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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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Staying Thin is Harder for Young People than in the Past

Staying Thin is Harder for Young People than in the Past

If you feel like you have a harder time staying slim than your grandparents did at your age, you are right. We are about 10 percent heavier than people in the 80s, even when we eat the same foods and exercise just as much. This may be due to changes in lifestyle and...

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Every Cell Needs Vitamin D Yet Most People are Deficient

Every Cell Needs Vitamin D Yet Most People are Deficient

Vitamin D is one of the few nutrients we can't get enough of from food. Our bodies are designed to make vitamin D from sunlight, yet modern life has made that difficult. The result is a worldwide 50 percent deficiency in vitamin D, even in sunny locations. Why we...

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How to Support your Brain’s “Happiness” Chemical

How to Support your Brain’s “Happiness” Chemical

Many people take SSRI antidepressants for depression. However, it’s important to ask why you are feeling depression in the first place. Many important research strides have been made linking chronic inflammation, poor gut health, gut bacteria, and general brain health...

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Pregnancy or Postpartum can Trigger Hypothyroidism

Pregnancy or Postpartum can Trigger Hypothyroidism

For many women, the onset of their hypothyroid symptoms began either during pregnancy or just after. Most of these women went on to be diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. Pregnancy often triggers Hashimoto’s...

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Depression is a Disorder of inflammation in Many Cases

Depression is a Disorder of inflammation in Many Cases

Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States, affecting more than 16 million people. As such, antidepressant use has jumped by 65 percent in the last 15 years, with one in eight Americans over the age of 12 taking antidepressants. These...

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