Author: Kim Siegenthaler

IBS is a chronic condition that you will need to manage long term. Even though signs and symptoms are uncomfortable, IBS — unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which are forms of inflammatory bowel disease — doesn't cause changes in bowel tissue or increase your risk...

Thyroid disease is one of the most common and most misunderstood medical conditions present in the general population.  At least 12 percent of us will develop a thyroid condition of some type during our lifetimes. About 60 percent of these people are undiagnosed. Thyroid imbalance...

Are you always reaching for an antacid of some kind after eating certain foods, or even on an everyday basis?  Do you routinely take an acid blocker? Let’s take a look at what could be going on and discuss better ways to handle this problem. Even...

Adrenal fatigue is an incompletely understood condition characterized by a range of symptoms, all of which could be the result of something else. Of course, this makes the condition hard to diagnose, and in fact, some physicians do not think the condition even exists at...

Diabetes is a huge and growing problem in the United States primarily due to an increase in obesity and longer lifespans.  Currently, this disease is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and would be higher if we take into consideration that...

Most diabetic patients in the US have type 2 diabetes, or diabetes mellitus. This blog will focus on that population exclusively. Diabetes is a disease in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels appropriately. In diabetic patients, the body’s production of insulin...

As a pharmacist, I am frequently asked about taking nutritional supplements. Sometimes the question being asked is really whether or not it is worth the effort.  There are many reasons to take supplements, and I agree it can be overdone, so let’s look at just...

There are numerous minerals our bodies need which are present in very small amounts. These are the “trace” minerals, as opposed to minerals like calcium which require large amounts of daily intake. Zinc is one of these important nutrients. In general, trace minerals are less...

Probiotics are a beneficial type of bacteria commonly found in the gut where they aid in digestion and immune health. One of the many benefits of taking probiotics is boosting the immune system and an overall healthy gut.  In a study performed by the American...

When a woman is contemplating having a baby, all sorts of emotions are racing through their minds. The decision to have a child is one of the most momentous and scary things people ever do.  The decision carries with it all sorts of joy but...