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Blog of Dr. Brent Caplan & Dr. Tiffany Caplan

Taking charge of your health begins with understanding. Check out the inspiring content from our doctors at Central Coast Center for Integrative Health on how you can restore your health for a better future…
Statins Raise Diabetes Risk; What to do Instead of Drugs

Statins Raise Diabetes Risk; What to do Instead of Drugs

You’ve been told you need to lower your cholesterol, but did you know taking a statin could raise your risk of type 2 diabetes? A recent study of almost 9,000 people in their 60s showed that statin use increased the risk of diabetes by almost 40 percent. Statin use...

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Cholesterol, Good Fats, Bad Fats and Heart Health

Cholesterol, Good Fats, Bad Fats and Heart Health

Conventional medicine is slowly admitting that instead of fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates are the biggest sources of high cholesterol. Excess sugars and carbs drive good cholesterol down and triglycerides up, leading to the small, dangerous particles that...

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Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar

Berberine Rivals Metformin for High Blood Sugar

In functional medicine one of the most common causes we see for many health disorders is imbalanced blood sugar. The good news is it is also one of the easiest things to remedy. A powerful tool in this process is a botanical compound called berberine. An epidemic of...

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How to Talk to an Overweight Child About Their Weight

How to Talk to an Overweight Child About Their Weight

Ours is a tricky culture in which to raise a child. We idolize thinness, shame the fat, yet live in a society that constantly begs — if not harasses — us to over indulge in sugary, fattening foods. Also, thanks to busy working parents, many kids are left to their own...

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Alcohol And The Gluten Free Dieter

Alcohol And The Gluten Free Dieter

When you’re eliminating gluten, it’s important to consider booze and the gluten free dieter. How will you be affected by alcoholic beverages? You may not have thought much about how alcohol is made, but it can affect your exposure to gluten. Any beverages that are...

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