Blog Archive

Hypoglycemia Apr 2nd, 2019

You don't feel so well.  You get a bit dizzy and suddenly you hit the pavement.  When you come around, you wonder what in the world happened! In previous blogs (Disorders caused by insulin resistance) (Insulin Resistance Description) you have read the concerns that we should have regarding insulin resistance...

Disorders Caused by Insulin Resistance Mar 25th, 2019

Insulin Resistance: a beautiful system! Insulin resistance is not a bad mechanism.  It becomes a problem only when it is overused. It is a beautiful system that God has designed to allow us to be able to store calories for times when we will need them.  A farmer provides a...

Insulin Resistance Mar 19th, 2019

We are truly ‘Fearfully and Wonderfully Made’ (Psalm 139:14).  Even after 50 years of studying the human body and its intricate makeup, I continue to be in awe of the Creator’s design.  As I have tried to discover why there has been a such a tremendous increase in the cases...

Cardiovascular Ultrasound Detection of Cardiovascular Disease: A Review Nov 18th, 2018

Cardiac & Carotid: Unrecognized cardiac and vascular abnormalities can be detected through population based screening in up to 25% of participants.  Only ONE life time screening ECG (EKG) and ONE aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is reimbursed by CMS.  CMS requires a physicians order and is ONLY available to men 65...

Diabetes; The A1c Test Oct 23rd, 2018

The A1C is sometimes referred to as the "Hemoglobin A1C" ("A" for adult), measures average blood glucose for the past 60 to 90 days.  The value is expressed as a percentage.  Many clinicians consider this a more meaningful and reliable blood glucose measure because it takes into account high and...

Thyroid Disease & Thyroid Ultrasound Oct 19th, 2018

Thyroid disease in a community setting seems to be very common and is often discovered as an "incidental finding" with ultrasound of the carotid arteries.Thyroid UltrasoundThe experience of the Technical Director of Vital Health Scores is that between 50 and 70% of every patient/client that I conduct ultrasound of the...

Vital Health Scores - A Brief Tour Oct 11th, 2018

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DEXA Scan & Body Composition Oct 11th, 2018

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Carotid Arteries & Stroke Sep 25th, 2018

Stroke, sometimes referred to as a "cardiovascular accident" (CVA) is a disruption in the supply or characteristic of blood flow to the brain.  There can be mutiple methods and ways for a CVA to occur, but we will highlight the CENTER FOUR:Carotid occlusive disease: Stroke occurring because of substantial narrowing...

Abdominal Problems Sep 12th, 2018

Abdominal Ultrasound an excellent, first line & second tier, non-invasive technique that is widely used to evaluate the source and cause of abdominal pain and to clarify the functional significance of abnormal blood or urine tests.  The technique uses high frequency ultrasound, normally in the 2.5 - 3.5 mHz range to...

Structural Heart Disease Sep 5th, 2018

A surface, or transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE), is the first line and best non-invasive test available to evaluate for overall heart function.  The procedure will take about 30 minutes to do, will be recorded in a completely digital manner, and will very accurately and graphically show how well the heart is...

Blood-Brain Barrier?? Jan 29th, 2018

≈  It turns out that what we always think must always be true, is not necessarily so. This recent study on the USE OF ULTRASOUND in drug treatment may be relevant to many patients, especially those with neurologic or organic brain disease.“Nearly two decades ago, scientists discovered that those microbubbles(harmlessly injected...

Looking Right At It Jan 17th, 2018

Many times, one can look right at something, and not see it.  Sometimes, because it is so obvious, transparency becomes part of the landscape.  If the unseen thing is bad, such as damage or inflammation in the carotid arteries in your neck that supply blood to your brain, the ‘condition’...

The Creators Efficiency Jan 5th, 2018

The Creator is efficient. Evidence or testimony of this is found in any number of ways, whether in ones day to day work or in other more common ways. Truly, there is nothing so uncommon as the common place, and, to quote Conan Doyle; "when all possibilities have been eliminated,...