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Posted by drbrizman on February 5, 2016 at 12:06am
A very large part of what we do here is to try and teach people not only how to regain their helathy homeodynamic balance, but to prevent future episodes of falling into the dark hole of conditions such as IC and other related chronic inflammatory disorders. In my dissertation, I speak of the many contributing factors involved in the breakdown of the GUT, but a common one that I think is really often overlooked and quite common, is the use of NSAIDs. My daughter broker her arm the other night, and we were of course in the hospital. The attending physician went to give her Ibuprofen.
Posted by drbrizman on January 2, 2016 at 1:57am
I want to take a moment to say Happy New Year to everyone today and reflect a moment on 2015. I would say every year brings with it, it's challlenges yet, is also likely filled with many moments of the positive. 2015 was no exception. Someone said to me this week that if a person has something that they specialize in, their "greatness" is typically not marked by their acheivements, but rather thier trials and errors. I thought long and hard about that because I am very oriented on the successes.
Posted by drbrizman on December 27, 2015 at 10:32pm
I found a couple really great pasta alternatives that do not contain rice. These are a great addition to help limit rice and wheat. Ultimately it is not about completely eliminating certain things but trying to create a balance of foods, not overemphasizing one or the other. In any case, I have tried the first two, both are incredibly delicious. I made a very tasty lasagna the other night with the second one, never having made lasagna before in my life believe it or not. It was outstanding. And, I ate the first one for lunch with some shrimp and avocado salad-also delicious.
Posted by drbrizman on December 23, 2015 at 3:14am
Many people ask me-"when do you make the decision, if at all, to take Western medicine?". This is an interesting question and a very important one. And, there is not a "one size fits all" answer. I think the answer to this question exists in the space that a person finds their threshold for fear and discomfort live.
Posted by drbrizman on December 18, 2015 at 11:49pm
It reminded me today after speaking with a patient who had been doing fantastic and then took a dive, that this work is very much a partnership. And, no matter what good work we do, or any doctor/practitioner for that matter-the person who is receiving that assistance really needs to be paying very close attention to everything he or she is doing in order to help the process go as smoothly as possible.
Posted by drbrizman on December 14, 2015 at 9:21pm
The topic of how genes and gene mutations are effecting us is pretty huge these days. My personal point of view has typically been that we can influence what we have been given with the food we eat, the supplements we take, and the lifestyle we lead-including very importantly, our mindset. I recently contacted on of my Western professors from my doctoral program to begin thinking about a retrospecitve study on the influence of Chinese medicine on IC with some amount of gene study content. It is in it's thinking stages at the moment.