by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Why do some people believe strange things? It used to be, when I first started my practice, that I had to contend only with the advice of well-meaning relatives and the articles found in a handful of health magazines.

 

Now, it’s the Internet. Although there are plenty of reputable websites with sound medical advice out there on the World Wide Web, medical misinformation can get passed around as fact just as liberally.

 

I’m amazed at what some people will attempt do to themselves after spending only a day or two with “Dr. Google.”

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DrMaxwell on August 27th, 2014

 

Research has shown that 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug. While prescription drugs can be helpful in the treatment of both acute and chronic disease, many have been linked to the development of nutritional deficiencies. 

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DrMaxwell on August 25th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Bowel movements. Stool. Poop. While these words certainly aren’t on the list of subjects that should come up during polite dinner conversation, I believe we’d be healthier as a society if we acknowledged what goes on in the bathroom.

 

Even if we can’t talk about it amongst each other, it should be something we can examine on our own.

 

If you’re the type to do what you need to do in the bathroom, flush, wash up, and walk away, you could be missing some vital clues about the state of your health. It may sound a bit embarrassing, but the next time you visit the toilet to “do the doo”, don’t flush until you look down.

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DrMaxwell on August 20th, 2014

by: Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Prior to 1974, only a small percentage of people had ever heard of osteoporosis. Though serious, this bone disease was rare and associated only with women aged 70 and over with a “dowagers hump”. Now, in the 21st century, osteoporosis is estimated to affect 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 worldwide. How did a disease that was rare a generation ago become one of the top health concerns affecting senior citizens today?

 

One word: Bisphosphonates.

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DrMaxwell on August 18th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

Have you been diagnosed with a mental health or neurological condition? Are you having difficulty conceiving? You could be deficient in vitamin B12. According to statistics, 40 percent of people between the ages of 26 and 83 have serum B12 levels below the normal range. This often results in a host of physiological and mental health symptoms that can be difficult to pin down.

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DrMaxwell on August 13th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Food planning, preparation, and consumption is a cultural and social activity enjoyed by everyone on earth. Every country and even every state has their own way of creating an enjoyable meal. The ultimate goal of eating is to eliminate hunger pangs and nourish your body. Is your food nourishing? If not, you will continue to crave what you need to survive.

 

Here is a list of 10 foods and additives that keep you on the constant hunger roller coaster:

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DrMaxwell on August 11th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Mid-Adult Woman Reaching for a Fresh Berry Smoothie

Over the past couple of years, fruit smoothies have been quietly replacing soft drinks as the beverage of choice. But are smoothies bad for you or are they healthy?

 

That depends.

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DrMaxwell on August 6th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Earlier this year, the website, Vice.com did an article on a man who has lived almost entirely on pizza for the past 25 years. His unusual story prompted social media responses ranging from positive (“You’re our hero!”) to negative (“You’re going to die!”).

 

What caught my attention was what his doctors had to say. Although 38-year-old Dan Janssen claims his endocrinologist doesn’t approve, the rest of his doctors have said, “Your cholesterol is fine. You seem healthy. Keep doing what you’re doing.”

 

Dan has insulin-dependent diabetes.

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DrMaxwell on August 4th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

 

Do you clear your throat constantly? Are your nostrils so plugged up, you can’t even remember the last time you could keep your mouth closed while chewing? Chronic sinus problems are an issue for millions of people so you’re not alone. Let’s take a look at some of the common causes of chronic sinus problems and what you can do to clear the mucous out of your nose and throat for good!

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DrMaxwell on July 30th, 2014

by Dr. Craig A. Maxwell

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Have you seen the new commercial for Fiber One bars? It is shot to the tune of the 80s pop hit, “Take My Breath Away” by Berlin. (Remember, the one from the Tom Cruise flick, Top Gun?)

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