Schedule an Appointment

Latest Vital Health Articles

By vitalhf, Apr 26 2019 02:00PM

By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Chances are, you or someone you know is currently dealing with a thyroid condition. Hypothyroidism brings with it the potential for a host of associated symptoms including fatigue, depression, unexplained weight gain, always feeling cold, constipation, muscle weakness and many more. Thyroid conditions can be extremely frustrating, due to the complexities of the endocrine system and the way blood panels for thyroid conditions are most often run.


Continue Reading...

By vitalhf, Apr 24 2019 02:00PM

By Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


There is a very strong correlation between stress and weight gain. Since we all have stress in our lives, how can we ever lose weight then? Understanding the mechanisms of how stress contributes to weight gain help us use some tools to help lessen the adverse effects of stress on our waistline.


Continue Reading...

By vitalhf, Apr 22 2019 04:58PM

By Jonathan M. Sasser, M.S.O.M., L.Ac.


Perhaps one of the best answers to the question, “Why whole food supplements?” comes from Catalyn, the original multivitamin created by the Standard Process’ founder, Dr. Royal Lee. Lee created Catalyn in response to the declining health of family and friends, that followed the increased prevalence of refined and processed foods, especially grains. At the time, Lee simply asked, “What piece is now missing that wasn’t missing before?”. Catalyn was the answer. To create Catalyn, Lee combined wheat germ (the part of the wheat berry that is removed from wheat during the refining process) with a number of other plant and animal products that he knew to possess great health benefits. To this day, we are still discovering nutrients essential to human function, and Catalyn contains all of them (over 2000).


So how is it possible that a supplement created nearly a century ago already contains all of these nutrients?


Continue Reading...

By vitalhf, Apr 17 2019 02:00PM

By Dr. Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


In our quest for greater brain clarity, we need to understand that it is never normal to have brain fog, poor concentration, or lack of cognitive clarity, even as we age. While blamed on “you’re just getting old”, we know that isn’t true, as 20 and 30 year-olds, younger and older, have the same complaints. While poor memory could be age-related, before the age of 90, you should be seeking other reasons for these issues.


Continue Reading...

By vitalhf, Apr 10 2019 01:00PM

By Dr. Holly A. Carling, O.M.D., L.Ac., Ph.D.


Many people complain of “brain fog”. Some define it as an inability to concentrate or easily getting distracted, while others say they go about feeling like their head is stuffed with cotton and they feel sleepy. To eliminate it, many resort to coffee to try to focus, or on sweets to stay awake. Both just make the problem worse.


As always, looking for the underlying culprit goes far in remedying it. Since there are many causes for brain fog, we need to do some investigative work. Blood work is rarely helpful in identifying a cause for two reasons: First, brain fog isn’t considered a medical condition, therefore, there is no medical protocol for discovering a cause, much less a treatment for it. Secondly, blood work mostly identifies diseases, and unless the disease is drastic enough that follow-up testing reveals an underlying pathology, the protocol will be based on a disease model at that point, not a health model. So, where do we start?


Continue reading...

Holly Button PNG Jonathan Button PNG