The Office of Dr. Brad Shook
What color do you see?

What the Blue Dress Says About Your Brain Health

-+*Why can’t you see the blue dress? Today I’m in Charlotte, NC in a functional medicine class called “Mastering The Brain” with some of the leading doctors in the country, and the topic of why the blue dress is seen as a different color by different people cam
Read More

Control insulin resistance to prevent chronic disease

-+*Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s — chronic diseases are the most common and costly health problems in the United States. What’s worse is they are largely lifestyle diseases, meaning they often can be prevented through changes to the diet. Many Ameri
Read More

Are you always hungry? You could have leptin resistance

-+*You would think people who are overweight or obese would never feel hungry—after all, they have all that extra fat to burn. But in a cruel twist of metabolic trickery, carrying excess fat can actually make you hungrier thanks to a phenomenon called leptin resistance. What is leptin
Read More

Wake up at 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Consider low blood sugar

-+*Do you consistently wake up around 3 a.m. and can’t fall back asleep? Although the reasons for sleep problems can be complex, waking up too early is often a symptom of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, and can be remedied through dietary changes and nutritional therapy. Why you wak
Read More

Diet for diabetes may be different than you thought—20 percent are “type 1.5”

-+*Although insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes get pinned on diet and lifestyle choices, in some cases these disorders could be associated with an autoimmune reaction, which is the mechanism behind type 1 diabetes. If so, this changes the diet for diabetes to manage the autoimmune
Read More

Feel sleepy after meals? This could be an Alzheimer’s risk

-+*Do you feel sleepy or have intense cravings for sugar after meals? Are you a woman whose hair is thinning, yet you’re growing facial hair? Are you a man who cries at movies and has “moobs” (male breasts)? If so, you probably suffer from insulin resistance. Not only does insulin res
Read More

An Insight to L-Arginine Dosage and Benefits

-+*L-Arginine is an essential amino acid that acts as a building block for proteins in the body. In most of the cases, our body maintains the needful levels of this amino acid on its own. However, during the course of aging, infections, severe burns, injuries etc the body’s supp
Read More

Study shows sugar makes us more stupid; omega 3 to the rescue

-+*A recently published UCLA study shows what many have suspected all along: Eating too much sugar makes you stupid. Scientists found that just six weeks of bingeing on sweets and soda will sabotage both learning and memory. Fortunately, consuming omega-3 fatty acids can counteract so
Read More

Do you suffer from sitting disease? Frequent breaks and standing are key

-+*Do you eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly but sit long hours each day at work? If so, you could be undoing all your good work. Sitting, even if you otherwise practice healthy habits, is associated with poor cardiovascular health, higher inflammation, and more belly fat, acco
Read More

Why Are Autism Rates Still On The Rise?

-+*According to the CDC autism rates are continuing to rise very quickly.  According to their most recent report on the subject, 1 in 88 children now have autism, and 1 in 54 boys.  Many different hypothesis have been proposed, including better detection, we all need to look at our mo
Read More