Resolve Dry Eye: An Interview with Dr. Phil Elston

Interview with Dr. Phil Elston of Clarity Advanced Eyecare and Michigan Dry Eye Center I would like you to meet a doctor who created Michigan’s premier dry eye center, Dr. Phil Elston. We met in a business group a few years ago. His thoroughness, excellent care, and cutting-edge technology are just some of the reasons I send all of my patients to him for eye care. Plus, he is a really nice guy. His practice is on Old Woodward¬†in Birmingham. … Continued

Thermography: Why Our “Girls” Love Them

Thermography is a great addition to your preventative healthcare program. It is mainly used as another tool in addition to palpation, mammography, ultrasound,¬†and MRI to detect breast cancer. It can also be used for the detection of other conditions. Let’s talk. How Thermography Works Thermography is a process that takes thousands of temperature measurements directed to a computer that creates a picture divided by color that can detect tissue changes in the body. In our practice, we use it predominantly … Continued


Turmeric: The Miracle Spice

Looking like a runty weird root with a bright orange core, the root Curcuma longa contains a spice that has health benefits called, turmeric. Turmeric contains curcumin, this active ingredient is found to have so many benefits to the human body it is considered a miracle spice. Balancing Blood Sugar Curcumin from turmeric can help balance blood sugar by making the cells more sensitive to the signal created by insulin. Insulin has receptor sites on cells that send a signal … Continued

Soup Season is Here

The air is cooler, the wind is brisker, and the sky is darker. It must be fall. Time for sweaters and blankets and soup. Soup is a comfort food. It nurtures us, reminds us of being taken care of, and can be full of healthy ingredients that nourish us. This month’s recipe is of a rich, creamy, smoky vegetable soup that is hearty enough to be a meal. Blender Love I love my Vitamix. We use it to make smoothies … Continued

Detox After Flu Shot

The flu shot has a list of ingredients that you wouldn’t put into your body willingly. Formaldehyde, aluminum salts, and mercury are just a few of the scary ingredients. If you are forced to get the flu shot or if you choose to get the flu shot (no judgment) there are some things that will help your body deal with the toxic ingredients that are injected. Vitamin C, before and after Vitamin C is necessary for a healthy immune system. … Continued

How to Avoid a Healing Crisis

Have you ever had a natural treatment and you temporarily got worse before you got better? This is common and it is called a healing crisis. Whenever I see a new patient I will tell them that they may experience this. Let’s cover a few reasons this can happen. Detox When you start a liver cleanse you can often feel flu-ish with headaches, body aches, and lethargy. This is often due to detoxing at a rate that is greater than … Continued

Muscle Testing And How I Use It In My Practice

Applied kinesiology or manual muscle testing for health has become popular in the past few years. I have used muscle testing with my patients for all of the 25 years I have been in practice. The first to correlate weak muscles regaining strength with chiropractic treatment, Dr. George Goodheart, coined the term applied kinesiology and taught the technique he defined starting in 1964. My cousin and mentor, Rob Radtke, worked with Dr. Goodheart and years later I worked with Rob. … Continued

Butternut Squash and Pecan Souffle and Vitamin A

Combine roasted butternut squash, silky maple syrup, and crunchy pecans and you get the makings for a dish that sings Autumn in Michigan. I can’t wait to share this recipe with you! My friend and teacher, Jill Beckman, made this for a dinner she hosted last month and we all could not get enough of it. The health benefits of butternut squash A one cup serving can contain almost 500 mg of potassium. This electrolyte mineral keeps the brain, muscles, … Continued

Skin Health Starts On The Inside

If you have skin, and I know you do, at some point you have had an issue with it. Acne, hives, Eczema, Psoriasis are all skin conditions that can have their root cause in the gut. Today we will explore that and I will include a PowerPoint of the presentation I did for Oakland County this week. Thank you to all the workshop attendees that participated. Your skin is the first line of defense It is your number one barrier … Continued

Raise Your Eyebrows. Three Steps for Healthy Habits

What does it take to get into your groove and stay there? Our health is our happiness, so getting into healthy habits, that keep us healthy, contributes to our sunny disposition as well. Emotional well-being and physical well-being go hand-in-hand. One will influence the other and, sometimes, we have more control over one so we start there. Today lets focus on how to be consistent with being physically active. It doesn’t matter if you are walking around the neighborhood, lifting … Continued