The Office of Dr. Brad Shook

Getting Sick From Food Coloring: Why Food Coloring is Banned in Other Countries. An Autoimmune Disease Connection?

Did you ever think that food coloring could make you sick? Did you know it may contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Psoriasis? But, food coloring can’t be that bad right? It is in ever
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North to south through the gut – what can go wrong

We live in a time of unprecedented abundance of food and medical advances yet we are sicker than ever. It is considered normal to suffer from insomnia, PMS, depression, chronic pain, heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, and so on. But in reality these are our bodies’ warning signs that
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FODMAPS could be contributing to your IBS, Colitis or Crohn’s Disease

I wanted to share some information with you on FODMAPS (Fermentable Oligo, Di- and Monosaccharides and Polyols).  These are sugars found in certain foods difficult for many to digest. Want to know more about SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth)? Click here. Want Dr. Shook to he
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Could your IBS, constipation, or diarrhea really be SIBO?

Do you meet the criteria for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and can’t find relief? Do you look pregnant thanks to a bloated belly? Are chronic diarrhea or constipation your constant companions? If so, you may be a victim of stubborn gut bacteria, also known as small intestinal bacteri
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Heart disease is an inflammation disease

You could eat a “heart-healthy” diet, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight and still be at risk for heart disease. Why? Because the root cause of heart disease is inflammation, and managing inflammation goes beyond standard prevention advice.
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Childhood stomach aches linked with adult depression and anxiety

A Stanford University researcher found that gastric irritation early in life could pave the way for lifelong psychological problems.
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Poor sleep habits raise the risk of dementia

An imbalanced sleep/wake cycle, or circadian rhythm, increases your risk of dementia later in life.
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Gluten could be causing your heartburn

Call it acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD, but having stomach acid splash back up into your esophagus is painful and distressing. Although researchers cite various causes, one that many doctors overlook is gluten, the protein found in wheat, spelt, rye, barley, and other wheat-like grai
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Significantly Improve Your Autoimmune Disease? The Best Advice You’ve Never Taken.

Significantly Improve Your Autoimmune Disease? The Best Advice You've Never Taken.
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Possible Link Between SSRIs and Breast, Ovarian Cancer

This is very interesting research that is not conclusive, but that highlights some of the unknown risks associated with many of the medications we take on a regular basis.  Everyday we hear of new medications that are making people sick, so is the benefit greater than the risk?  Are t
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