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Holistic Medicine Wellness Center Blog

An Introductory Guide to SIBO

February 19, 2022

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Man with stomachache, may be suffering from SIBO

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, more commonly known as SIBO, is a serious condition that adversely affects gut health. Sadly, though, many people do not understand it — and quite a few people have no clue that they are suffering from it! Let’s talk more about what SIBO is, the symptoms it can cause, and possible treatment options.

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Top 10 Supplement Recommendations from Dr. Derek Murphy

January 27, 2022

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Woman taking supplements in Orlando to support her health

“What vitamins or supplements should I take?” That is a common question I get asked by patients. Honestly, answering this question depends on your current state of health and what medical conditions you might have. However, I believe some supplements and vitamins can help most people. The following 10 supplements in Orlando are favorites for myself and my patients. Before adding any herbs or supplements, I recommend consulting with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you and there are no interactions with your medications. I would also like to make another important point that the quality of supplements or vitamins is of the utmost importance. The vitamins and supplements you traditionally purchase at big chain stores are usually not very good quality. They are typically full of preservatives, fillers, nonactive ingredients, artificial flavors, partial vitamins, or even worse, knock offs. These types of nutritional products, I would say, do more harm than good. 

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Do I Really Need Supplements?

December 13, 2021

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Woman sitting on sofa, has box of supplements

This is a very common question I get asked by patients. In a perfect world, I would say you do not. However, the way we live now with increased stress, work demands, decreased sleep, and increased rates of disease places much greater demands on our bodies, and the foods we consume do not have the nutrients they once did. Depending on the specific nutrient, our crops can contain between 20 – 70% less minerals than they did 70 years ago. Now imagine our fruits and vegetables have fewer minerals and then we further process them along with all the lab engineered Frankenfoods we eat. Many of the micronutrients and other beneficial compounds get removed during the processing of food in an already mineral-depleted source. 

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What Is Medical Acupuncture? How Can It Help You?

November 15, 2021

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Hand carefully inserting needles for medical acupuncture into patient’s skin

When most people think of acupuncture, they think of ancient Chinese customs. But did you know that this millenniums-old practice has a valuable place in modern holistic medicine? Medical acupuncture is similar to its traditional counterpart in many ways, but it has a heavier focus on evidence-based scientific research. Let’s talk about what medical acupuncture is and how it may be able to play a role on your journey toward wellness.

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Can Medical Marijuana Treat Inflammation?

September 27, 2021

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Doctor in background, holding medical marijuana product in foreground

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury and illness. On a short-term basis, it is a very good thing because it promotes healing. However, if inflammation becomes chronic or occurs when it is unnecessary, it can result in significant pain and other symptoms. Can medical marijuana ease inflammation? Yes! Let’s talk about how it works in the body to calm inflammatory responses.

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How Does Medical Marijuana Affect Appetite?

August 4, 2021

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Cancer patient enjoying a snack with help of medical marijuana

A number of serious illnesses, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, and some forms of heart disease, are associated with loss of appetite. Individuals who suffer from these conditions may eat so little that they do not take in the nutrition that their body needs to fight their illness and enjoy the best quality of life possible. Fortunately, medical marijuana may be able to help. Let’s talk about how it affects appetite.

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5 Ways to Take Medical Marijuana

July 27, 2021

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Woman with jar of medicinal marijuana, wondering how to take it

Medicinal marijuana might be able to help you find relief from chronic health problems, including severe pain and anxiety, but when you first get your prescription, it can be a little overwhelming. It comes in a variety of forms, each of which has its pros and cons. Your doctor, as well as the people who work at the dispensary, can help you understand your options for taking medical marijuana. In the meantime, this blog post provides a brief overview of some common administration methods.

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How Does Medical Marijuana Work for Pain and Anxiety?

May 27, 2021

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Woman holding small jar that contains medical marijuana

Countless individuals rely on medical marijuana to cope with significant health problems. In fact, it is estimated that there are more than 3.5 million medical marijuana patients in the U.S., and more than 400,000 of them are in the state of Florida alone!

Despite its rising popularity, however, quite a few people still hesitate to consult a doctor about whether it is right for them. That is understandable, especially given the many conflicting opinions about marijuana. Understanding how it works in the body to relieve pain and anxiety can help you make an informed decision about whether it might be suitable for you.

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