told that it is good to have something to aim for.

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Get Out of Your Mind and Out of Your Own Way

Training the "body" is much easier than training the mind.  In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are the same repetitive...

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The Way to Optimal Health Lies Within You: Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

The way to your optimal health lies within you, but the only way to find “the way” is to stop following the paths of others that lead you astray. In my last article, I wrote about the importance of experimentation. You have to experiment – because if you don’t, nothing will change. If you don’t experiment, you’ll never discover what truly works for YOU and your body, as an individual with unique traits and characteristics.

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