Apple Cider Vinegar: Really?!?

It’s time to enter the shaky ground of folk medicine by discussing apple cider vinegar as a treatment for GERD. Hopefully, you will bear with me and consider the logic. If you recall, the larger context is “functional medicine” and whether a cure...

Natural Cure for GERD

Having urged a severe reduction in the use of the purple pill and it’s cousins, I’m obligated to give an alternative. The best way to prevent or reverse acid reflux is to eat a well constructed diet low in processed carbohydrates. At Trinity/VitalSigns we...

How Not to Treat GERD

GERD (acid reflux) symptoms can be eradicated in most cases by “the purple pill” or it’s cousins (Proton pump inhibitors – PPI’s). These meds have therefore entered our top 10 lists of most prescribed drugs. So as I previously asked...

What is Functional Medicine?

It seems that the entire culture is beginning to rebel against the failures of traditional medicine. This is opening the door to all sorts of pseudoscience and dubious “medical providers”. “Functional medicine”, rightly understood, is medicine...