Can Supplements Help Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: As we discussed last week, autism is a disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1

Does Autism Spectrum Disorder Start in the Womb?

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Autism is a disorder that involves abnormal development and function of the brain. People with autism show decreased social communication skills and restricted or repetitive patterns of behaviors or interests. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago,

GMOs and the Big Round Up

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Whether we like it or not, GMOs are a part of the American dietary landscape and they are something we all need to become more informed about. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 70-80% of the food we eat in the United States, both at home and away from home, contains

PMS – A Natural Approach

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Ahhhh those pesky hormones! How many ways can we be affected by them when they go astray? Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) often occurs when the hormones are not in balance. Symptoms may include acne, swollen breasts, bloating, mood swings, sleep disturbances, headache, backache, appetite changes, aches and pains, irritability, anxiety and probably

Are You Doomed When You Hear, “You Have Diabetes?”

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: Type 2 diabetes used to be called adult onset diabetes as it usually occurred after 20 years of age. Unfortunately, this type of diabetes is occurring at younger and younger ages. This type of diabetes begins with the body becoming less able to use insulin. Insulin is a hormone made in

Gut on Fire!

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: The sensation of having your gut on fire is no laughing matter. The pain, discomfort, fatigue and stress that stomach burning may cause can make daily life miserable. Unfortunately, gut on fire is an all too common problem due to indigestible, inorganic foods, over use of antibiotics, chlorinated water and the

Belching, Bloating & Gas: Six Simple Tips for Avoiding Them

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn: In some countries, belching after dinner is considered the polite way of thanking your host for a great meal. But here in the USA, belching and cousins bloating and gas are considered digestive issues that cause discomfort we can all live without. Plus, over 70% of your immune system is in