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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…
Study Shows Diet Tames Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

Study Shows Diet Tames Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism

A recent study showed a low-carbohydrate, whole foods diet low in inflammatory foods significantly decreases thyroid antibodies — the marker for autoimmune thyroid disease, or Hashimoto’s. Hashimoto’s occurs when the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid...

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Counting Carbs? Carbohydrate Density Matters Most

Counting Carbs? Carbohydrate Density Matters Most

If you are counting carbs to stabilize your blood sugar, lower inflammation, balance hormones, or lose weight, experts say looking at carbohydrate density is a more important strategy. Carbohydrate density measures how many carbohydrates are present per 100 grams of...

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Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

Why Antacids May Not Help Your Acid Reflux or Heartburn

While most doctors prescribe antacids to lower stomach acid for heart burn and acid reflux, the real culprit may be that your stomach acid is already too low. This is called hypochlorhydria. Sufficient stomach acid, or hydrochloric acid (HCl), is necessary to: Protect...

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How to Support Optimal Stomach Acid for Good Digestion

How to Support Optimal Stomach Acid for Good Digestion

When we go to the doctor with symptoms of acid reflux, gas, bloating and heartburn, typically the diagnosis of high stomach acid is based purely on symptoms — not a lab test for stomach acid levels — resulting in a prescription for antacids, histamine type 2 receptor...

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