Stress-Proofing the GI Tract

By Chris D. Meletis, ND Last month, I began a three-part series about how stress affects the human body with the introductory article focusing on the effect that stress has on cognition and memory. In part two of this series I will explain how stress can impair proper digestion leading to constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel…

SSRIs Plus NSAIDs

A Potentially Lethal Combination By Chris D. Meletis, ND Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most widely used antidepressants in the world. Often, however, individuals taking SSRIs for depression also suffer from one or more painful conditions, such as arthritis, sports injuries, back problems, and headaches. To alleviate pain, a person on an SSRI…

Fatigue

A Comprehensive Guide to Solving a Common Health Concern By Chris D. Meletis, ND Fatigue is one of the most frequent health concerns I hear about from my patients in clinical practice. Although many turn to energy drinks, which, when rich in nutrients, are a better alternative to coffee, in reality this is only a…

Anti-Inflammatory Drink Mix

Controlling Inflammation in the GI Tract and Throughout the Body By Chris D. Meletis, ND Unchecked inflammation is one of the foremost causes of premature aging and countless devastating health conditions. The inflammatory process is associated with an overwhelming and crippling effect on the overburdened health care system of North America, including coronary artery disease,…

Metabolic Syndrome

Novel Botanical Inhibits This Modern Day Threat to Heart Health By Chris D. Meletis, ND Metabolic syndrome is something individuals often read about but aren’t sure how it is applicable to their own lives. However, metabolic syndrome is a very real threat to anyone who succumbs to the pressures of job stress, the temptation of…

New Year’s Weight Loss

Study Confirms Abdominal Fat is Deadly Even in Normal Weight People By Chris D. Meletis, ND Often, weight loss gets put on the back burner until the holidays are over. And when individuals do commit to a weight loss program in January, they concentrate on subtracting pounds from their total, overall weight. Although this is…