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Hypermobility & Chronic Health Issues

If a syndrome is a condition associated with a cluster of symptoms, a supersyndrome is a group of related conditions often seen together.

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New Resource: Creating a Healthy Home

You spend 65% of your life inside your home (and a third of your life in one room!). Your home = your health. It’s that simple.

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The Power of Fasting

Fasting is more than just a health trend. If you’ve heard whispers about the transformative power of fasting but haven’t yet ventured into this realm, now is the perfect time to explore the ancient wisdom and modern science of fasting.

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Food & Mood: Take Control of Your Mental Health

Mood disorders like anxiety and depression are increasing. But understanding the critical link between food and mood can empower you to take back control of your mental health.

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Inflammation: The Underlying Cause of Chronic Disease

Inflammation is a normal response of our body’s immune system … but it can sometimes run amok, leading to all kinds of problems.

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Chronic Health Issues

Chronic health issues are now the most common medical problems we deal with. How can you avoid the wave of chronic health issues?

Understanding Lyme Disease: The Burden, Diagnosis, and Controversy

Understanding, Diagnosing, & Treating Lyme Disease

The number of Lyme disease cases in the US is greater than breast cancer, yet its still widely misunderstood and misdiagnosed.


Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

What if I were to tell you I’ve discovered one root cause — one predisposing factor associated with the most common & complex issues doctors address every day?

Foundational Treatments for POTS

Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 4: Foundational Treatments for POTS

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a mystery illness that has gained a lot of attention recently. It is characterized by an increased heart rate when standing up, causing symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. As a medical doctor in central Virginia, I have seen many patients with POTS that have been referred to…

Understanding the Connection Between POTS and Other Illnesses

Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 3: Understanding the Connection Between POTS & Other Illnesses

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system and can cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, and rapid heartbeat. While POTS can be a mystery illness, understanding what other diseases are associated with it can help in the treatment process. Often POTS is the result of one of these…

Understanding the Three Types of POTS

Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 2: The 3 Types of POTS

It’s common to hear people describe strange symptoms that don’t seem related, such as itchiness, rashes, gut problems, brain fog, poor sleep, blood pressure problems, and even pain that moves around the body. These symptoms may be related to a condition called POTS, which is a type of dysautonomia. In this article, we will explore…

POTS Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Unveiling the Mystery of POTS | Part 1: A Mystery Illness Sweeping the Country

What are the Key Things You Need to Know About POTS? Do you Suspect That You or a Loved One are Affected by POTS? Recently I’ve noticed POTS and dysautonomia popping up all over the media – both social and mainstream. I’ve noticed many Instagram videos of young ladies talking about dizziness, lightheadedness, skin rashes,…

The Connection Between Hypermobility and Autoimmune Disease

The Connection Between Hypermobility & Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is a condition I frequently see in patients with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder. In this article, I’ll highlight the chain of conditions that lead from hypermobility to autoimmune disease. Hypermobility Contributes to Leaky Gut You might wonder how it’s possible for loose joints and ligaments to affect gut health. Did you know that many…

Hypermobility and Dysautonomia

The Link Between Hypermobility & Dysautonomia

What is Dysautonomia? Dysautonomia is basically a dysregulation between the fight or flight (sympathetic) nervous system and the rest and digest (parasympathetic) nervous system. It’s a sympathetic overdrive and a parasympathetic underdrive. Symptoms of Dysautonomia Include: Dizziness Lightheadedness Fast heart rate Low blood pressure Edema Slow gut transit To understand the four phases of dysautonomia,…